Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Here are a few updates as we approach the New Year:
- Finally! The owners of Crepes on the Corner, located at 15th & C Streets SE, announced that they plan to open in January 2012. Apparently, there was a delay in getting the required Certificate of Occupancy from the city. I’m excited that they are ready to open!
- ANC 6B will consider Douglas Development’s request for a raze permit for 1442 Pennsylvania Avenue SE (old KFC site) during January’s planning & zoning and full commission meetings. I expect this will be a rather routine review as the building itself is not historically significant. Earlier this year, ANC 6B supported and the Board of Zoning Adjustment approved variances necessary for Douglas Development to build a mixed use retail residential building at the site.
- An update on 17th Street SE and photo enforcement: MPD’s new photo enforcement contract is still working its way through the DC Office of Contracting and Procurement. Once it clears OCP, the contract must then be approved by the DC Council since it is over $1 million. I’ve contacted Councilmembers Tommy Wells and Phil Mendelson’s offices about the contract and the need for the Council to approve it expeditiously. I’m optimistic that we will see photo enforcement technology on 17th Street sometime in early 2012. ANC 6B has asked MPD to deploy photo enforcement technology along the corridor.
- In case you missed it, I joined with 11 other ANC colleagues to invite Mayor Gray to a community meeting on the future of Reservation 13. I plan on following up with the Mayor’s office shortly to hopefully schedule a date and time in January.
- Finally, a big thank you for your support during my first year as ANC commissioner for 6B09. While the meetings can be long and the issues frustrating (redistricting anyone?), I’ve enjoyed every minute of my first year and feel particularly honored to represent Barney Circle and Hill East. Thanks for calling and e-mailing Councilmembers, joining me on visits to the Wilson Building, attending community meetings and neighborhood walks, and sharing your issues and concerns with me. We’ve made a lot of progress this year, but there is still a lot of work to be done.
Have a safe and Happy New Year! I look forward to working with you in 2012.