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GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 3B
GLOVER PARK AND CATHEDRAL HEIGHTS
 
 
 
 
     ANC3B  Minutes  
     April  10,  2014  Public  Meeting  
 
The  meeting  was  called  to  order  at  7:05  PM  by  Commissioner  Jackie  Blumenthal,  3B02.  
Commissioner  Mary  C  Young,  3B04,  was  absent,  Commissioners  Fiorillo,  3B01,  and  Fulwood,  3B03,  
were  present.    
 
Commissioner  Blumenthal  presented  the  meeting  agenda,  which  was  approved  by  a  unanimous  vote.  
 
Chairman  Brian  Cohen  arrived  at  7:08  PM  and  chaired  the  remainder  of  the  meeting.    
 
Officer  Robert  Fennell,  Jr.,  Second  Police  District,  presented  a  police  report  for  the  last  30  days,  
03/01/2014  to  03/31/14.  The  following  are  significant  to  report:    2-­‐  Robbery  excluding  Gun,  1  –  
Burglary,  14  –  Theft,  12  –  Theft  from  auto,  1  –  Stolen  auto.    There  was  a  12  %  decrease  in  the  total  
crime  from  the  same  period  last  year.    Officer  Fennell  stated  that  it  is  a  good  policy  during  late  
evening  hours  to  let  someone  know  where  you  are,  for  example,    leaving  a  particular  club,  and  what  
your  next  destination  is.    He  also  stated  that  everyone  should  be  aware  of  circumstances  and  people  
that  are  posing  suspicious  actions  or  intent.    If  you  fear  for  your  personal  safety  or  see  a  crime  being  
committed  call  911.    Chair  Cohen  asked  about  the  portable  speed  monitoring  device  located  just  east  
of  39th  and  Calvert  on  the  south  side  of  the  street  and  whether  it  could  be  effective  given  it  was  
blocked  by  parked  cars.  Officer  Fennell  said  he  would  investigate  and  report  back.    A  question  from  
the  floor  about  calling  311  for  non-­‐emergencies  was  responded  to  that  this  number,  311,  is  the  
Mayor’s  Citywide  Call  Service  line  to  request  services  from  DC  government  agencies  and  that  all  
police-­‐related  matters  should  be  phoned  in  to  911.    
 
Jeff  Jackson,  representing  Mr.  Wei  Zhang  the  new  owner  of  Sushi  Keiko,  2309  Wisconsin  Ave.  NW,  
where  Sushi  Ko  used  to  be,  provided  information  in  regards  to  the  liquor  license  for  this  new  
restaurant.  The  Sushi  Ko  owner  is  keeping  that  liquor  license  but  there  are  two  restaurant  licenses  
available  under  the  Glover  Park  Moratorium.    Sushi  Keiko  applied  for  one  of  them  but  is  seeking  ANC  
approval  for  a  stipulated  license  which  would  allow  them  to  open  and  serve  liquor  during  the  45-­‐day  
comment  period  leading  up  to  final  approval  for  a  permanent  liquor  license.  Mr.  Jackson  informed  all  
that  Mr.  Zhang  has  been  a  resident  of  the  United  States  for  20  years  and  worked  as  a  chef  at  the  
Mayflower  Hotel  and  also  at  Sushi  Ko.    Mr.  Zhang  responded  to  a  question  from  the  floor  that  the  
operating  hours  for  the  new  restaurant  would  be  the  same  as  they  were  for  Sushi  Ko.    Mr.  Zhang  
stated  at  this  April  10th  meeting  that  it  was  his  intention  to  be  open  for  business  in  a  week.    After  
discussion  ANC3B  voted  unanimously  to  recommend  ABRA  allow  a  stipulated  liquor  license  for  Sushi  
Keiko.  
 
 
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3B01 3B02 3B03 3B04 3B05
N. GLOVER PARK E. GLOVER PARK W. GLOVER PARK CATHEDRAL HEIGHTS S. GLOVER PARK
JOE FIORILLO JACKIE BLUMENTHAL CHARLES FULWOOD MARY C. YOUNG BRIAN A. COHEN
Christopher  Kunk,  BSA  Troop  100,  Washington  DC,  presented  himself  before  ANC3B  to  request  a  
grant  for  his  Eagle  Scout  Service  Project.    Christopher  is  requesting  $365.13  for  trail  repairs  to  the  
Whitehaven  Parkway  Trail  in  Glover  Park.    The  project  will  utilize  volunteers  from  The  Lab  School,  
Wilson  High  School,  School  Without  Walls,  St.  Johns,  Maret,  Gonzaga  and  St.  Albans.      Christopher  
intends  to  work  closely  with  the  Creek  Conservancy  and  National  Park  Service  to  ensure  the  project  is  
completed  correctly  and  will  thwart  future  trail  erosion.  The  scheduled  dates  for  this  project  are  April  
26-­‐27.  Chairman  Brian  Cohen  stated  that  the  policy  of  the  ANC  is  not  to  provide  grants  to  individual  
but  to  organization,  so  the  grant  was  being  requested  by  Boy  Scout  Troop  100.    After  discussion  by  
the  ANC  and  the  floor,  ANC3B  voted  unanimously,  4-­‐0,  to  provide  a  grant  of  $365.13  to  Boy  Scout  
Troop  100,  for  funding  to  complete  Christopher  Kunk’s  Eagle  Scout  Project.    
 
Sally  White,  representing  IONA  Senior  Citizens  Service,  presented  herself  to  request  a  grant  of  $1050  
for  a  Housing  Options  Resource  Guide,  to  be  provided  to  all  residents  of  4000  Massachusetts  Ave.  
NW.    Sally  spoke  of  the  many  programs,  support  and  outreach  initiatives  that  IONA  provides  to  the  
seniors  in  Glover  Park  and  Cathedral  Heights.  Sally  explained  that  the  Housing  Options  Resource  
Guide  was  designed  to  provide  senior  options  for  locating  affordable  housing  in  the  Glover  Park,  
Cathedral  Heights  neighborhoods  if  they  choose  to  downsize  from  living  alone  in  a  single  family  
home.    After  discussion  and  by  a  unanimous  vote  of  4-­‐0,  ANC3B  approved  a  grant  to  IONA  Senior  
Citizens  for  $1050.    
 
Cary  R.  Kadleck,  Goulston  &  Storrs  counselors  at  law,  requested  continuance  of  a  Zoning  Special  
Exemption  in  a  Residential  Zone,  for  the  parking  lot  at  the  rear  of  the  commercial  buildings  at  2330-­‐
2338  Wisconsin  Avenue.  The  15-­‐year  exemption  they  previously  had  expires  this  year  and  they  are  
seeking  another  15-­‐year  exemption.    This  is  the  parking  lot  behind  Chipotle  and  Bruegger’s  Bagels.      
Mr.  Kadleck  stated  there  would  be  no  physical  changes  to  the  parking  lot.    He  also  stressed  that  the  
lot  is  open  to  neighbors  after  normal  business  hours  of  the  adjacent  commercial  buildings.    
Commissioner  Blumenthal  reported  that  the  only  concern  raised  by  neighbors  about  the  parking  lot  
was  the  lighting.    The  neighbors  would  like  better  lighting  but  aimed  downward  so  as  not  to  shine  in  
their  windows.    Mr.  Kadleck  said  they  would  explore  better  lighting  and  also  continue  to  be  vigilant  
about  litter  and  rat  abatement.  After  discussion,  and  by  a  unanimous  vote  of  4-­‐0,  ANC3  voted  to  
support  this  Zoning  Special  Exemption.  
 
Chairman  Cohen  presented  ANC3B  Comments  to  DC  Water  on  Behalf  of  the  Communities  of  Glover  
Park  and  Cathedral  Heights  Regarding  DC  Water’s  Green  Infrastructure  Plan.    The  letter  was  
approved  by  ANC3B  for  distribution  by  a  unanimous  vote,  4-­‐0.    
 
Open  Discussion:  
 
Dee  Smith,  Director  of  Constituent  Services  Office  of  Mary  Cheh,  provided  handbills  for  the  Ward  3  
Town  Hall  Meeting  that  Councilmember  Cheh  is  co-­‐hosting  with  DC  Water  General  Manager  George  
S.  Hawkins.    The  meeting  is  scheduled  from  6:30-­‐8:30  PM  April  23,  2014  at  the  American  University  
Ward  Circle  Building.  Topics  that  will  be  addressed  are  Water  Rates,  Drinking  Water,  Clean  Rivers,  
Infrastructure,  Billing  Issues  and  Job  Opportunities.    
 
James  Connelly,  representing  Summit  Commercial  Real  Estate  Services  LLC  informed  all  that  the  
International  Union  of  Operating  Engineers  Local  99  building,  2461  Wisconsin  Avenue,  NW,  would  be  
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sold  by  sealed  bid.    Sealed  bids  must  be  received  by  July  30,  2014.    This  building  is  located  northwest    
of  the  Guy  Mason  Community  Center  Playground  
 
Nestor  Djonkam,  Democrat,  announced  his  candidacy  for  mayor  in  the  upcoming  November  2014  
election.    
 
Minutes  of  the  March  2014  meeting  were  presented.  Motion  was  made,  seconded  and  approved  by  
unanimous  vote  to  accept  the  minutes  of  the  March  2014,  ANC3B  Public  Meeting.    
 
 2014  March  Financial  Report  was  presented.  Motion  was  made,  seconded  and  approved  to  accept  
the  ANC3B  March  2014  Financial  Report  provided  below.    
 
ANC3B – March 2014 Financial Report
(Approved at April 2014 Meeting)
Checking Account
 
Opening Balance: $3561.40
Withdrawals: 0
Deposits: 0
 
Closing Balance: $3561.40
 
 
 Next  meeting  was  stated  as  being      May  8,  2014  at  7:00PM  
 
Motion  was  made  to  adjourn  the  meeting  at  8:03  PM  and  was  approved  by  unanimous  vote.  
 
 
 
 
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