NEWS: Proposed resolution on 1216 18th Street project (Guitar Bar construction)

The following draft is the Zoning, Preservation, and Development Committee’s proposed resolution on the Historic Preservation Review Board application for construction of the rooftop beer garden “Guitar Bar” above the Shake Shack at 1216 18th Street NW:

PROPOSED resolution regarding 1216 18th Street NW (HPRB, ABC, DCRA)

WhereasĀ the construction at this location has begun without appropriate permitting;

WhereasĀ construction continued despite stop work orders issued by the District;

WhereasĀ the construction team illegally removed stop work orders on multiple occasions;

WhereasĀ ANCĀ 2B negotiated an alcoholic beverage ā€œVoluntary Agreementā€ for this location with certain limitations negotiated for the roof structure;

WhereasĀ the current construction and the drawings beforeĀ HPRB, as we understand them, are not consistent with the agreed-upon Voluntary Agreement;

Therefore be it resolvedĀ thatĀ ANCĀ 2B objects to the project and urges that no construction permit be issued until the above issues are resolved;

Be it further resolvedĀ thatĀ ANCĀ 2B asks theĀ ABCĀ Board to take note of these issues and consider whether, given the above issues, this licensee is fit for licensure.

NEWS: Proposed resolution on 1216 18th Street project (Guitar Bar construction)