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ANC 6E Report - October 2015

Monumental Realty Requests T Street Development

A representative from Monumental Realty appeared before the commission to get support for a zoning request for a development project that takes up four properties starting with 608 to 618 T St. NW. The property will be seven stories tall, house 50 to 60 units, and provide up to 38 parking spaces.

ANC 6D Report - October 2015

At its meeting on Oct. 19, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D entertained a packed agenda. Commissioners Marjorie Lightman (6D01), Stacy Braverman Cloyd (6D02), Rachel Reilly Carroll (6D03), Vice Chair Andy Litsky (6D04), Chair Roger Moffatt (6D05), Rhonda N. Hamilton (6D06) and Meredith Fascett (6D07) were present.

Reading The Portals The Riot Act

ANC 6C Report - October 2015

ANC 6C's 11-item agenda, with little disagreement but much discussion, extended to two hours. All 10 Oct. 14 votes were unanimous. All commissioners were present: Daniele Schiffman (6C01), Karen Wirt (6C02), Scott Price (6C03), Mark Eckenwiler (6C04), Chris Miller (6C05), and Tony Goodman (6C06). There was no community comment.

H Street Concerns

ANC 6B Report - October 2015

Problems with the Hine Development Construction

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B sent a letter to Stanton-Eastbanc, the developer in charge of construction at the former Hine School site, voicing concerns about noise, unauthorized weekend and early morning work, and workers parking in spaces they agreed not to, all of which are among the nuisances that the Hine development work is bringing.

ANC 6A Report - October 2015

Talking with Police Officials about Crime

To address this year’s spike in crime of all kinds, Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Chief Diane Grooms, along with First District Captain Tony Charland (parts of ANC 6A are in both the First and Fifth districts) and Detective Sergeant Andrew Struhar, who oversees the Narcotics Enforcement Unit, visited Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6A’s October meeting to speak and answer questions.

Eastern Market Report

Rapid Market Assessment

The Eastern Market management team is planning a Rapid Market Assessment Survey (RMA). This public market survey technique produces information about who customers are and how many customers shop at the Market as well as what customers want to see offered, all of which is useful when making decisions that will grow the Eastern Market .

Educational Meetings Must Be Open to the Public

Educating the District

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) recently announced the formation of a Cross-Sector Collaboration Task Force. According to an Aug. 19 frequently asked questions (FAQ) document prepared by the DME’s office, the task force is charged with “developing clear and fair recommendations on how to improve the coherence and collaboration across and among public schools to improve effectiveness and efficiency.

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DC Is Going Foam Free!

There’s some good news coming for the Anacostia River – and for all waterways in the region! Legislation banning the use of expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), commonly known by the brand name Styrofoam, goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2016. The legislation applies to all DC businesses and organizations that serve food including restaurants and carry-outs, cafes, delis, grocery stores, bars, pubs, food trucks, and cafeterias.

Catherine Plume is a lifelong environmentalist, a writer, and a blogger for the DC Recycler: www.DCRecycler.blogspot.com; Twitter @DC_Recycler.