ANC 6E Report

December 2018

61

Commissioners Alex Padro (6E01, chair), Anthony Brown (6E02, secretary), Frank Wiggins (6E03, vice chair), Alex Marriott (6E05, treasurer) and Kevin Rogers (6E07) made up the quorum to conduct official business at the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6E December meeting. The 6E04 seat once held by David Jaffe is vacant.

ABRA License Request
Bobby Pradachith, owner of Hanumanh restaurant, requested support from the commission for an Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) Retailer’s Class C Restaurant Alcohol License. The restaurant serves Laotian cuisine and is located at 1604 Seventh St. NW. Hours of alcoholic beverage sales both inside and on the sidewalk cafe will be Sunday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., and Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. Padro noted that an agreement has been reached that pertains to hours of operation, entertainment/noise, the establishment’s exterior and trash and recycling.

The commissioners motioned unanimously to support the request.

Request for Property Addition
Tim Baird requested two special exceptions for a property located at 410 Franklin St. NW. The request was for an increase of lot occupancy and to construct a third floor and rear addition on the property. Once the building is converted, it will contain two units. Brown stated that the ANC 6E Zoning Committee had discussed the project and supported it. The applicant received six letters of support from his neighbors.

The commissioners motioned unanimously to support the request.

Request to Increase Lot Occupancy
Jefferson Parke requested a special exception to increase lot occupancy for a property located at 1227 Fourth St. NW. The exception will give the property sufficient space to create two three-bedroom units. The plans will also include a basement and setback third story at the rear of the house that will not be visible from the street. The request was for ANC 6E to support a conceptual review by the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB), for renovations to convert an existing historic home to a two-family unit.

The commissioners motioned unanimously to support the request and to communicate their decision to the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA).

Request for Property Addition
Martin Hardy requested support for a BZA variance relief for his property at 1000 Rhode Island Ave. NW. The relief will enable the owner to add a third unit to the home and convert the existing basement into an apartment. Commissioner Brown noted that the ANC 6E Zoning Committee had met and supported the project since there will be no construction on the building’s exterior.

The commissioners motioned unanimously to support the request.

‘Save Shaw Middle School’ Campaign
At the end of the meeting, Padro said that a coalition of parents would like to print “Save Shaw Middle School” signs, and a contribution of $1,000 will be needed to help cover the costs of the signs. The contribution is dependent upon approval by Gottlieb Simon, who is the executive director of the neighborhood advisory commissions.

The commissioners motioned unanimously to support the contribution request.

November Crime Stats
In November, the 6E area saw a sharp increase in theft, theft from auto and burglary. The total number of cases involving property crime rose from 61 to 76. The increase is mostly due to the holiday season, and police officials are asking individuals to be aware of their surroundings, keep car doors locked and conceal items inside the vehicle.

ANC 6E will meet again at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 at the Shaw/Watha T. Daniel Library located at 1630 Seventh St. NW.

 

Steve Holton can be contacted at ssholton@gmail.com.