ANC 6B May Meeting Recap

About 20 residents attended Tuesday night’s ANC 6B full commission meeting at the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS. The meeting was 90 minutes – extremely short by ANC 6B standards. Here are the highlights:

  • The commission voted 9-0 to support the redistricting resolution adopted by the ANC 6B Executive Committee earlier this month and to authorize my April 27 testimony on behalf of the commission before the DC Council’s Subcommittee on Redistricting. I thanked my colleagues for their unanimous support for keeping Hill East united in Ward 6.
  • Mark Batterson, Lead Pastor, National Community Church, announced that the purchase of The Peoples’ Church and their intent to refurbish it back to a movie theater.  Residents can e-mail suggestions and comments to mark@theaterchurch.com.
  • After receiving e-mails from a number of residents, the commission voted 8-0 to oppose the application by S&J Liquors (1500 Massachusetts Ave. SE) to renew their single sales exemption.
  • The commission voted 8-0 to support a license for beer sales only at DC-3 restaurant and to support a request by Fusion Grill to expand their sidewalk café in front of the Shakespeare Theater building. Both restaurants are located on Barracks Row.
  • Citing insufficient notice from the Historic Preservation Office, the commission voted 8-0 to oppose the design of a planned antenna installation on the Haines Building (801 Pennsylvania Avenue SE) and will ask the Historic Preservation Review Board to delay consideration of the case until June so the commission has time to review the plans.
  • The commission voted 9-0 to send a letter of commendation to MPD First District Commander David Kamperin congratulating him on his retirement and thanking him for his service to southeast Capitol Hill.
  • Finally, for reality TV fans, the show “Top Chef” will visit Eastern Market at the end of May.
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