ANC 1A meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm

Presiding: Commissioner Kent Boese, Chairperson
Harriet Tubman Elementary School
3101 13th Street NW (Gymnasium) 7:00pm

Meeting Agenda
February 12, 2020

Call to Order

Community Comments

Members of the community can use this time to make public announcements, distribute information, or alert the community about issues. 1 minute of time for each speaker is allotted, unless otherwise noted by the Chairperson.

Committee Reports

Committee reports are done as needed. Note: all committee meetings are held at the District Bridges / ANC 1A office, located at 3400 11th Street NW, Suite 200.

  • Education Committee
    • Next Meeting: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm
  • Public Safety Committee
    • Next Meeting: To be determined.
  • Transportation Committee
    • Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm
  • Zoning, Parks, and Planning Committee
    • Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 18, 2020  at 7:00 pm


Presentations are limited to 5 minutes, unless a motion to extend time is granted by the commission. Presentations are followed by 1 minute question/answer segments from the commission and audience until a motion to close discussion is passed.

  • Representative, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA): FY21 budget priorities
  • Alexandra (Allie) Bobak, Constituent Services Coordinator, Office of Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau
  • Cynthia Turcios, Ward 1 Liaison, Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services (MOCRS)
  • Public Affairs Representative, Pepco Region District of Columbia

ANC Administration

  • Roll call
  • Approval of agenda

Consent Agenda

Consideration and possible action relating to a request for Commission approval of the Consent Agenda. All matters listed under “Consent” are considered by the Commission to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. Any Commissioner may, however, remove an item from the Consent Agenda by request. A motion to adopt the Consent Agenda is non-debatable.

  1. Approval of the prior minutes (January 2020)
  2. ANC1A Support for B23-0036: Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Insurance Discrimination Amendment Act of 2019 (Boese)
  3. ANC1A Support for Securing Building Site and Construction of New DC Archives and Office of Public Records Facility (Boese)
  4. Letter of support for Substantial Change to the voluntary agreement under the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (ABRA) of Zeba Bar & Grill, holder of a Retailer’s Class CT license, at 3423 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20010, and Letter requesting the termination of settlement agreements with ABRA license No. ABRA-079449: Order No. 2011-353 approved on August 3, 2011 with ANC 1A and Order No. 2011-358 approved on August 10, 2011 with ANC 2B (Edmondson)
  5. Letter of support for The Next Step Public Charter School’s proposed charter amendment to acquire additional space for the extension of their work at 3047 15th Street, NW (Miller, Rybarczyk)
  6. Approval of Settlement Agreement for ABRA Application Tabla — 3227 Georgia Avenue, NW
    1. A new Retailer’s Class C Restaurant serving Georgian cuisine. Seating Capacity of 53. Total Occupancy Load of 89. Sidewalk Café with 25 Seats.
  7. Support of Stipulated Licenses for ABRA Application Tabla — 3227 Georgia Avenue, NW
  8. Support for BZA Case 20219 – 3629 13th Street NW, alteration to existing roof top (Bundy)
    1. Application of Julia Garrison, pursuant to 11 DCMR Subtitle X, Chapter 9, for a special exception under Subtitle E §§ 206.2 and 5203.3 from the upper floor addition requirements of Subtitle E § 206.1, to alter an existing rooftop architectural element on an existing, attached, principal dwelling unit in the RF-1 Zone at premises 3629 13th Street N.W. (Square 2829, Lot 148).

Official Business

Official Business is limited to 5 minutes of presentation (unless extended by the Commission) followed by questions from the Commission and audience until a motion to close discussion is passed, followed by an official ANC vote.

Issue – (Presenter/Sponsor Name)

  1. Letter of support for FreshFarm/Community Foodworks Columbia Heights Farmers Market for 2020 (Castañon)
    1. Saturdays 7:00 am to 2:00 pm (request for amplified sound from 10:00 am through 1:00 pm)
      1. 2/1/2020 through 12/12/2020
    2. Wednesdays 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm (no request for amplified sound)
      1. 5/20/2020 through 10/14/2020
  2. Letter opposing WMATA’s proposed elimination of the 54 Metrobus line in the FY2021 Metro budget (updated to re-submit for WMATA FY21 budget public comment period) (Rybarczyk)
  3. Approval to provide testimony on behalf of ANC 1A for the February 19, 2020 Council Committee on Facilities & Procurement Performance Oversight Hearing for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) (Love Wade)
  4. Approval to provide testimony on behalf of ANC 1A at the Committee of the Whole Council hearing regarding DCRA and Office of Planning performance (Boese)
  5. ANC 1A Comprehensive Plan recommendations for the Office of Planning:
    1. Future Land Use Map and Generalized Policy Map
    2. Transportation Element
    3. Housing Element
    4. Educational Facilities Element
    5. Mid-City Element
    6. Arts & Culture Element
  6. BZA #20197 — 1132 Columbia Road NW (Love-Wade) Rowhouse conversion to 3 condo units requiring a variance.
    1. Application Ihab Mogassbi – Diamond Ridge LLC, pursuant to 11 DCMR Subtitle X, Chapters 9, for a special exception under the RF-use requirements of Subtitle U § 320.2 and 320.2(a), and pursuant to Subtitle X, Chapter 10, for an area variance from the 900 square feet per dwelling unit requirements of Subtitle U § 320.2(d), to permit the conversion of a flat into a three-unit apartment house in the RF-1 Zone at premises 1132 Columbia Road N.W. (Square 2853, Lot 53).
  7. Support for BZA Case 20230 – 3230 13th Street, NW, new two-unit building (Castanon)
    1. Application of The Abdool Shaeed Akhran Revocable Trust, pursuant to 11 DCMR Subtitle X, Chapter 9, for special exceptions under Subtitle E § 205.5 from the rear addition requirements of Subtitle E § 205.4, and under Subtitle E § 303.3 from the height requirements of Subtitle E § 303.1, to construct a new attached three-story flat in the RF-1 Zone at premises 3230 13th Street N.W. (Square 2843, Lot 84).
  8. Support for DDOT public space permit #339515 for installing tree boxes along 14th St and Columbia Rd NW (Rybarczyk)


The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:00pm

Harriet Tubman Elementary School Gymnasium
3101 13th Street NW