Tuesday, January 16, 2018

see the Bitches Who Brunch review of Tyber Creek's baked egg dish

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new "Spark at Engine 12" signage at the old firehouse

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Bloomingdale-based JSquared Candle Co.: Which life balance candle do you use the most?

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trivia tonight at Boundary Stone

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Washington Post article on the 01-13-2018 Russian Ball includes a pic of Bloomingdale resident Jose Ucles

Click on the link to read this Washington Post article, which includes a photo of Bloomingdale resident Jose Ucles dancing.

WBJ ranking of greater DC's largest hospitals includes MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Children's Hospital, VA Hospital and Howard University Hospital

This Washington Business Journal news report is behind a firewall, so no link is provided.

The WBJ list of the DC area's largest hospitals is ranked.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is ranked #2.

Children's National Health System is ranked #11.

Washington, DC, Veteran's Affairs Medical Center is ranked #13.

Howard University Hospital is ranked #15.

DC Fire and EMS: "Smoke detectors found inoperable at recent working fire 69 Rhode Island Ave NW"

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obituary for McMillan activist Tom Rooney

Tom and Angela Rooney of Brookland were active at the early days of the McMillan community meetings.  

From: Daniel Wolkoff [mailto:amglassart@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2018 10:22 PM
To: Ward 5
Subject: Tom Rooney Brookland activist sculptor passed away

Tom Rooney, our neighbor, and dear friend to many of us, passed away on Tuesday.  His obituary is in the Washington Post and can also be read at 


On Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Devoted husband of 60 years to the late Angela Bayer Rooney.  Beloved father of Kate Rooney and the late Christopher Rooney. Loving grandfather of Alex, Megan, Lauren Miskovsky and Alexis Rooney. Brother of the late Richard Rooney and Mercedes Rooney. Survived by his daughter-in-law Kim Rooney, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. Tom was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1924. He was drafted into World War II when he turned 18 and served for three years. Following his interest in sculpture, he moved to Washington DC in 1951 to attend Catholic University on the GI Bill, and received his Masters in Art. He met a fellow CUA student, Angela, and they married in 1956 and soon purchased their beloved home in Brookland. In 1961 Tom began a long career as an art professor at CUA, including being chairman of the Art Department from 1973-1983, until his retirement in 1995.  Throughout his life Tom continued his work as a sculptor and was a very active member with the Washington Sculptors Group, exhibiting his work in many shows around DC.  Alongside his wife, Tom was a community activist.  He was involved in the “Freeway Fight” of the 1960s-1970s through the Emergency Committee on the Transportation Crisis, which successfully stopped plans for I-95 to plow through the city which would have destroyed many neighborhoods like Brookland. Tom testified often in support of the development of public transportation, the construction of the Metro System and preservation of Brooks Mansion, the Soldiers Home and the McMillan Reservoir. Tom was a true gentle soul, and will be remembered for his kindness and generosity, always ready with a joke and a Manhattan. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 1029 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC on Saturday January 13, 2018 at noon. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to capitalcaring.org

Daniel Goldon Wolkoff
Adams Morgan Stained Glass
1231 Randolph Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Tel: 202-232-8391

Monday, January 15, 2018

agenda for the Tuesday, 01-16-2018, ANC5E meeting

From: Thomas, Bradley Ashton (SMD 5E05)
Sent: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 12:31:35 AM
To: Garnett, Eddie (SMD 5E01); Williams, Patricia (SMD 5E02); Powell, Hannah (SMD 5E03); Pinkney, Sylvia (SMD 5E04); McClelland, Katherine (SMD 5E06); Holliday, Bertha G. (SMD 5E07); Sierra, Horacio (SMD 5E08); Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09); Jones, Nancy Darlene (ANC 5E10)
Subject: Final Version of January 2018 Agenda

Good Morning Commissioners:

Attached is the final version of our January 2018 public meeting agenda.  Please post and distribute.

Bradley A. Thomas
(202) 670-0151

next Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting -- Monday, 01-22-2018

The next meeting date for the Bloomingdale Civic Association is Monday, 01-22-2018.

7:00 pm at St. George's Episcopal Church, 2nd and U Street NW.

St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church South, 150 S Street NW - on the 02-22-2018 HPRB hearing agenda

A reposting of the announcement of the HPRB hearing for 150 S Street NW:

From: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com [mailto:HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 4:38 PM
To: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [HistoricWashington]
Revised HPO Monthly Public Notice - January 2018

This revised document and others related to the January 25, February 1 HPRB Meeting are posted on the website at:   https://planning.dc.gov/node/1176060

Please note the following:
One case was added to the  list:  
            Anacostia Historic District 
8A       1227 Maple View Place SE, 18-176, permit/raze two-story frame house (Dennee) 
Two cases repost with the correct ANCs listed:    
            Kalorama Triangle Historic District
1C        2318 20th Street NW, HPA 18-135, concept/alteration at rear (Brockett) 
            Woodley Park Historic District
3C           2616 Connecticut Avenue NW, HPA 18-052, concept/replace signage and alter faรงade (Brockett)

January 2018
Issued by email on January 10, 2018

This notice is the official monthly announcement by the District of Columbia’s Historic Preservation Office (HPO) of pending matters of public interest.  It includes items related to preservation planning, designation of historic landmarks and historic districts, and project reviews before the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) and U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA).

HPO is releasing the 2020 District of Columbia Historic Preservation Plan by January 15 for a 45-day public comment period lasting until March 1, 2018. The Plan sets forth the vision and goals that will guide preservation efforts in the District, and is the result of public engagement led by HPO and the Office of Planning (OP) in coordination with the Comprehensive Plan update. Upon release, a copy of the plan will be posted on the OP website at www.planning.dc.gov.
Comments or questions can be directed to historic.preservation@dc.gov .

HPO and HPRB welcome and encourage Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) participation in the historic preservation review process.  HPRB gives great weight to duly adopted written ANC views on matters of significance to neighborhood planning and development. 

How Affected ANCs Should Use this Notice
This is an initial notice to ANCs of construction projects recently filed for HPRB review.  Projects are identified by address and ANC area where the address is located.  Upcoming historic designation hearings are also listed, supplementing the separate notice letters mailed to ANCs.

HPRB regulations are designed to allow ANCs to identify projects they believe are significant to neighborhood planning and development.  ANCs can request project submissions and applicant contact information from the assigned HPO staff person listed on this notice.
The historic preservation regulations encourage, but do not require, applicants to contact the affected ANC to present their projects and to resolve any public concerns before HPRB review.  If an ANC is interested in a project listed on this notice, but has not yet been contacted by the applicant, the ANC is encouraged to arrange for an ANC review directly with the applicant. 

Longer Notice Period for Cases Undergoing ANC Review
HPO gives notice according to rules designed to balance the interests of project applicants and ANCs.  If HPO is already aware of ANC interest in a project, the case is listed on two successive monthly notices in order to ensure a minimum notice to the affected ANC of 45 days (or 30 working days, whichever is longer).  This means that when these cases first appear on this notice, they are scheduled for the HPRB meeting at the end of the following month.

HPO asks affected ANCs for help in identifying any other projects on this notice that they want to review at a public meeting.  Upon notification, HPO will ensure that the affected ANC receives a minimum 45-day notice of those cases.  ANCs may identify an interest in reviewing any or all cases that affect their area.

For those cases that affected ANCs do not need to consider at a public meeting, HPO will proceed with review for possible consideration at this month’s HPRB meeting.  The shorter notice allows the application to proceed without unnecessary delay to the applicant or burden to the ANC.

How to Ensure Consideration of ANC Views
ANCs should first identify those cases on this notice they want to review.  ANCs should feel free to contact the assigned HPO staff person for information about any case.  ANCs should also contact HPO in writing to request an extended notice for those cases the ANC wants to review at a public meeting.  Requests are granted automatically and may be made by email to the assigned staff person or to historic.preservation@dc.gov.  Requests should be made as soon as possible, but no later than two days before the upcoming HPRB meeting.  ANCs do not need to contact HPO about projects that are already scheduled to allow a 45-day review period, or that they have already reviewed. 

How to Submit ANC Comments
For ANC comments to receive great weight, they must be adopted by ANC vote at a duly noticed public meeting.  ANC comments may be in resolution or letter format, and should be submitted within the 45-day review period.  Comments should relate to HPRB’s area of jurisdiction, state the vote taken, and articulate the basis for the ANC recommendations.

Any ANC commissioner is welcome to participate in HPRB meetings as an individual, but only the duly adopted official comments of the ANC receive great weight.

The applications listed on this notice and their associated materials are a matter of public record.  Case files are open for public review at the Historic Preservation Office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, 1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 (at Waterfront METRO station).  
For more information, see the HPO and HPRB website at www.preservation.dc.gov .  Some application materials are also posted on the website.

Public comments are welcome on HPRB cases, and anyone may participate in an HPRB meeting without signing up in advance.  HPRB prefers to receive copies of written comments before their meeting.  Written comments submitted by the deadlines below will be distributed to the HPRB members before the meeting. 

Comments for print distribution with case information:  3 pm on January 18
Late comments for email distribution:                                      
3 pm on January 24 (for January 25 meeting)                                                                                                    
3 pm on January 31 (for February 1 meeting)

The 45-day/30-working-day ANC notice period for cases on this notice expires on:  February 23, 2018. 
January 25, 2018
February 1, 2018
441 4th Street NW, Room 220 South, 9:00 a.m. 
The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet on Thursday, January 25 and Thursday, February 01 to consider concept and permit applications for work affecting historic properties. Applications for historic landmark or historic district designation may also be considered.

The agenda for these meetings will be drawn from the list of filed cases below, but not all cases on the list will be included.  The agenda will be released on the Friday before each meeting, and will be emailed to all recipients of this public notice.  The agenda and HPO reports for the scheduled cases will be posted on the HPO website at www.preservation.dc.gov the end of the day on Friday, January 19, 2018.   
The following cases have been filed by this month’s application deadline for submission to HPRB.  The agenda of cases for the upcoming HPRB meetings will be drawn from this list.

Listing on this notice does not guarantee a hearing this month.  Some cases are already scheduled for the following month.  Other cases may be deferred at the request of the affected Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC), for insufficient information, or at the discretion of HPO or HPRB.
For inquiries about or to provide comments on a specific case, please contact the assigned staff person listed below.  Written comments should be received at HPO by the comment deadlines noted above. Submission of written comments by email is preferred.
5D,6A    Kingman Park Historic District, all properties between East Capitol, 19th and M Streets NE and 
7D       Maryland Avenue NE and the Anacostia River, Case 16-19
1A           Potomac Electric Power Company Substation No. 13, 1001 Harvard Street NW, Case 16-10
1C           Potomac Electric Power Company Substation No. 25, 2119 Champlain Street NW, Case 16-11
3E           Harrison Street Apartments, 4135-4351 (odd numbers) Harrison Street NW, Case 17-16
5E     St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church South, 150 S Street NW, Case 18-09 (to be heard February 22)

Historic Landmarks

1A           Potomac Electric Power Company Substation No. 13, 1001 Harvard Street NW, HPA 18-035,
concept/modernization of substation (Callcott, if designated)
1C           Potomac Electric Power Company Substation No. 25, 2119 Champlain Street NW, HPA 18-034, concept/modernization of substation (Callcott, if designated)
2C           Washington Loan and Trust Company, 900 F Street NW, HPA 18-137, concept/add rooftop atrium and new entrance canopies (Callcott)
3E           Harrison Street Apartments, 4339 Harrison Street NW, HPA 17-516, concept/two-story roof addition (if designated)
4C           Hebrew Home for the Aged, 1125 Spring Road NW, HPA 18-145, permit/interior renovation with one-story addition (Brockett)
5E          St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church South, 150 S Street NW, HPA 18-147, raze (to be heard February 22, if the property is designated a landmark)

Anacostia Historic District 
8A           1446 W Street SE, HPA 18-109, concept/new single-dwelling building (Price)
8A           1227 Maple View Place SE, 18-176, permit/raze two-story frame house (Dennee)

Capitol Hill Historic District
6B           326 A Street SE, HPA 17-591, concept/revised proposal for three-story side and rear additions (Gutowski)
6B           400 D Street SE, HPA 17-488, concept/construct parking structures (Gutowski)
Cleveland Park Historic District 
3C           3415 Porter Street NW, HPA 18-129, concept/rear and rooftop additions and alteration to front faรงade (Robb)

Downtown Historic District 
2C           707 G Street NW, HPA 18-116, concept/new commercial storefront and signage (Callcott)

Dupont Circle Historic District 
2B           1323 21st Street NW, HPA 18-133, concept/three-story addition and new garage with storage at rear (Robb)
2B           2031 Q Street NW, HPA 18-123, concept/roof alteration at rear (Robb)  

Kalorama Triangle Historic District
1C           2318 20th Street NW, HPA 18-135, concept/alteration at rear (Brockett)

Massachusetts Avenue Historic District
2B           1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, HPA 18-141, concept/alter front entrance, ADA access, and driveway (Robb)

Mount Pleasant Historic District
1D           3305-3307 18th Street NW, HPA 17-659, concept/raze carriage house and build similar but larger garage (Dennee)

Mount Vernon Square Historic District
6E           1112-1114 5th Street NW, HPA 18-134, concept/addition to existing building and new building on vacant lot (Meyer)

Shaw Historic District
2F           1217 12th Street NW, HPA 18-139, concept/rear three-story addition on two-story rowhouse (Meyer)

Strivers’ Section Historic District 
2B           1747 T Street NW, HPA 18-142, concept/alter slope of roof, third story addition at rear (Robb)

Takoma Park Historic District 
4B           535 Cedar Street NW, HPA 18-130, concept/one-story rear addition (Gutowski)
4B           6914 Willow Street, NW, HPA 18-138, concept/new three-story multiple-unit dwelling (Gutowski)

U Street Historic District
1B           2212 12th Street NW, HPA 18-114, concept/third floor addition (Price)
1B           2114-2124 14th Street NW, HPA 18-136, concept/new seven-story building behind historic buildings (Callcott)

Washington Heights Historic District
1C           2481-2483 18th Street NW, HPA 18-107, permit/alter faรงade and install signage (Brockett)

Woodley Park Historic District 
3C           2616 Connecticut Avenue NW, HPA 18-052, concept/replace signage and alter faรงade (Brockett)

Anne Brockett
(202) 442-8842

Steve Callcott
(202) 741-5247

Tim Dennee
(202) 442-8847

Kim Elliott
(202) 442-8838

Patsy Fletcher
(202) 741-0816

Gabriela Gutowski
(202) 442-8839 

Andrew Lewis
(202) 442-8841

David Maloney
(202) 442-8850

Brendan Meyer
(202) 741-5248

Imania Price
(202) 442-8827

Michael Robb
(202) 442-7703

Kim Williams
(202) 442-8840

To be included on the email distribution list for this monthly public notice, please visit the Office of Planning website and sign up at  http://planning.dc.gov/node/568242 .
For additional information, see the HPO and HPRB website at www.preservation.dc.gov 
ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES: Persons needing accessibility accommodations including foreign language and sign language interpretation for preservation services and programs may contact Steve Callcott at the Office of Planning at (202) 442-7600 to request assistance. Please provide two weeks advance notice for HPRB meetings. 

Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024



Friends of McMillan Park participated in today's MLK Day parade

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Ward 5 CM McDuffie's office MLK Day message: "Tremendous contributions"

From: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie [mailto:kmcduffie=dccouncil.us@mail193.suw101.mcdlv.net] On Behalf Of Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2018 9:46 AM
Subject: Tremendous Contributions


Today we recognize Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s tremendous contributions to our country and the world. While we celebrate his life and the wisdom that he shared, we must also look to his words and actions to remind us of what makes our nation great.

With issues of race and injustice on many of our minds as a result of what we are seeing nationally, it is especially important that we remember Dr. King's work to promote equality, social justice, and respect for human dignity.

We must always remember that there is more that unites us than divides us. Here in the District of Columbia, we have many reasons for optimism. The future is bright, we are vibrant, and we are strong. Our diversity and empathy for others are what help us advance the legacy of Dr. King in our own lives and in the communities we serve.

On Martin Luther King Day, I encourage you to reflect on how we can do more for each other.  Each day, we must think of ways we can live up to Dr. King’s legacy of selflessness and justice.​

In Service,


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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Rhode Island Avenue NW fire

See this NBC4 report on this afternoon's fire on the unit block of Rhode Island Avenue NW:

And see this Washington Post article:

fire on the unit block of Rhode Island Avenue NW this afternoon; Red Cross reports that six people have been displaced

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MLK Day brunch tomorrow at El Camino

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