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Archive - Dec 6, 2014

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NoMa Underpass Art Project Discussed in Detail

November ANC 6C Meeting Report

The Transportation and Public Space Committee discussed design proposals for the NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) underpass art project.  The D.C. City Council authorized $50 million in its budget for parks, playgrounds and green space in the NoMa neighborhood in May. At a previous Transportation Committee meeting, community members expressed concerns regarding how the plans would impact public safety, specifically the intensity of the lights proposed and the narrowness of sidewalk space.

The December meeting is at Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., not the second Wednesday as usual. Heritage Foundation, 214 Mass. Ave. NE.

Renovation Request For Dacha Beer Garden

November ANC 6E Meeting Report

Representatives for Dacha Beer Garden appeared before the commission to request support for Historic Preservation Approval for Renovation and Addition to a Historic Building located at 1602 Seventh St. NW. After Dacha representatives gave their presentation of the historic preservation project, the commission was asked to comment on the addition to the building. Plans call for restoring the Seventh St. façade by putting in original arch wood windows and rebuilding the historic balcony.

ANC 6E will meet again at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Northwest One Library, located at 155 L St. NW. 

Visit "www.anc6e.org" www.anc6e.org to view the ANC 6E newsletter. Follow on Twitter, @ANC6E, and on Facebook by searching ANC6E

ANC 6B Supports Bayou Bakery Liquor License

November ANC 6B Meeting Report

At its November meeting, ANC 6B voted 5-3 to approve a liquor license for Bayou Bakery, which is moving into the Hill Center’s carriage house. 

November ANC 6A Meeting Report

Richard Jackson, deputy director of community outreach at the District Department of Environment (DDOE) gave an update on the Anacostia River Sediment Project. The DDOE is still doing testing of the river to see what contaminants are there and what can be done to address them. The process is scheduled to last until 2015. So far, 336 samples have been pulled from the river, including sediment, surface water, shellfish, fish and crayfish.

ANC 6A meets on the second Thursday of every month at Miner Elementary School. The 6A committees meet at 7 p.m. at the following dates: Alcohol Beverage and Licensing, third Wednesday Tuesday of every month at the Sherwood Recreation Center. Community Outreach, third Monday of each month, Maury Elementary School.Economic Development and Zoning, third Wednesday of each month, Sherwood Recreation Center. Transportation and Public Space, third Monday of every month, Capitol Hill Towers. Please visit www.ANC6A.org for the latest information regarding meetings

ANC 6D Calls for Delay in Soccer Stadium Plans

November ANC 6D Meeting Report

Saying that substantial pieces are missing from the soccer stadium proposal as it has been presented, the ANC voted unanimously to express its misgivings in a letter to the City Council urging it to delay any action on the project until there is action on the local community’s needs. 

The next meeting of ANC 6D will be held on Monday, December 8th, 7 PM, at 1100 4th Street SW, 2nd floor conference room.

Hine Construction's Impact on Eastern Market Parking Examined

November EMCAC Report

Dues for 2015

EMCAC meets every last Wednesday of the month at Eastern Market's North Hall, starting at 7:00 pm. There will be no EMCAC meeting in December due to the holiday season; the next meeting is January 28, 2015.

Plans to turn Imani Temple into residential units being considered

Home to the Imani Temple, 609 Maryland Avenue NE was put up for sale in 2012. “We’re in a Catch-22 situation where we cannot grow this ministry,” founder George A. Stallings, Jr. told the Washington Post at the time.

Is the District’s Homeless System Ready for Winter?

The Numbers

The first cold weather of the season has arrived, and believe it or not, that is good news for DC’s homeless families. That’s because this is when families with children have the legal right to shelter. From April until November, the city turned away most homeless families, leaving them to sleep in cars, return to living with an abuser, or some other unstable situation.

Lazere is executive director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute ( HYPERLINK "http://www.dcfpi.org" www.dcfpi.org). DCFPI promotes budget and policy solutions to reduce poverty and inequality in the District of Columbia, and to increase the opportunity for residents to build a better future.