- Lt. Johnson reported on several property crimes including an attempted robbery on the 2200 block of Wisconsin Avenue. It happened around 4 am when people jumped out of a car and accosted a victim. Nothing was taken. Four thefts also occurred at CVS. Finally, three motor vehicles were stolen including one scooter. A new DC 311 app has been released that is much improved from the current version.
- An agreement has been reached between the developer of 2236 40th Street (BZA Case #20937) and next-door neighbors. The developer is seeking a special exception for adding more units to existing building. The developer has agreed to move the proposed side entrance and as such, the neighbors have agreed to withdraw their opposition. ANC 3B voted 5-0 (one commissioner was absent) to support the zoning request.
- Jamie Donovan from the District Department of Energy (DDOE) made a presentation about the Mayor’s Clean Energy Plan 2.0., an update of the 2018 plan. Clean Energy DC 2.0 (CEDC 2.0) seeks to develop a cutting-edge climate and energy action plan for the District of Columbia that includes an implementable, comprehensive policy roadmap covering the transportation, energy, and building sectors now through 2045. The plan includes goals for reduction of fossil fuel use, incentives for solar installation and new job creation. The mayor hopes to have the plan completed in 2024. If anyone has questions on the plan or where to locate resources, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Matthew Lee from R. Michael Cross Group presented plans to convert the exist 4 unit building at 2639 41st Street to a 7 unit building with a third floor and roof deck. They have asked for a special exception to do so (BZA Case #21009). No complaints were registered by nearby neighbors and two letters of support were received. Commissioners asked them to consider adding electric hookups around the parking pad that could be used to charge electronic vehicles. ANC 3B voted 5-0 in support of the special exception request.
- Commissioner Carroll will give a brief report on the quarterly ANC meeting with Ward 3 Councilmember Matt Frumin and his staff. The top current issue is the surging crime rate. This problem is exacerbated because MPD feels under siege from the community. Efforts are being made by the new Police Chief to heal the rift with the community. Another current and critical issue is affordable housing and reaching those who need help both with housing and other life issues.
- Anne DeBuys from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network discussed the Washington Gas Light Company’s (WGL) PROJECTpipes plan which is a 40-year accelerated pipeline replacement program estimated to cost $4.5 billion which will be borne by customers paying a gas rate surcharge along with costs included in the regular rates. WGL has asked the DC Public Service Commission to approve $671.8 million for Phase 3 of this project. The CCAN would like ANC 3B to consider a resolution that opposes the WGL proposal for Phase 3.
- Linda Greenan, External Affairs Manager at Pepco, announced an Open House on 11/4 from 11-1 at 700 8th Street, NW to discuss Pepco’s multi-year plan for 2024-26. Free parking is available.
Next Meeting: Thursday, November 9, 2023