ANC 3B Minutes for July 08, 2014

About

ANC: 3B

Meeting Date: July 8, 2014

Uploaded on: Aug. 17, 2014

Download Original

Edit This Information

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 3B
GLOVER PARK AND CATHEDRAL HEIGHTS
 
 
 
 
!!!ANC3B!Minutes!
!!!May!8,!2014!Public!Meeting!
!
The!meeting!was!called!to!order!at!7:02!PM!by!Commissioner!Jackie!Blumenthal,!3B02.!
Commissioner!Mary!C!Young,!3B04!and!Commissioner!Joe!Fiorillo,!3B01,!were!present.!!
!
Commissioner!Blumenthal!presented!the!meeting!agenda,!which!was!approved!by!a!unanimous!vote.!
!
Commissioner!Fulwood,!3B03,!arrived!at!7:05!PM!
!
Chairman!Brian!Cohen!arrived!at!7:13!PM!and!chaired!the!remainder!of!the!meeting.!!
!
Officer!Bryant,!Second!Police!District,!presented!a!police!report!for!the!last!30!days,!04/05/2014!to!
05/05/14.!The!following!are!significant!to!report:!!1Q!Robbery!with!Gun,!3!–!Burglary,!19!–!Theft,!14!–!
Theft!from!auto,!2!–!Stolen!auto.!!There!was!a!74%!increase!in!the!total!crime!from!the!same!period!
last!year.!!Officer!Bryant!stated!that!packages!being!left!on!porches!are!contributing!to!the!increase!
in!thefts.!Likewise!he!stated!that!if!you!leave!visible!items,!cellQphones,!laptops,!packages,!GPS,!inside!
your!car!you!are!inviting!someone!to!breakQin.!!Officer!Bryant!told!all!present!that!the!change!to!
milder!weather!promotes!crime.!!He!stressed!that!awareness!is!a!big!deterrent!to!crime!and!that!
walking!or!jogging!with!headphones!on!is!asking!for!trouble.!!When!questioned!about!an!assault!at!
Albemarle!and!Wisconsin!Avenue!and!a!sexual!assault!in!Glover!Archbold!Park,!he!stated!that!these!
cases!were!at!the!detective!level!and!he!could!not!provide!comment!at!this!time.!!When!questioned!
about!the!stop!sign!camera!east!of!the!Calvert!and!39th!Street!intersection,!he!responded!that!this!is!
a!“dummy”!camera!and!is!not!recording!violators!nor!issuing!electronic!citations.!!Officer!Bryant!
provided!information!about!his!traffic!control!assignment!at!42nd!and!Davis!where!drivers!were!
ticketed!for!running!the!stop!sign!and!some!were!ticketed!for!the!same!violation!on!consecutive!
days.!!
!
James!Hamre,!Director,!Office!of!Bus!Planning!and!Bryant!K.!McClary,!Bus!Operations!Specialist,!
Office!of!Bus!Planning,!representing!Washington!Metropolitan!Area!Transit!Authority!(WMATA)!
presented!information!in!regards!to!Wisconsin!Ave.!bus!stop!consolidation.!!WMATA!has!been!
engaged!in!a!six!year!study!to!improve!bus!services!throughout!the!city.!!In!December!2013!WMATA!
added!new!routes!and!adjusted!run!times.!!!WMATA!is!looking!at!bus!stops!on!routes!with!more!than!
5!stops!per!mile.!!Currently!most!of!the!30’s!routes!have!7!stops!per!mile.!WMATA’s!general!policy!is!
not!to!remove!bus!stops!adjacent!to!schools,!places!of!worship!or!recreation!centers.!!WMATA!is!
looking!at!155!30’s!bus!stops!and!evaluating!them!based!on!total!ridership.!WMATA!is!considering!
eliminating!stops!in!the!Glover!ParkQCathedral!Heights!neighborhoods!along!Wisconsin!Avenue.!!The!
evaluation!of!total!ridership!at!specific!bus!tops!is!a!part!of!WMATA’s!Less!StopQMore!Go!initiative.!!!
 
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
P.O. BOX 32312 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20007 PHONE: (202) 338-2969 EMAIL: INFO@ANC3B.ORG
 
3B01 3B02 3B03 3B04 3B05
N. GLOVER PARK E. GLOVER PARK W. GLOVER PARK CATHEDRAL HEIGHTS S. GLOVER PARK
JOE FIORILLO JACKIE BLUMENTHAL VACANT MARY C. YOUNG BRIAN A. COHEN
Residents!will!get!a!chance!to!weigh!in.!!By!early!June!signs!will!be!posted!at!stops!slated!for!
elimination!asking!residents!to!comment!and!telling!them!how.!!!
!
WMATA!has!already!agreed!to!move!the!Fulton!Street!bus!stop!to!Garfield!Street!because!there!is!a!
traffic!signal!at!Garfield!to!aid!in!safe!crossing!by!pedestrians.!Once!the!Garfield!stop!is!initiated!the!
northbound!stop!just!before!Massachusetts!Ave.!is!proposed!for!elimination.!!WMATA!is!also!
considering!eliminating!bus!stops!at!Wisconsin!Avenue!and!W!Place.!
!
ANC3B!commissioners!noted!their!general!support!for!elimination!of!stops!to!speed!up!service,!and!
suggested!that!WMATA!should!consider!elimination!of!the!southbound!stop!at!Wisconsin!Avenue!
and!35th!Street,!NW,!instead!of!the!one!at!W!Place.!ANC!3B!will!continue!to!seek!community!input!
and!will!wait!for!additional!information!before!considering!a!resolution!on!bus!stop!consolidation.!
!
!In!the!August!time!frame!30s!lines!on!Wisconsin!Avenue!will!change!to!shorten!routes!to!downtown!
from!both!northwest!and!southwest.!!The!31!will!run!from!Friendship!Heights!to!Potomac!Park.!The!
32!and!36!will!be!combined!into!the!33!which!will!run!from!Friendship!Heights!to!the!Archives.!The!
30N!will!run!from!Friendship!Heights!to!Naylor!Road!and!the!30S!will!run!to!Southern!Avenue.!!These!
two!lines!will!only!run!once!an!hour.!!New!even!numbered!lines!will!run!southwest!from!the!Archives!
and!Potomac!Park.!!
!
!Questions!from!the!floor!were!in!regards!to!dual!entry!buses!or!controlling!bus!entrance!from!the!
front!and!exit!from!the!back.!!WMATA!stated!they!were!implementing,!on!a!trial!basis,!a!totally!new!
electronic!pay!entry!program!to!speed!up!payment!and!facilitate!entering!and!exiting!the!buses.!!
Chairman!Cohen!stated!that!WMATA!should!interface!with!DDOT!to!ensure!that!consolidation!and/or!
eliminating!bus!stops!is!supported!by!existing!traffic!controls!and!existing!locations!that!have!bus!
shelters.!!For!more!information!in!regards!to!bus!routes!and!stops!consolidation!and!changes,!go!to!
www.wmata.co.!
!
Martin!P.!Sullivan,!attorney!for!the!law!firm!Sullivan!&!Barros,!LLP!appeared!before!the!ANC!
requesting!Zoning!Exception!Approval!for!new!construction!at!3915!and!3919!Fulton!Street,!NW.!!The!
exception!was!needed!in!relation!to!redevelopment!of!the!existing!single!family!homes!into!6Qunit!
apartment!buildings!!to!allow!45%!development!of!the!existing!property!at!these!two!locations.!Mr.!
Sullivan!introduced!Guy!Prudhomme!who!is!the!developer!of!these!two!properties!along!with!his!
architect!from!the!WHA!Architectural!and!Planning!firm.!!Plans!and!property!layouts!were!introduced!
and!provided.!!Local!neighbors!in!attendance!were!concerned!that!construction!at!these!properties!
would!be!eternally!onQgoing!like!similar!properties!at!3921!and!3925!Fulton!Street.!Mr.!Prudhomme!
stated!that!once!they!were!given!the!goQahead!to!begin!construction!he!anticipated!a!six!month!
completion!barring!any!unusual!weather!patterns.!!When!questioned!about!the!use!of!heavy!
equipment,!Mr.!Prudhomme!stated!that!it!would!take!about!one!month!to!remove!the!foundations!
at!both!properties!which!require!the!use!of!heavy!equipment.!!!The!ANC!questioned!the!removal!of!
existing!trees!to!support!construction!and!the!replanting!of!new!trees!along!with!the!implementation!
of!green!technology!that!has!less!impact!on!the!environment.!!The!ANC!as!a!whole!felt!that!the!
design!was!out!of!character!for!the!existing!brick!rowQhouse!and!single!family!home!neighborhood.!!
The!ANC!was!particularly!concerned!about!the!white!stairwellQentrance!ways!that!seem!to!
overwhelm!the!design!of!adjacent!buildings.!!After!discussion!with!the!developer!and!architect,!the!
ANC!by!unanimous!vote,!5Q0,!gave!contingent!approval!of!the!Zoning!Exception!if!the!developer!and!
2
architect!would!forward!to!the!ANC!a!revised!approach!to!the!stairwell!color!and!the!developer’s!
plans!for!tree!removal!and!reQplanting.!!
!
Chairman!Brian!Cohen!presented!a!Resolution!on!Maintaining!MatterQofQRight!Neighborhood!
Schools.!!The!resolution!affirms!that!the!normal!feeder!pattern!for!our!ANC3B!students!should!be!
Stoddert!Elementary!School,!Hardy!Middle!School!and!Woodrow!Wilson!High!School.!!It!opposes!
proposals!put!forward!by!the!Deputy!Mayor!for!Education!to!eliminate!or!modify!byQright!schools!
and!neighborhood!feeder!patterns.!There!was!discussion!about!the!number!of!Bolling!Air!Force!Base!
children!that!attend!Stoddert!Elementary!and!talk!about!the!construction!of!another!high!school!in!
Ward!3.!!After!discussion,!ANC3B!passed!by!a!unanimous!vote,!5Q0,!the!Resolution!on!Maintaining!
MatterQOfQRight!Neighborhood!Schools.!!
!
Open!Forum:!
No!items!presented!at!the!open!forum.!
!
Minutes!of!the!April!2014!meeting!were!presented.!Motion!was!made,!seconded!and!approved!by!
unanimous!vote!to!accept!the!minutes!of!the!April!2014,!ANC3B!Public!Meeting.!!
!
!2014!April!Financial!Report!was!presented.!Motion!was!made,!seconded!and!approved!to!accept!the!
ANC3B!April!2014!Financial!Report!provided!below.!!
!
ANC3B – April 2014 Financial Report
(Approved at May 2014 Meeting)
Checking Account
 
Opening Balance: $3656.40
 
Checks: #1223 – 01/09/2014, $25.00 ANC3B Security Bond, #1228 – 4/10/2014, $45.00
DLM, Website Update, #1230 – 4/11/2014, $1050.00 Grant to Iona Senior Services, #1231 –
4/11/2014, $158.00 Rental of USPS Box for ANC3B
 
Withdrawals: 0
Deposits: 0
 
Closing Balance: $2,283.40
 
 
!Next!meeting!was!stated!as!being!!!June!12,!2014!at!7:00PM!
!
Motion!was!made!to!adjourn!the!meeting!at!8:27!PM!and!was!approved!by!unanimous!vote.!
 
 
 
 
3