Category Archives: Public Space

NEWS: 2 New Bus Shelters

The ANC has received notice that ClearChannel Outdoor is constructing newly designed bus shelters at two locations in ANC 2B:

  • 16th Street and P Street NW
  • 16th Street and M Street NW

The construction will take place during August or September 2012.  For questions or comments, please contact Alice Kelly of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT): 202-671-2333.

NEWS: ANC 2B approves revised public space guidelines

After several months of work by our ABRA Policy Committee, the ANC at our March 2011 meeting approved a revised set of guidelines for reviewing applications for public space sidewalk cafes.  These guidelines are an update of our 1997 guidelines.

The new public space guidelines will assist the ANC in considering all applications for public space sidewalk cafes fairly and thoroughly.  Applicants file sidewalk cafe requests to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Public Space Committee.  If liquor is to be served, then applicants must also file such requests to the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board.  The ANC hears these applications first, and the agencies are to give the ANC’s opinion “great weight” in considering the applications.

The process of revising these guidelines began in Fall 2010.  The ABRA Policy Committee circulated a draft and solicited public comment from December through February.  The final document was recommended by the Committee and adopted by the Commission at our March 9, 2011 public meeting.

The revised guidelines are available here.

Our prior posting on this topic is available here.

NEWS: ANC 2B seeks your comments on our Public Space Guidelines

ANC 2B is in the process of revising and updating our 1997 Public Space Guidelines, which assist us in guiding our consideration of applications for public space — namely sidewalk cafes.  Our ABRA Policy Committee has published a working draft and seeks public comment.  A link to the 1997 guidelines and a link to the working draft are below:

ANC 2B Public Space Guidelines (1997)

ANC 2B Proposed Revised Public Space Guidelines (December 2010)

You may comment below or write to Ramon Estrada (, chair of our ABRA Policy Committee.

Thank you for your input!