Category Archives: All Politics is Local

ANC Votes in Support of Neighborhood Schools

Discussion of the Deputy Mayor for Education’s Student Assignment and School Boundaries Review Process drew a sizeable crowd to the May meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 3E, filling the black box theater at Woodrow Wilson High School. Audience members attended to provide comment on a proposed resolution put forward by ANC Vice-Chair Jonathan Bender that supported matter-of-right schools, opposed proposals stemming from

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ANC 3E Meets Tonight; School Boundaries on Agenda

Tonight’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 3E meeting will include discussion of the Deputy Mayor for Education’s Student Assignment and School Boundaries Review Process and proposed changes to the boundaries and feeder patterns in the District. ANC 3E Vice Chair Jonathan Bender intends to propose a resolution for commission consideration that would oppose a lottery system for school assignments, emphasize ANC support for

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ANC-3E Update: Douglas Development to Present on Tenley View Project

Tonight’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 3E meeting will now include a presentation by Douglas Development Corporation regarding the current Tenley View project, located at 4600 Wisconsin Avenue.  Douglas Development will share plans for a public space application at the former Babe’s Billiards site. Included in the application, and requiring ANC review and approval, are: special paving along Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine Street, an

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Councilmember Catania, Janney ES Addition on ANC-3E Agenda

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 3E released its agenda for the December monthly meeting, taking place this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Absent once again from the agenda is discussion of the Safeway redevelopment project. While Safeway was anticipated to present its plans for the Tenleytown store before the end of the year, the developers asked to postpone their presentation until January.

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AU to Provide Campus Construction Update

The American University Community Liaison Committee (CLC) will convene its quarterly meeting at the Katzen Arts Center on Tuesday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m.  The one-hour public meeting will feature an update on construction of the Washington College of Law and the East Campus. The CLC, comprised of university and neighborhood representatives, seeks to foster and maintain positive relations with the

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Traffic Circles Only Speed Bump at Rapid Paced ANC-3E Meeting

At last Thursday’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 3E meeting, the hottest issue wasn’t even one of the six items on the agenda. For the most part, the November 14 meeting proceeded uncharacteristically with little debate among residents or commissioners, and wrapped up close to 9:00 p.m., clocking in at a remarkable 90 minutes or so – a welcome respite from

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Improved Green Space, Better Retail at Top of Tenleytown Vision

Roughly 50 people packed a meeting room at American University’s Nebraska Hall on Saturday, November 9 to air their viewpoints on the strengths, weaknesses and potential of Tenleytown. Ward3Vision and the Catholic University School of Architecture and Planning convened Tenleytown residents and neighbors as part of the creation of a “Tenleytown Vision” document intended to guide potential future development of

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November ANC-3E Agenda Released

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 3E released its agenda for the November monthly meeting, taking place this Thursday at 7:30 p.m.  Neighbors – and probably commissioners as well – will be pleased to note that the agenda is less ambitious than recent meetings have been, perhaps indicating that this month’s meeting will break with tradition and end well before midnight. In

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Tenleytown Safeway to Present Development Plans Next Month

New information about a planned mixed-use development at the Tenleytown Safeway emerged during the October 10 Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 3E meeting.  At the request of Safeway, which wanted more time to complete a Planned Unit Development (PUD) proposal before appearing at a public meeting, a formal presentation was pulled from the official agenda. However Chairman Jon Bender shared highlights

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Soapstone Valley Project Leads ANC-3F Agenda

On Monday, Chairman Adam Tope released the agenda for the October 15 ANC-3F meeting, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Methodist Home located at 4901 Connecticut Avenue, NW. The meeting also will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person. DC Water will provide an update on the Soapstone Valley Sewer Rehabilitation Project. Twenty minutes is allocated for

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