ANC 6E Report


Commissioners Alex Padro (6E01), Michael Brown (6E02, secretary and treasurer), Frank Wiggins (6E03, vice chair), Alvin Judd (6E06) and Kevin Rogers (6E07) made up the quorum to conduct official business at the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6E January meeting.

Sursum Corda Reveals Revised Plans
A representative of Holland & Knight spoke on behalf of Toll Brothers and is requesting ANC 6E support for seeking relief for modification to the Phase I and Phase II planned unit development (PUD) applications of Sursum Corda development. The applicant will be meeting with the Zoning Commission on Feb. 25.
The applicant appeared before ANC 6E’s Zoning, Planning and Transportation Committee last week. The committee voted unanimously to support the modifications to the Phase I PUD application of Sursum Corda, with a specific recommendation that the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and other agencies and partners involved with this and adjacent properties make every effort to implement the widening of L Street to 90 feet. The committee voted to recommend that ANC 6E support the modifications to the Phase II PUD application, also with a recommendation urging the widening of L Street to 90 feet.
The commission motioned to support the revised modification plans to the Phase I and Phase II PUD applications of Sursum Corda and will communicate it in writing to the Zoning Commission.

Providence Health Services Pays a Visit
Dr. Shadi Soufi, internal medicine specialist at Providence Hospital, stated that Providence Hospital is seeking support from the ANC community for its recently submitted certificate of need for five primary care service offices to continue to serve the community in Wards 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8, and not be closed. He provided an overview of the three internal medicine offices, one family medicine office and one geriatric office and the services that each provides.
The commission will consider this matter further at its March 5 public meeting.

Resolution on Wiltberger Street Entrance Ramp
John Shaw spoke regarding a proposed ANC 6E resolution on DDOT’s approval of the Wiltberger Street entrance ramp for The Shaw development. He asked the ANC to support a resolution requesting that DDOT provide a written explanation of its decision to locate the garage entrance to The Shaw development on Wiltberger Street, including any and all traffic studies performed to determine the impact of said decision. If the impact of The Adora, the additional mixed-use development on Wiltberger Street, was not taken into consideration when said approval was granted, ANC 6E requests that DDOT study and report on the impact of the increased traffic on Wiltberger Street and adjacent streets, especially the 600 blocks of S and T streets NW, including Howard Theatre traffic, and evaluate the potential for widening the sidewalks on Wiltberger Street in order to improve pedestrian safety. Further, that ANC 6E requests that DDOT recommend mitigation measures to address the increased vehicular traffic resulting from the location of The Shaw’s garage entrance on Wiltberger Street, in addition to the increased traffic associated with The Adora mixed-use development on Wiltberger Street. 

Quick Hits
Doug Buchanan, chief communications officer for DC Fire and EMS, provided an update to the Phase II Pilot of the Right Care, Right Now Initiative/Nurse Triage Line Program, where callers to 911 with non-emergency injuries or illnesses are transferred to a nurse, either by the 911 center or by a first responder.

ANC 6E supported the settlement agreement reached with Alta Strada that limits the establishment’s summer garden hours to 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Commissioner Padro moved that the Northwest One Library, at 155 L St. NW, be retained as the venue for the special election to fill the 6E04 vacancy. The election will take place during the commission’s March meeting.

Next Meeting
ANC 6E will meet at 6:30 p.m. on March 5 at the Northwest One Library located at 155 L St. NW. Visit for more information.

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