Category Archives: Minutes

NEWS: ANC 2B August “Resolution Letters by Month” posted

The following letters that were transmitted to D.C. government agencies as the result of ANC actions at the Commission’s June meeting have been uploaded and posted for public viewing:.

August 2015

1731 New Hampshire Ave NW (BZA)

1103 19th St NW – DC Pizza (ABRA)

1120 19th St NW – Olivia’s Diner (DDOT)

1215 Connecticut Ave NW – &Pizza (DDOT)

1528 Connecticut Ave NW – Beefsteak (DDOT)

1637 17th St NW – Dupont Italian Kitchen (ABRA)

1750 H Street NW (Public Space)

1926 14th St NW – Tico (ABRA)

Friends of Stead Park activities (DPR)

Urging DDOT to Monitor Traffic Pattern Changes for Construction at 15 Dupont Circle NW (DDOT)

NEWS: January “Votes of the ANC” blog

This new blog, “Votes of the ANC” will be posted on the day after our monthly meeting to explain the votes that took place the night before. The language in resolutions will still be up to final review and some changes may be made.  Last night at our regular ANC meeting the following votes occurred:

Election of 2015 ANC2B Officers
Commissioner Warwick moved to nominate officers as a slate. Commission Smith as Chair, Commissioner Maltz as Vice-Chair, Commissioner Upright as Treasurer, and Commissioner Mann as Secretary. Seconded by Commissioner Underhill. Passed by acclimation.

Commissioner Silverstein nominated Will Stephens as Dupont Circle ANC Chairman Emeritus. Seconded by Commissioner Feldstein. Passed 9-0.

Meeting Minutes & Work Calendar

Approval of December 2014 Meeting Minutes
Commissioner Nichols moved to approve pending technical corrections, seconded by Commissioner Warwick. Passed 9-0.

General 

Request by Fresh Farms Market on Vermont Avenue for Letter of Support
Commissioner Feldstein moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Nichols. Passed 8-0.

Alcoholic Beverage Control Agenda

MS 1901, LLC t/a Melt Shop (#97642) for a stipulated and new Retail DR license at 1901 L Street NW. Fast casual artisan sandwiches, tater tots, soup, milkshakes, etc. Establishment will have 30 seats inside with approximately 10 sidewalk cafe seats. Hours 11 am to 9 pm Sunday through Saturday. (2B06)
Commissioner Maltz moved to support the stipulated license based on selling just a beer and wine, early closing at 9pm, and full hours of serving food, seconded by Commissioner Nichols. Passed 8-0.
Commission takes no action on the permanent full license.

Consideration of resolution for ABC Board to Address Recent Violence at Heritage India/Zanzibar at 1901 Pennsylvania Ave NW (ABRA-90050) (2B06)
Commissioner Smith moved to adopt the letter, seconded by Commissioner Maltz. Passed 8-0.

Discussion of West Dupont Moratorium Zone and Appointment of Working Group
Commissioner Warwick moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Smith. Passed 7-0-2. The resolution reads as follows:

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B appoints the following members to the ad-hoc created West Dupont Moratorium Working Group in order to create an impact driven and neighbor focused community engagement process regarding the future of the West Dupont Moratorium Zone.

1. Daniel Warwick (Commissioner, 2B02), Chair
2. Mike Feldstein (Commissioner, 2B01)
3. Patrick Kain
4. Karyn Robinson

Consideration of Resolution on Prioritizing the Reduction of Noise from Liquor-licensed Established – Commissioners Nichols and Warwick.
Commissioner Nichols moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Warwick. Passed 8-0-1. Commissioner Silverstein abstains. The resolution reads as follows:

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B asks you to take act in early 2015 to address the disturbance to peace order and quiet created by amplified music emanating from on-premises alcoholic beverage retailers.

First, we believe the agencies responsible for enforcing noise laws at liquor-selling establishments should improve their enforcement of existing noise laws. We hope you will be leaders in interagency collaboration among the Alocholic Beverage Regulation Authority (ABRA), the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). The 2014 ABRA noise task force is a starting place from which to draw experience to improve the effectiveness of noise enforcement.

Second, as diminishing noise from liquor selling establishments is a crucial quality of life concern for those who live, work, and play in The District, we believe now is also the time to study ways to systemically improve the noise laws and regulations that govern noise related to alcohol establishments.

While Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B contains just 3% of DC residents, we have a disproportionate number of liquor selling establishments in our ANC. We look forward to working with you to establish a framework for noise control in the District.

 

Historic Preservation & Zoning Applications

 

1330 Connecticut Ave NW. Historic preservation review for significant alterations to front, rear and side facades and use of public space. (2B07)
Commissioner Underhill moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Warwick. Passed 9-0. The resolution reads as follows:

Whereas 1330 Connecticut Avenue has come before the ANC 2B Zoning Preservation and Development (ZPD) committee;

Whereas the project presented will be a new design that would require an alteration of the existing terms of the Planned Unit Development;

Whereas the new design presented better activates the pedestrian experience;

Therefore, ANC 2B is willing to support the project contingent upon demonstrating the following conditions:

(1) ANC 2B is notified of any changes to the Planned Unit Development (“PUD”).
(2) The project team consults with and reaches consensus with ANC 2B on a Memorandum of Understanding regarding construction.
(3) ANC 2B is notified of any material changes to the design.

1734 R Street NW. HPA 15-059 (2B03)
Commissioner Maltz moved to request a one month delay, seconded by Commissioner Upright. Passed 9-0. The resolution reads as follows:

Whereas the applicant has not yet adequately notified neighbors of this project, but has expressed interest in working with the neighbors to obtain their input.

Therefore, ANC2B request a one month delay of the hearing of this case so that the input of neighbors can more appropriately be weighed. The delay is supported by the applicant.

1601 18th Street NW. BZA 18903 (2B03)
Commissioner Maltz moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Underhill. Passed 9-0. The resolution reads as follows:

Whereas 1601 18th Street NW is requesting a special exception to bring the existing usage into compliance with the applicable laws;

Whereas the tenants will be continuing to use the space in the same manner as it is currently being utilized;

Therefore; ANC2B supports the change of use formality.

2138 O Street NW. HPRB application for rear addition. (2B06)
Commissioner Silverstein moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Mann. Passed 9-0. The resolution reads as follows:

Whereas the project is within the existing character and nature of the block and not setting a new precedent;

Whereas the applicant has letters of support from the neighbors at both 2128 and 2132 O Street NW;

Therefore, ANC 2B is willing to support the project contingent upon demonstrating the following conditions:

(1) Meeting a flag test for the renovation that demonstrations that the addition would not be visible from O St. and

(2) Proof of outreach to the building across the street neighbors.

Motion to Congratulate John Jedzink on his election as Chair of the DCC
Commissioner Feldstein moved to approve subject to letter being drafted, seconded by Commissioner Smith. Adopted without opposition.

Appointment of Standing Zoning, Preservation, and Development Committee
Commissioner Warwick moved to establish committee & nominate members & to assign the task of re-purposing itself to the committee, seconded by Commissioner Smith. Passed 9-0. The resolution reads as follows:

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2B hereby appoints a standing committee to help the full ANC with issues regarding individual zoning and historic preservation applications as well as policy issues regarding development impacting the Dupont Circle neighborhood.

The following members will be appointed to the committee:

Daniel Warwick (Commissioner 2B02), Co-Chair
Mike Feldstein (Commissioner 2B01), Co-Chair
Stephanie Maltz (Commissioner 2B03)
Michael Upright (Commissioner 2B04)
Noah Smith (Commissioner 2B09, Chair ANC 2B – ex oficio)
Patrick Smith
Michael Biedler
Chris Furlong
Cathy Brooker

Members of the previous session’s committee who have not been reappointed will be invited to the February meeting of the ZPD committee as full members of the committee and may ask to be reappointed for the March ZPD meeting.

 

Administrative Matters

Treasurer’s Report Quarterly Report 1 FY15 Started with 77,680.70 ended 79,301.61
Commissioner Maltz moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Upright. Passed 9-0.

Approval of $25 to participate in the ANC Security Fund
Commissioner Upright moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Maltz. Passed 9-0. The resolution reads as:

Request for reimbursement to Will Stephens for $52 for ANC charges
Commissioner Maltz moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Smith. Passed 8-0-1.

Request for reimbursement to Mike Silverstein for $60 for Name Plates
Commissioner Smith moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Upright. Passed 9-0.

Request for pre-approval for Noah Smith to Purchase Business Cards up to $500
Commissioner Upright moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Mann. Passed 8-0-1.

 

NEWS: December “Resolution Letters By Month” now posted

The following letters that were transmitted to D.C. government agencies as the result of ANC actions at the Commission’s November meeting have been uploaded and posted for public viewing:.

December 2014

1432 Swann St NW (HPRB)

1504 Swann St NW (BZA)

1504 Swann St NW (HPRB)

1541 T St NW (HPRB)

1617 Riggs Place (HPRB)

1826 15th St NW (HPRB)

1900 N Street (Public Space)

2112 R St NW (Public Space)

2127 N Street NW (HPRB)

NEWS: December “Votes of the ANC” Posted

This new blog, “Votes of the ANC” will be posted on the next day after our meeting to explain the votes that took place the night before. The language in resolutions will still be up to final review and some change may be made.  Last night at our regular ANC meeting the following votes occurred:

 

Meeting Minutes

Approval of Minutes (October 2014 and November 2014)

 

General

Resolution to Support Delinking Soccer Stadium from Reeves Center (ANC1B) – Commissioner Maltz moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Nichols. Passed 5-1-0. The resolution reads as:

Whereas, the District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Development Act of 2014 (Stadium Act) would approve agreements to acquire land at Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington, DC, prepare the land for development, lease the land to the DC United soccer team, enable the construction of a 20-25,000 seat soccer stadium, abate property and sales taxes, and develop adjacent land;

Whereas, the Stadium Act proposes to swap the District-owned Reeves Center located at 14th and U Streets NW for land at Buzzard Point, after which a private developer will redevelop the Reeves Center with a predominance of market rate housing;

Whereas, the plans to redevelop the Reeves Center were formed without community input;

Whereas, it is estimated that the Stadium Act will produce net new spending of $2.6 billion, including for both one-time construction benefits as well as the ongoing annual recurring benefits associated with the Stadium, the Buzzard Point hotel, the Reeves Center redevelopment and the new Ward 8 municipal center;

Whereas, this level of combined net new spending is estimated to support 1,683 new full-time equivalent jobs (FTEs), including both full and part-time jobs, and these new jobs are estimated to generate personal earnings of $1.3 billion in 2015 net present value dollars from 2015 through 2046;

Whereas, there are significant non-economic benefits that will also accrue from the soccer stadium project, including spurring economic development on Buzzard Point as much as ten years faster than would happen without significant governmental investment;

Whereas, it has been proposed that the Reeves Center will be replaced with a new government office building in Anacostia, which will also help to accelerate that area’s revitalization;

Whereas, despite the proposed benefits, the Stadium Act as negotiated can be improved upon by de-linking Reeves from the acquisition of land on Buzzard Point;

Whereas, recent appraisals value the Reeves Center at between $11 million and $20 million more than the price that the District is being paid for the property;

Whereas, the current administration has not initiated any action to fund the Ward 8 municipal office building;

Whereas, to protect District taxpayers, a higher value can be achieved by selling the property to the highest bidder;

Whereas, the DC Council Committee on Economic Development, chaired by Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser, proposes to remove the Reeves Center land swap from the Stadium Act and doing so addresses the problem of the current purchase price being below the appraised value, solves the concerns voiced by many community members that they have not participated in discussions about how the site should be redeveloped;

Whereas, removing the Reeves Center land swap from the Stadium Act also allows the District to require that the site include more affordable housing;

Whereas, the Stadium Act as proposed to be amended by Mayor-Elect Bowser ensures that residents have input into the future of their communities, saves the District taxpayers millions of dollars, spurs redevelopment of Buzzard Point, generates hundreds of jobs and hundreds of millions in economic benefit, and results in the construction and operation of a state of the art home for DC United for decades to come, while also preserving the opportunity to redevelop the Reeves Center and develop a new municipal center in Ward 8 in consultation with the affected communities;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That ANC 2B supports Mayor-Elect Bowser’s plan to amend the Stadium Act to delink the Reeves Center from the stadium deal and to engage the community in discussions regarding the future of the Reeves Center and a new municipal office building in Ward 8.

 

Historic Preservation & Zoning Applications

HPRB Application for 2127 N Street NW
Commissioner Silverstein moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Smith. Passed 5-0.

Resolution on ANC2B Support for Market Price Purchase of St. Thomas Land to Preserve Parkland (Commissioner Nichols) – Commissioner Nichols moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Smith. Passed 1-5-0.

Rehearing for HPRB Application for 1617 Riggs Place, NW (HPA-14-723) (2B04) – Commissioner Putta moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Smith. Passed 4-1-1.

1826 15th St NW – historic preservation review for rear garage and third floor (non-visible) construction (2B09) – Commissioner Smith moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Feldstein. Passed 6-0. The resolution reads as follows:

ANC 2B supports the project as presented, only if a flag test confirms that the addition is not visible from anywhere along the 1800 block of 15th Street. The ANC supports the garage portion of the project as presented.

1432 Swann St NW – historic review for third floor addition (non-visible)(2B09) – Commissioner Smith moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Feldstein. Passed 6-0. The resolution reads as follows:

Whereas the owners of 1432 Swann Street NW propose to add a third story to their home, which would not be visible from the street.

Be it resolved ANC 2B supports the project as presented.

1504 Swann St NW – historic and zoning variance review for rear second story addition (visible from Swann St) and roof deck (non-visible) (2B09) – Commissioner Smith moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Feldstein. Passed 6-0. The resolution reads as follows:

Whereas the applicant proposes a second story addition to the rear of their home; and

Whereas the addition will be entirely visible from there street; and

Whereas the applicant is requesting the addition due to the loss of light and air on their roof deck based on their neighbor’s previously approved project.

Therefore be it resolved ANC 2B supports the project based on the unique circumstance of the impact of their neighbor’s addition on light, air, and quality of life; and

Be it further resolved ANC 2B believes this addition will enhance the historic Swann Street facade by filling in a currently vacant air space.

1541 T St NW – historic review for roof deck (2B09) – Commissioner Smith moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Feldstein. Passed 6-0. The resolution reads as follows:

Whereas the applicant at 1541 T Street NW proposes to build a rear deck and a roof deck; and

Whereas the roof deck will not be visible from the street and is consistent with a previously supported roof deck on the same block;

Whereas the applicant has two letters of support from neighbors.

Therefore be it resolved that ANC 2B supports the project as proposed.

 

Public Space Use & Related Applications

Public space application for a curb cut for a new mixed use block-long structure at 1900 N Street. Curb cut is for the new building, and will be in the same approximate place as the existing curb cut for the existing structure. JBG is the developer, and will introduce the project to the ANC at this presentation. (2B06) – Commissioner Smith moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Feldstein. Passed 5-0-1. The resolution reads as follows:

ABRA application, sidewalk cafe for Bistro Bistro, 1727 Connecticut Ave., 8 seats. (2B01) – Commissioner Smith moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Feldstein. Passed 5-0. ANC protest application based peace order and quiet and public saftey.

Public space application for 2112 R St NW for a Sculpture. (2B02) Commissioner Silverstein moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Feldstein. Passed 6-0.

 

NEWS: October “Votes of the ANC” blog has been posted

This new blog, “Votes of the ANC” will be posted on the next day after our meeting to explain the votes that took place the night before. The language in resolutions will still be up to final review and some change may be made.  Last night at our regular ANC meeting the following votes occurred:

 

Election to fill the vacancy in position of Vice-Chair

Commissioner Smith moved to nominate Commissioner Stephens as Vice-Chair, seconded by Commissioner Nichols. Approved by acclimation.

 

Meeting Minutes & Work Calendar

Approval of Minutes (September & September Special Meeting 2014)

September Regular Meeting minutes subject to technical changes – Commissioner Stephens moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Maltz. Passed 5-0.

September Special Meeting minutes subject to technical changes – Commissioner Stephens moved to approve, seconded by Commissioner Maltz. Passed 5-0.

 

Alcohol Applications

*Note: Commissioner Silverstein chooses to recuse himself from ABRA related matters because he sits on the city ABC board.

Renewals

Class B Retail-Grocery license for Dupont Market at 1807 18th St NW (ABRA-021578) (2B01) – No Action

Class B Retail-Grocery license for Oasis, Inc 2024 P St NW hours of alcohol sale/service Sunday-Saturday 9am-12am (ABRA-014153) (2B02) – No Action

Class B Retail-Grocery license for Metro Supermarket 2130 P St NW hours of alcohol sale/service Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm Sunday 9am-8pm (ABRA-074057)- No Action

Class B Retail-Grocery license for 1500 Market at 1500 Massachusetts Ave NW (ABRA-060717) – No Action

Class B Retail-Grocery license for Marbi’s Newsstand at 1730 Rhode Island Ave NW (ABRA-092424) – No Action

 

Historic Preservation & Zoning Applications

HPRB Application by 1617 Riggs Place, NW (2B04) – Commissioner Feldstein moved for a one month delay to look at the matter more in depth and to get the Dupont Conservancy position. seconded by Commissioner Stephens. Passed 7-0.

HPRB and BZA (BZA #18844) Applications by 2131 N Street NW for two-story rear addition of approximately ten feet. Kim Kemper to present. Hearing: 9/23/2014 (2B06) – Commissioner Silverstein moved the following resolution, seconded by Commissioner Feldstein. Passed 7-0. The resolution reads as follows:

Whereas the applicant is seeking to a two story addition to the rear of the property;

Whereas the applicant is seeking a lot coverage variance based on a historic alley setback below current zoning minimums;

Whereas the applicant has presented letters of support from neighbors;

Whereas the proposed addition is in alignment with neighbors and is not precedent setting;

Therefore be it resolved that ANC2B supports this project as presented.

 

HPRB (#14-638) 1108 16th St NW (16th Street Historic District). Owner Red Multi Family: Attorney Anne H. Adams, Esq., Goulston and Storrs; Architect Jane Nelson, Nelson Architects. Project adds stories to the former Planned Parenthood Building to create a mixed use building of offices and residences. (2B05) – Commissioner Feldstein moved the following resolution, seconded by Commissioner Silverstein. Passed 6-0. The resolution reads as follows:

Whereas the proposed project adding residential is in a historic district and subject to HPRB review;

Whereas the applicant proposes to retain the first and second floor facades and proposes to use building materials consistent with the historic nature of the neighborhood.

Whereas consultation with residential neighbors finds not objection.

Therefore ANC 2B has no objection the project as proposed.

BZA (#18866) 1108 16th St NW (16th Street Historic District) – Commissioner Feldstein moved the following resolution, seconded by Commissioner Maltz. Passed 6-0. The resolution reads as follows:

Whereas the applicant proposes several zoning variances including a “quantity of parking variance”, adding office space and residential units in a SP zone, and not meeting the minimum courtyard width for a residential building; and

Whereas if residents and office tenants desire reserved parking spaces there are multiple parking garages in the vicinity of 1108 16th St NW which offer reserved parking; and

Whereas the minimum courtyard width variance is only required due to the developer’s choice to provide a courtyard for more open space, light, and air for residents, office tenants, and neighbors, and the ANC believes the voluntary development of a courtyard below minimum width is better than having no courtyard.

Therefore ANC 2B has no objection to the project as proposed.

HPRB (#14-517) 1506 Q Street, NW (Dupont Circle Historic District). Owner Sean Neilan; Architect KC Price. Conversion with rear addition. (2B05) – Commissioner Nichols moved the following resolution, seconded by Commissioner Smith. Passed 6-0. The resolution reads as follows:

WHEREAS, ANC does not support this project until we are able to review through our ZPD committee to allow the community and stakeholders to be involved.

WHEREAS, the developer did not attend the ZPD meeting and thus it is not ANC 2B’s fault that they did not got through the normal process.

HPRB Application by 1841 15th Street NW for two story addition (2B09) – Commissioner Smith moved the following resolution, seconded by Commissioner Silverstein. Passed 4-0-2. Commissioner Maltz and Nichols abstain. The resolution reads as follows:

ANC2B does not object to the project as presented, however we encourage HPRB and HPO staff to consider whether a rear addition of 15.5 feet is appropriate for the street and compatible with the neighborhood.

ANC2B supports the use of materials, landscaping, and lighting that are as appropriate, beautiful, and enhancing as possible—particularly for the eastward facing wall that neighbors will see.

Finally, ANC2B will continue to support a dialogue between neighbors in an effort to find ways to minimize impacts of the proposed construction on quality of life, safety, and beauty.

 

 

Consideration of resolution to submit to Board of Zoning Adjustment on appeal (#18851) for the issuance of a building permit for a rear deck at 1536 T Street NW. Note that the ANC will address only its own procedural history and not the plans or provisions for the construction, which was supported by the ANC earlier this year. (2B09) – Commissioner Smith moved the following resolution, seconded by Commissioner Stephens. Passed 5-0. The resolution reads as follows:

Whereas an appeal (#18851) has been filed with the Board of Zoning Adjustment for the
issuance of a building permit for a rear deck at 1536 T Street NW (permit #B1409246);

Whereas the appellant’s statement indicates that their basis for appeal includes all the grounds for opposing the granting of zoning relief at the same location (#18725);

Whereas ANC2B adopted a resolution in support of the zoning relief for this address on February 17, 2014;

Whereas the appellant’s statement lists one basis of their appeal to be “The Advisory Neighborhood Commission report supporting the proposed variances was a legal nullity because improperly noticed. Its recommendation was, therefor, a nullity.”;

Whereas ANC2B responded to several Freedom of Information Act requests in February and March of 2014 regarding the notice provided for ANC meetings in February;

Whereas ANC2B testified before the Board of Zoning Adjustment in March 2014 providing both support for the zoning relief and defending the proper notice of the February 17, 2014 meeting; and

Whereas the Board of Zoning Adjustment unanimously approved the zoning relief for this address and noted in their decision the following:

“The Party in Opposition argued that ANC 2B had not provided proper legal notice for its
February 17, 2014 meeting at which the Applicant presented its request and the ANC voted to
recommend approval. Whether that is correct depends upon an interpretation of the ANC statute
and the bylaws of ANC 2B. Both the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman (also the SMD in this
case) attended the BZA hearing and provided testimony that offered a reasonable interpretation
that the ANC’s recommendation in this case was duly and validly issued. This Board is only
charged with interpreting the Zoning Regulations and will defer to the ANC with respect to the
laws and bylaws that govern its procedures.

However, the Board also concludes that even if it had found the ANC’s recommendation to not
be valid, the Board would still approve this Application. The Board found that the Applicant met the burden of proof for being granted the variances independent of anything stated by the ANC, and therefore even if the ANC letter had never been received, the result would have been the same.”

Therefore, be it RESOLVED that ANC2B maintains that it’s meeting on February 17, 2014 was properly noticed and that the Board of Zoning Adjustment should continue to give great weight to it’s resolution regarding this case.

Attached to this resolution shall be ANC2B’s resolution from February 17, 2014 and the written testimony of Commissioners Noah Smith and Will Stephens to the Board of Zoning Adjustment on March 11, 2014.

Annual Review of Zoning Variance (special exception) for Universalist National Memorial Church at 1810 16th St NW to allow a theater in the basement. (2B09) – Commissioner Smith moved the following resolution, seconded by Commissioner Stephens. Passed 5-0. The resolution reads as follows:

Whereas in 2012, the Universalist National Memorial Church applied for a variance from the use provisions for theater performances on the basement level in the DC/R-5-B District at premises 1810 16th Street, N.W. (#18471);

Whereas in November 2012, ANC2B adopted a resolution supporting the variance with the following conditions:

1) Restrict to the front entrance of the Church all audience and staff coming to all public events held in the auditorium, whether sponsored by Spooky Action Theater or sponsored by the UNMC;
2) Restrict to the front entrance staff and performers coming to the Church for rehearsals or auditions;
3) Restrict to the front entrance audience, staff and performers who leave the building for smoking breaks or intermissions;
4) Exceptions to these restrictions are ADA access, which is best accomplished through the alley entrance, deliveries of materials and equipment, and emergency exit ;
5) Limit attendance to productions by the theater renting space in the UNMC auditorium to 75, though other non-performance events sponsored by the theater or any event sponsored by the UNMC itself may use the full 225 person capacity of the auditorium; and
6) Remove the restriction on the number of performances that may be held during a one-year period.

Whereas the variance was granted with the ANC’s conditions in place;

Whereas one additional condition of the special exception is that “The Church shall meet with the ANC annually to discuss any concerns and the need to implement any new mitigation measures.”

Whereas the Spooky Action Theater, which operates in the basement of the Church, has approached the ANC to discuss its annual obligation for meeting and discussion of concerns and whereas Commissioner Smith has spoken with several neighbors who do not have additional concerns about current operations, and who indicated that the above referenced conditions are being met.

Therefor be it RESOLVED that the Church has met its annual obligation to meet with the ANC and that ANC2B continues to appreciate the Church’s and Theater’s willingness to meet with and address concerns from neighbors.

 

Rehearing: Application for valet staging zone for Chi Cha Lounge, 1624 U St NW – Commission takes no action.

Application for new driveway at 1711 Massachusetts Ave. (#98466) (2B07) – Commissioner Smith moved to support the application, seconded by Commissioner Stephens. Passed 5-0.

 

Report of Transportation & Public Infrastructure Committee

Nomination of David Alpert to serve on the TPI Committee. Vote to approve new members of the Transportation and Public Infrastructure Committee, David Alpert. Moved by Commissioner Smith, Seconded by Commissioner Stephens. Passed 5-0.

 

Finance/Treasurer Items

FY14 Q4 $77,680.02. Motion on quarterly report. Motion by Commissioner Maltz, seconded by Commissioner Smith. Passed 5-0.

Budget Updates: Motion to adopt new budget which has 23 items and not 24, subject to finding a place to add workers compensation. Motion by Commissioner Maltz, seconded by Commissioner Stephens. Passed 5-0.

Reimbursement of Pride Parade candy expenses for up to $20 – Commission Stephens moved to approve the reimbursement of Pride Parade candy expenses for $20, seconded by Commissioner Nichols. Passed 5-0.