top of page

Fun with Neighbors

May 2023 went by very quickly. But it wasn't short on activity in ANC 1C03. Our monthly ANC meeting was thorough and extensive—it lasted until almost midnight! There were also several events in the neighborhood throughout the month.


Whether discussing our parks, listening to music at Porchfest, saying hello to fellow cyclists on Bike to Work Day, or browsing second-hand sales on Adams Morgan sidewalks, May 2023 was full of options. There's plenty more scheduled for the summer months; I'm looking forward to seeing more of everyone!


DPR representatives met with residents to review the needs of several parks in the area


Porchfest isn't just in the fall anymore! This year a spring event was held throughout the neighborhood

The Mother of All Yard Sales took place across Adams Morgan



Now let's review what happened in May 2023, look ahead to June 2023, meet our organization + business in focus, and see this month's video briefing.

WHAT WE DID
  • Support for class C restaurant liquor license for Carioca Bar passed (8-0-0)

  • Resolution regarding the Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone passed (8-0-0)

    • After months of collaboration with neighbors, ANC 1C suggested that ABCA renew the moratorium zone but with modifications allowing more tavern licenses

    • I spoke with DCist about this resolution for an article on the matter

  • Support for sidewalk patio permit for Le Mont Royal passed (8-0-0)

  • Support for zoning special exemption for the development project at 1722/1724 Euclid St. NW passed (7-1-0)

    • This exemption would allow the redeveloped complex to have fewer private parking spaces than typically required

    • I voted in favor of this exemption particularly since the goal of the project is to entirely serve housing voucher recipients and low-income renters

  • Resolution supporting a map amendment to rezone 1617 U Street NW passed (6-2-0)

    • This amendment, already supported by ANCs 1B and 2B, would raise the permissible height on any new construction at this location

    • After language was added that strongly emphasizes how this support is conditional on prioritizing affordable housing in the area, I voted in favor

  • Joined neighbors to meet with DPR representatives and walk through Hargrove Park, Kalorama Park, and Unity Park and assess ongoing needs

  • Signed letter to DC Council and Mayor Bowser urging they push for federally controlled parks in DC to have ownership and management transferred to DC

  • Successfully requested Google Maps label Carolyn Llorente Memorial Park on their map

    • This triangle park is adjacent to Ann Hughes Hargrove Park, which was recently featured in DC Office of Planning's Locate project



WHAT'S UP NEXT
  • June 6: According to DDOT, the 1800 blocks of Kalorama and Wyoming are expected to be fully converted into one-ways, depending on weather

  • June 7: ANC 1C general meeting (agenda here, link to attend here)

    • This will be ANC 1C's first attempt at holding a hybrid meeting

    • One of the agenda items addresses potential pedestrian zone events on 18th St in 2023

      • Be sure to review the phase I and phase II results of surveys I conducted on this in 2022—over 80% of respondents supported a pedestrian zone

  • July 13: ABCA public hearing regarding ANC 1C's resolution on Adams Morgan Moratorium Zone

    • I plan on testifying and appreciate the several months of feedback residents have shared


KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS

Organization in focus: Bread for the City

When they began: 1974

What they do: Offer much needed supplies and services to help alleviate the effects of poverty in DC

Mission: "Provide comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care, legal and social services to low-income Washington, DC residents in an atmosphere of dignity and respect."

How you can help: Donate, volunteer, or join their advocacy efforts



Business in focus: Code Red

Industry: Food and beverage

Address: 2440 18th St NW

In Adams Morgan since: 2023

A unique environment that's new to the neighborhood, I recommend their blooming artichokes



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 June's video update! Always about 1 minute long; this month's topic is domestic violence




bottom of page