ANC 1B Minutes for September 04, 2014

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GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
 
ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 1B
 
 
Minutes  
 
Thursday,  September  4th,  2014  
7:00pm,  Reeves  Center,  2000  14th  Street  N.W.  
 
The  regular  monthly  meeting  of  the  Advisory  Neighborhood  Commission  1B  occurred  on  Thursday,  
September  4th,  2014,  at  7:00pm  at  the  Reeves  Center,  Commissioner  James  Turner  was  present  as  chair.    
 
Commissioners  Present:  
Ricardo  Reinoso  (1B05)  
Dyana  Forester  (1B06)  
Juan  Lopez  (1B07)  
Mark  Ranslem  (1B08)  
James  A.  Turner  (1B09)  
Allyson  Carpenter  (1B10)  
E.  Gail  Anderson  Holness  (1B11)  
Zahra  Jilani  (1B12)  
 
Commissioners  absent:  
Marc  Morgan  (1B01)  
Jeremy  Leffler  (1B02)  
Sedrick  Muhammad  (1B03)  
Deborah  Thomas  (1B04)  
 
Chairperson  James  Turner  did  not  observe  the  presence  of  quorum  and  called  the  meeting  to  order  
informally  at  7:00pm.  
 
Announcements  
 
James  Turner  opens  up  community  announcements.  
 
DC  Legendary  Musicians  Legends  of  Jazz  concert  
 
Paul  Robeson  mural  at  1351  U  St.    
 
Lauran  Wilson  Phelan  announcement    
 
Frank  Maduro-­‐  Walk  the  Neighborhood  initiative,  Frank.Maduro@dc.gov  
-­‐Mack  Thompson  Memorial,  September  13  @  11  AM  at  1480  Girard  Street  
 
Luke  Burns-­‐  United  DC  Coalition  outreach  on  proposal  
 
Quorum  was  reached  at  7:21  PM.    
 
Approval  of  Agenda
Action:  Chairman  Turner  moves  to  add  Cloud  Settlement  Agreement,  13th  and  U  Streetscape  by  
JBG,  and  the  Paul  Robeson  mural  at  1351  U  St.  
 
Action:  Chairman  Turner  motions  to  approve  the  Agenda.  
  Vote:  Motions  passes  with  unanimous  consent.    
 
  Action:  Commissioner  Anderson-­‐Holness  moves  to  accept  budget.  
  Vote:  Motion  passes  with  unanimous  consent.  
 
Commissioner  Announcements  
 
E  Gail  Anderson-­‐Holness-­‐  invites  community  to  come  to  Morehouse  v.  Howard  football  game,  and  
Howard  Homecoming.  Announces  candidacy  for  State  Board  of  Education    
 
Allyson  Carpenter-­‐  Howard  University  Student  Association  Community  Basketball  Tournament  
 
Zahra  Jilani-­‐  Stop  Diabetes  Village  September  27  at  Freedom  Plaza  11-­‐3,  register  at  
www.diabetes.org/stopdiabetesvillage  
 
Ricardo  Reinoso-­‐  Thanks  to  notable  members  of  community  for  help  with  the  fire  at  1429  Belmont  St  
 
Dyana  Forester-­‐  Invited  principal  of  Duke  Ellington  to  the  meeting,  he  couldn’t  make  it  to  this  meeting  
but  will  be  at  the  next  one.  Also  requested  DDOT  to  put  a  stopsign,  cones,  or  a  crossing  guard  for  the  
school  on  11th  Street  
 
Officer  Report  
 
 
Action:  Anderson-­‐Holness  moves  to  approve  the  FY2015  1B  budget.  
Vote:  8  ayes,  0  nays,  0  abstentions.  Motions  passes  with  unanimous  consent.  
 
Commissioner  Anderson-­‐Holness  provides  update  on  Community  and  Church  Task  Force  
 
Committee  Reports  
 
ABC  Committee  
 
Nick  Baumann  presents  the  ABC  report  
 
Cloud  Settlement  Agreement  approved  at  August  2014  hearing  was  modified,  existing  hours  modified.  
No  action  taken  from  Commission  on  this  issue  at  this  hearing.    
 
Crème  (CR  License)  2436  14th  Street,  NW  (1B05)    
 
Action:  Reinoso  moves  to  support  the  ABC  committee’s  decision  to  protest  Crème  on  peace  
order  and  quiet.  
Vote:  8  ayes,  0  nays,  0  abstentions.  Motion  passes  with  unanimous  consent.
Gallagher  &  Graham  (A  License)  2120  Vermont  Avenue,  NW  (1B02)  
 
Action:  Jilani  moves  to  support  Gallagher  &  Graham’s  application  for  a  liquor  license  and  the  
Settlement  Agreement  as  written.  
Vote:  8  ayes,  0  nays,  0  abstentions.  Motion  passes  with  unanimous  consent  
 
Eleven  Market  (B  License)  1936  11th  Street,  NW  (1B02)  
 
  Action:  Anderson-­‐Holness  moves  to  support  the  settlement  agreement  as  written.  
  Vote:  Motion  dies  for  lack  of  a  second.  
 
Action:  Reinoso  moves  to  protest  Eleven  Market’s  application  on  the  basis  of  peace  order  and  
quiet.  
Vote:  7  ayes,  1  nay,  0  abstentions.  Motion  passes  
 
Commissioners  Turner  and  Anderson-­‐Holness  leave  at  8:17pm  (6  of  12  Commissioners  present;  currently  
no  quorum).  
 
Wet  Dog  Tavern  2100  Vermont  Ave.  NW,  (1B02)    
 
Commissioners  Turner  and  Anderson-­‐Holness  return  at  8:20pm  (8  of  12  Commissioners  present;  currently  
quorum  reestablished).  
 
  Action:  Jilani  moves  to  protest  Wet  Dog  Tavern  on  the  basis  of  peace,  order,  and  quiet.  
  Vote:  7  ayes,  0  nays,  1  abstention.  Motion  passes.  
 
Commissioner  Anderson-­‐Holness  Resolution  
 
  Action:  Anderson-­‐Holness  moves  to  call  for  Jeremy  Leffler  (1B02)  to  formally  resign.  
  Vote:  8  ayes,  0  nays,  0  abstentions.  Motion  passes  with  unanimous  consent.  
 
Cloud  
 
Action:  Jilani  moves  to  support  the  changed  settlement  agreement  for  Cloud.  
Vote:  8  ayes,  0  nays,  0  abstentions.  Motion  passes  with  unanimous  consent.  
 
Design  Review  Committee  
 
Lela  Winston  gave  the  Design  Review  Committee  report.  
 
919  T  Street,  NW    (1B02)  
 
*Commissioner  E.  Gail  Anderson-­‐Holness  requested  that  a  note  be  made  that    
 
  Action:  Commissioner  Anderson-­‐Holness  moves  that  this  item  be  placed  in  in  abeyance  until  1B  
has  time  to  review  it.  
  Vote:  Motion  dies  for  lack  of  second.
Action:  Lopez  moves  to  support  approval  of  special  exception  to  permit  two-­‐story  rear  addition  
under  section  223.  
  Vote:  7  ayes,  1  nay,  0  abstentions  motion  passes.  
 
INSERTION  INTO  THE  RECORD:  Statement  by  Commissioner  Holness:  I  think  we’re  making  decisions—
and  I  want  to  go  on  record  as  saying  this—that  we  are  making  decisions  based  on  information  that  will  
impact  our  community,  and  we-­‐re  making  them  ostensibly,  without  having  a  review  of  the  information.  
And  if  we  don’t  have  a  Commissioner  in  place,  it  puts  us  at  bay  to  make  decisions  on  information  we  
have  no  knowledge  of.  I  think  we  need  to  be  more  considerate  of  the  community  than  to  make  these  
kinds  of  decisions  ostensibly.  And  if  we’re  going  to  do  that,  then  I  don’t  want  to  be  party  to  that.  
 
Portner  Place  1441-­‐1449  U  Street,  NW  (1B10)  
 
Action:  Jilani  moves  that  1B  support  Portner  Place’s  reliefs  on  living  requirements,  providing  
retail  parking,  compact  parking  space  requirements,  roof  structure  requirements,  closed  court  
requirements,  relief  from  zoning  design  standards  and  increase  in  FAR.  
Vote:  8  ayes,  0  nays,  0  abstentions.  Motion  passes  with  unanimous  consent.  
 
Commissioners  Forester  and  Holness  leave  at  9:17pm  (6  of  12  Commissioners  present;  quorum  is  lost).  
Commissioner  Forester  returns  at  9:18pm  (7  of  12  Commissioners  present;  quorum  is  reestablished).  
 
2737  Sherman  Avenue,  NW  (1B09)  
 
  Action:  Turner  moves  to  support  approval  of  exception.  
  Vote:  7  ayes,  0  nays,  0  abstentions.  Motion  passes  with  unanimous  consent.  
 
1429  W  Street,  NW  (1B04)  
 
Action:  Forester  moves  to  not  support  the  HPRB  application.  
ROLL  CALL:     Reinoso  votes  No.  
    Forester  votes  Yes.  
    Lopez  votes  No.  
    Ranslem  votes  Yes.  
    Turner  votes  No.  
    Carpenter  votes  Yes.  
    Jilani  votes  Yes.  
Vote:  4  ayes,  3  nays,  0  abstentions.  Motion  passes.  
 
1829  13th  Street,  NW  (1B10)  
 
  Action:  Jilani  moves  to  support  proposed  roof  deck  addition  and  mezzanine  level.  
  Vote:  7  ayes,  0  nays,  0  abstentions.  Motion  passes  with  unanimous  consent.  
 
Mural  on  1351  U  Street  
 
  Action:  Jilani  moves  to  support  the  mural  on  1351  U  Street  NW.  
  Vote:  7  ayes,  0  nays,  0  abstentions.  Motion  passes  with  unanimous  consent.
Transportation  Committee  
 
Ben  Klemens  gave  the  Transportation  Committee  report  
 
13th  &  U  Street,  NW  (JBG)  
 
Action:  Jilani  makes  a  motion  to  support  JBG’s  initial  public  space  plan  for  13th  &  U  street,  
conditional  on  JBG  working  with  the  ANC  on  enhancements,  potentially  including  planters  and  
beautification.  
Vote:  7  ayes,  0  nays,  0  abstentions.  Motion  passes  with  unanimous  consent.  
 
Transportation  committee  will  release  a  report  on  streetcars  in  October,  but  need  to  keep  an  eye  on  the  
project  to  ensure  it  is  carried  out.  
 
Commissioner  Forester  leaves  at  9:57pm  (6  of  12  Commissioners  present;  no  quorum).  
 
Grants  Committee  
 
No  grants  at  this  time.  
 
Policy  Committee  
 
Commissioner  Ranslem  provides  report  
 
September  27  workshop  on  zoning  basics  regarding  R4  Zoning  Proposal  from  9am-­‐12pm  at  Carlos  
Rosario  School  
 
Economic  Development  
 
Commissioner  Ranslem  provides  report  
 
8th  and  T  Street  will  hold  a  public  hearing  
 
Community  Engagement  
 
Commissioner  Carpenter  provides  update  
 
Carpenter  is  working  on  a  90-­‐day  initiative  to  improve  the  design  of  the  website.  Also  working  with  
Howard  University  student  community  to  connect  athletes  with  the  elderly.  Athletes  and  students  will  
be  available  to  assist  elderly  with  things  like  leaf  collection,  snow  shoveling,  groceries,  etc.    
 
Adjournment  
 
Turner  moves  to  adjourn.  Motion  passes  by  unanimous  consent.    
 
Meeting  adjourned  at  10:15pm