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Full Throttle

September was full of neighborhood events for all residents. Whether dancing at Adams Morgan Day or cleaning up residential streets with ANC commissioners, it was a good month to be active.

At the same time, our Commission has been busy listening to local business owners and real estate professionals request support for their projects. A very common task, we have been lucky to have great new restaurants seek to invest in our community. Similarly, several buildings move closer to being improved to add housing stock for various tenant types.

It was great seeing so many neighbors out at Adams Morgan Day, enjoying delicacies like this açai bowl from Mixxed.

Let's recap what went on in September 2023, look ahead at October 2023, meet our organization + business in focus, and see this month's video briefing.

  • Voted to support liquor license applications/modifications to current licenses for Foxtrot, New Queens Cafe, Federalist Pig, and Mixxed (7-0 for each)

  • Supported (6-0-1) a historic preservation application for renovation at 1836-1840 Kalorama Rd NW

    • A historic property in the neighborhood, I've actively engaged with immediate neighbors to this property for months and happily voted to support this application

  • Supported (7-0) a historic preservation application for renovation at 2023 Allen Pl NW

  • Joined several other ANC 1C commissioners in a neighborhood cleanup

  • Cited in DCist article on liquor licenses in DC neighborhoods

  • Signed letter requesting ownership for the Promenade residence better invests in security for its residents

  • Participated in groundbreaking ceremony for deeply affordable housing development at 2400 Ontario Rd NW

  • October 2-8: I will join colleagues by participating in the National Week Without Driving

  • October 4: ANC 1C general meeting (agenda here, link to attend here)

  • October 14: PorchFest returns to Adams Morgan, including an 18th Street closed to vehicular traffic


Organization in focus: Mother's Outreach Network

When they began: 2009

What they do: organize and advocate for improved government income and child welfare laws to better include and empower Black mothers

How you can help: donate and attend any of their numerous events

Business in focus: Bukom Cafe

Industry: Food and beverage

Address: 2442 18th St NW

In Adams Morgan since: 1992

A menu with few weaknesses, their red-red is a personal favorite but the oxtail won't let you down either

If you would like to nominate an Adams Morgan business or DC organization (including your own!) to be featured in a future month's update, message me here

See a reference or abbreviation you don't understand? Look it up in my ANC key term index

Don't miss October's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is homicides


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