ANC 3B Mid-Summer Update

In July, the ANC voted to protest both the renewal of JP’s liquor license, due to concerns about its ownership structure, and JP’s application for “substantial changes” that would allow the sale of nude dances in private alcoves and on personal tabletops. At a fact-finding hearing in June, the ABC Board agreed with ANC3B that such changes required community input and Board approval, although the Board did allow JP’s to open as long as they didn’t use the alcove and tabletop stages.  ANC3B continues to believe that nude dancing is inappropriate in a family-centric neighborhood like Glover Park, and we now are concerned that, as our resolution states, the “introduction of direct contractual dealings between individual dancers and individual customers may substantially increase the risk that nude performances will exceed the bounds of what is legally permissible.” Additionally, we believe that the space limitations inside JP’s and in the private alcoves will make it impossible to enforce the law requiring nude dancers to perform at least three feet away from the nearest customer. Both Resolutions to Protest are posted at anc3b.org.  The protest hearings are scheduled for October.

The redesigned intersection at 37th and Tunlaw is finished.  No more detours; no more honking your way through it or hoping it’s your turn to proceed – and no more risking your life trying to cross the street on foot.  This is the last part for now of the Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project that grew out of a 2005 planning study and also delivered new streetlights, sidewalks and bike racks to the Glover Park commercial district.  As summer ends and school resumes, we will see how the improved intersection and the Wisconsin Avenue changes work to make Glover Park safer both for pedestrians and drivers. The ANC will continue to advocate for other improvements recommended by the original traffic and pedestrian safety study.

The next meeting of ANC3B will be September 12 at 7 p.m. at Stoddert Elementary School and will feature representatives from both DC Water and the National Park Service to discuss how they intend to replace the deteriorating sewer system that runs through Glover-Archbold Park.  This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and register your concerns about loss of trees or use of spaces.  It is important for the Glover Park community to weigh in before plans are finalized.  Background information on this project is available here.

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