Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6E
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6E convened at the Northwest One Library, 155 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Marge Maceda, Chair, ANC 6E05
Alexander M. Padro, Vice Chair, ANC 6E01
Kevin L. Chapple, Treasurer, ANC 6E02
Rachelle P. Nigro, ANC 6E04
Frank S. Wiggins, ANC 6E03
Antonio D. Barnes, Secretary, ANC 6E06
Alfreda S. Judd, ANC 6E07
MOTION:Commissioner Padro moved and Commissioner Nigro seconded that the Agenda be approved as amended. The Motion passed unanimously, 4 yeas (Commissioners Nigro, Padro, Maceda, Wiggins) – 0 nays – 0 abstentions. [Commissioner Chapple had stepped away temporarily].
MOTION:Commissioner Nigro moved and Commissioner Padro seconded that the Minutes of the ANC 6E Public Meeting of July 5, 2016 be approved with corrections to be submitted to the Secretary. The Motion passed unanimously, 4 yeas (Commissioners Nigro, Padro, Maceda, Wiggins) – 0 nays – 0 abstentions. [Commissioner Chapple had stepped away temporarily].
Crime statistics for the indicated periods are as follows:
|Offense||1D (PSA 103)||3D (PSA 308)|
|8/3/2015 to 9/2/2015||8/3/2016 to 9/2/2016||8/3/2015 to 9/2/2015||8/3/2016 to 9/2/2016|
|Robbery Excluding Gun||26||24||34||18|
|Robbery with Gun||19||6||14||6|
|Assault Dangerous Weapon Excluding Gun||22||17||17||14|
|Assault Dangerous Weapon With Gun||6||2||9||2|
|Violent Crimes Total||77||55||79||42|
|Theft from Auto||182||123||237||179|
|Property Crimes Total||539||516||498||415|
Sgt. F. H. Fawzi of 5D – Commissioner Nigro expressed her deep concern about a shooting on July 25, 2016 in the 200 block of New York Avenue, NW where 30 shell casings had been found. Sgt. Fawzi responded that one vehicle was struck and that there were actually 37 shell casings found. He stated that the case is still open until an arrest is made and that he cannot provide any more information at this time.
Officer T. J. Brown/Lt. Ronald Netter of 3D (PSA 308) – Officer T. J. Brown, a foot beat officer on the evening shift, reported on behalf of Lt. Ronald Netter. He reported crime in the 1300 block of 6th Street, NW, the 600 block of O Street, NW, the 1200 block of 5th Street, NW, and 8th & O Streets, NW. He stated that MPD is actively patrolling in these areas.
Representatives of WDG Architecture presented renderings of a 40 unit condo building that Peebles Corp plans to build at 925 5th Street, NW. The old, single story building on the site has been designated historic, so Peebles must incorporate the existing façade and submit its drawings to HPRB next week. The building will be residential primarily, but there is a land use issue regarding retail, which they will present later to the ANC. For now, they are only seeking ANC 6E support for the HPRB approval.
Commissioner Padro stated it would be desirable to have a modest setback from the first and second stories and that ANC 6E’s Development and Zoning Committee recommended support for HPRB approval with the provision that there will be a setback between the first and second stories.
MOTION: Commissioner Maceda moved and Commissioner Padro seconded that ANC 6E support the request for HPRB approval of Peebles Corporation/WDG Architecture for the proposed residential project at 925 5th Street, NW, with the condition of the setback between the first and second stories, and that said support be communicated in writing to the Historic Preservation Review Board. The Motion passed, 4 yeas (Commissioners Padro, Maceda, Wiggins, Chapple) – 0 nays – 1 abstention (Commissioner Nigro).
MOTION: Commissioner Nigro moved and Commissioner Chapple seconded that the request from the owners of 446 N Street NW for ANC 6E support for a variance from the lot occupancy requirements to construct a single-car detached garage at the rear of their property be approved and that said support be communicated in writing to the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA). The Motion passed unanimously, 5 yeas (Commissioners Nigro, Padro, Maceda, Wiggins, Chapple) – 0 nays – 0 abstentions.
MOTION: Commissioner Padro moved and Commissioner Maceda seconded that ANC 6E support the extension of hours for Dacha Beer Garden, 1602 7th Street, NW, for inside operation with no changes to the exterior beer garden’s hours, that all of the existing provisions of the settlement agreement remain in force, and that said support be communicated in writing to the ABC Board and ABRA, subject to the signing of the settlement agreement amendment. The Motion passed, 4 yeas (Commissioners Nigro, Padro, Maceda, Chapple) – 1 nay (Commissioner Wiggins) – 0 abstentions.
Alexander Padro (incumbent): Stated there is no single person who is associated with the Shaw neighborhood more than him. He has spent the past 16 years to advance the revitalization of the Shaw neighborhood, has pushed for no net loss of family housing, worked to preserve and advance affordable housing, fought for a property tax cap, brought retail back to 7th and 9th Streets, and will continue to pledge to bring back Shaw Junior High School.
ANC 6E 02
Anthony Brown: Stated he is a native Washingtonian and has lived in Shaw since 2009. He joined ANC 6E Zoning Committee and worked 38 years in the Federal Government. He is concerned about residential and commercial development, parking, community safety, maintenance, and sanitation.
ANC 6E 03
Frank Wiggins (incumbent): Stated he is running for a third term. He is a property manager in the area. He has strived to promote the DC 311 app. His concerns are education, public safety, and he supports the constituents in his neighborhood.
ANC 6E 04
Sterlicia Rodney: Stated she is a native Washingtonian, attended Marymount University and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Her profession is non-profit development.
ANC 6E 05
Alex Marriott: Stated he grew up in Upstate New York. He is a graduate of GW University and is an attorney by profession. He works with affordable housing. His biggest concerns are public safety, car break-ins, and bike thefts.
Marge Maceda (incumbent): Stated she is President of K and City Vista Condo Board and pushed for having 100 solar panels on the roof which has resulted in energy savings. She is big on green, active with affordable housing, programs for seniors, and has worked with all developers in 6E 05. She has been active in getting liquor licenses through along with settlement agreements. There is a problem with rats and she has been working with the Department of Public Health. She is very involved in development of two Mount Vernon Triangle parks and pledges to redevelop those parks and offer free recreation programs.
ANC 6E 07
Kevin Rogers: Stated he has lived in the area for 27 years. He is a public activist and likes working with people. One of his concerns is parking. He has worked with Naomi Mitchell and the homeless on New Jersey Avenue.
Commissioner Chapple reported the balance in the checking account is $52,728. He distributed a copy of the 2nd Quarter report and requested approval.
MOTION: Commissioner Chapple moved and Commissioner Padro seconded that the 2nd Quarterly Report be approved. The Motion passed unanimously 5 yeas (Commissioners Padro, Maceda, Chapple, Wiggins, Nigro) – 0 nays – 0 abstentions.