Category Archives: 2B06

NEWS: ANC Candidate Forum 10/22/12

On Monday, October 22 at 7:00pm, the Community Involvement Committee of ANC2B will host a candidate forum for all ANC candidates standing on the ballot for election on November 6.  The forum will be held at the Chastleton Ballroom located at 1701 16th St NW – within the boundaries of ANC 2B04, where three candidates are competing for the seat that will be vacated by outgoing Commissioner Jack Jacobson.

The Forum will be moderated by resident activists Iris Molotsky and Michael Beidler and will begin at 7:00pm.  All candidates will have the opportunity to give 2 minute opening statements to the public.  Candidates in the two competitive seats (2B03 and 2B04) will then be asked several questions by the moderators.  Following these questions, members of the public will be able to ask questions to candidates in competitive or non-competitive seats.  The moderators may choose to alter this format as they see fit.

Write-in candidates or candidates for other offices are welcome to attend the event and distribute literature, but will not be provided time for statements or receiving questions.

The event will end no later than 8:30pm, so that attendees can make it home in time for the final Presidential debate.

The following balloted ANC candidates have been invited to participate:

Mike Feldstein, 2B01 – Incumbent
Kevin O’Connor, 2B02 – Incumbent
Bevan Mace, 2B03
Stephanie Maltz, 2B03
Martin Espinoza, 2B04
Stephanie Sheridan, 2B04
Kishan Putta, 2B04
Victor Wexler, 2B05 – Incumbent
Mike Silverstein, 2B06 – Incumbent
Leo Dwyer, 2B07
Will Stephens, 2B08 – Incumbent
Noah Smith, 2B09

NEWS: New Hampshire Streetscape & Reconstruction Project Begins

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has announced that the New Hampshire streetscape project (from Dupont Circle down to Washington Circle) will begin this week.  Here is DDOT’s full announcement:

(Washington, D.C.) Starting Tuesday, September 4, 2012, weather permitting, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will be begin mobilizing or the streetscape construction work planned for New Hampshire Avenue between H Street and Dupont Circle in Northwest Washington.

As part of the preparation and mobilization activities, crews will be installing construction warning and traffic control signage, tree protection devices and will also be accessing the project area to determine the layouts for the construction work zones.

Project Scope The project entails complete reconstruction work between M Street and Dupont Circle and resurfacing work between H and M Streets and 22nd Street between K Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.  To enhance mobility along this corridor the one-way travel pattern between Washington Circle and M Street will be converted into a two-way travel pattern and a new bike lane will be added between Dupont Circle and Washington Circle.

As part of the safety enhancements for this project, select curb areas will be reconfigured to include bulb-outs and the sidewalks along the entire stretch of the project will be reconstructed and will include ADA compliant wheelchair ramps. At Washington Circle select pedestrian paths within the circle will be reconfigured to improve access to and from crosswalks and a post and chain will be installed around the perimeter of the circle to discourage jay-walking. The project scope will also include:

·        The installation of new streetscape features such as enhanced lighting equipment and tree buffers

·        Intersection and crosswalk modifications along New Hampshire Avenue, Washington Circle and 22nd Street·        Upgrading storm drainage inlets to water quality inlets

·        The installation of storm sewer pipes and fire hydrants

Construction 

The critical construction activities associated with this project will take approximately 18-months to complete.  Actual construction related activities are slated to start on or about September 11, 2012 and will first take place on the west side of New Hampshire Avenue where crews will work from south to north at H Street and at M Street.  Following this phase crews will follow the same sequence on the east side of New Hampshire Avenue and will also begin to work 22nd Street between K Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.  Both phases will include work on Washington Circle

Construction work is scheduled to be performed between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and may occasionally take place on weekends and during overnight hours. All construction activities are contingent upon weather conditions.   At a minimum one traffic lane per existing direction will be kept open at all times.  Curbside parking will be temporarily restricted along the construction areas. No-Parking signage will be placed in advance and a notice will be distributed to the stakeholders along the impacted corridor.  A 72-hour advance notification will be provided to all businesses, residences, and stakeholders in this corridor prior to any impacts on traffic flow or parking.  Access to the Metro station and bus stops will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.

Public meetings will be scheduled throughout the construction period to update stakeholders on the progress of the project.   Motorists are advised to stay alert as they travel through or near this work zone area and to plan ahead to minimize delays while traveling through this corridor. 

For additional information about this project please contact the Public Outreach Coordinator, Monica Ray at 202-563-5033 or NewHampshire-info@ddotprojectdc.com.

NEWS: Public Meeting on New Hampshire Ave Project 8/29/12

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the project managers will be holding a public informational meeting on the New Hampshire streetscape project this Wednesday, August 29th at the Flats (2000 N Street NW) at 7:00pm.  The discussion will revolve around the planned project, which will reconstruct NH Ave from Dupont Circle down to Washington Circle.

NEWS: ANC 2B appoints Stephanie Maltz as 2B06 liquor liaison

At our July 2012 public meeting, the ANC appointed Dupont resident Stephanie Maltz as our special non-commissioner liaison for Single Member District  (SMD) 2B06 liquor licensing issues.  The ANC is very grateful for Stephanie’s volunteerism.

Commissioner Mike Silverstein, who represents 2B06, is also an appointed member of the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.  As such, he is normally forced to recuse himself from liquor-related issues at the ANC level.  2B06 has over 60 licensed establishments, more than any other SMD in Dupont, and one of the most of any SMD in the city.  In her role as special liaison for 2B06, Stephanie will communicate with residents and establishments in 2B06 about liquor-licensing issues and make recommendations to the full ANC when applicants come before us.

About Stephanie: Stephanie Maltz has lived in the Dupont area since 2006. As a policy consultant, she has experience working on a wide range of issues from small businesses to education to public health and safety. She is the treasurer of her condo board and volunteers at Ross Elementary as a “Girls on the Run coach.”  Stephanie lives in ANC 2B03 and is looking forward to working with the residents and businesses in the Dupont community.

Contact information for Stephanie:

Email: smaltz@gmail.com
Phone number: (202) 309-5138