UPDATE: Safeway Development Off ANC-3E Agenda; Bike Lanes, Tenley WinterFest Added

Discussion of a planned mixed-use development at the Tenleytown Safeway has been pulled from the October 10 Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 3E agenda.  A delay in the preparation of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) application led to the revision.  According to ANC-3E Chairman Jon Bender, Safeway now anticipates filing an application in November or December.  The ANC will take up the matter in advance of the filing, most likely next month.

Discussion of the Residential Parking Permit program is also off the agenda.  Instead commissioners will debate a resolution on the New Mexico Avenue bike path.  ANC-3D, in which the proposed bike lines are located, took up the issue at its October 2 meeting. Reversing earlier support, the commission voted to delay the installation of the bike path, asking for a traffic study by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).  Given strong support within the Tenleytown ANC for bikeways and other means to increase bike ridership, a statement in support of the New Mexico Avenue path, which falls outside ANC-3E boundaries, could reasonably be expected.

Also added to the agenda is discussion of a grant application to support Tenley WinterFest.   The event, which began nine years ago as a craft fair to support Janney Elementary School, expanded last year to become a neighborhood holiday festival, including: a community scavenger hunt; crafts, food and musical performances at Janney Elementary; an art sale at Iona Senior Services: and a book sale and special events at the Tenley-Friendship Library. This year, WinterFest organizers hope to expand further, adding events and partnerships with local merchants and organizations.

For other revisions, please see the updated agenda below. The original post regarding the October meeting can be found here.

The meeting will be held Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Tenleytown Room I of the Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion.


Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E

Tenleytown – American University Park- Friendship Heights

 c/o Lisner Home 5425 Western Avenue, NW Washington, DC  20015


Meeting Notice

(subject to change)

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7:30pm

Embassy Suites, Chevy Chase Pavilion

4300 Military Road, NW

Announcements / Open Forum– opportunity for members of the community to raise issues of concern or importance to the 3E neighborhood

Presentation by 2nd District Police

Presentation of grant application to support Tenley WinterFest

Discussion and possible vote on letter supporting route for Janney 5K

Discussion of and possible vote on resolution regarding liquor license renewal for Civil Cigar Lounge

Discussion of and possible vote on resolution regarding liquor license renewal for Chad’s (formerly “Chadwick’s”)

Discussion of and possible vote on resolution regarding re-institution of parking on south side of Yuma Street, NW between 42nd Street, NW and Tenley Circle (next to AU)

Discussion of and possible vote on resolution regarding PEPCO request for rate hike

Discussion of and possible resolution on resolution regarding bike path on New Mexico Avenue

Discussion and possible vote on resolution regarding proposed revisions to zoning code

ANC Business

  • Approval of September 2013 meeting minutes
  • Approval of Treasurer’s Reports
  • Approval of expenditures

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Getting to the Meeting Location: Parking is available in the Chevy Chase Pavilion garage (not validated) or on nearby streets. The Metro stop is also located directly below the hotel. If entering the front door of the hotel, or after parking in the garage, take the elevator (or escalator) to the 2nd floor. One on the 2nd floor landing, take the elevator to the 3rd floor. Turn right after exiting the elevator, then turn left down the hall for the Tenleytown Room I, which will be on the left down a hallway. You can also ask for directions from the front desk located on the 2nd floor.