Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's Dinner Reservations - Tables for 2

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We still have seats remaining!
(but not for long)

3-course dinner for two.
Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th 

Reserve your table!
(click here)

 
DINNER MENU
________

Course 1
French Onion Soup
Gruyere, brioche

Winter Salad
beets, herbs, bitter lemon vinegar, frisee,

kohlrabi, radish, crouton

Roast Chesapeake Oysters
spinach, Pernod, parsley, parmesan, bread crumb
__________

Course 2

Spinach & Ricotta Dumplings
hazelnuts, sage, trumpet mushroom, parmesan
Green Circle Chicken Breast
braised greens, salt-roasted sweet potato
Roseda Hanger Steak
herb frites, creamed kale, crispy shallot
__________

 Course 3

Chocolate Budino
espresso whip, maldon salt

Apple Galette
cinnamon caramel, toasted oat cream

Sweet Potato Pie
sunflower seed brittle, marshmallow meringue


http://www.bigbearcafe-dc.com/valentines-2016/

 $65/person plus a bottle special for the evening.

We also have seats at the bar for the lonely hearts!

Happy Valentine's Day.

at Unified Scene Theater tonight: new monthly show -- Rep Stage !

FREE show at The Unified Scene Theater tonight. Details below.

Rep Stage: A Monthly Improv Extravaganza - Thursday February 11th, doors open at 7:30 p.m.


The Unified Scene is excited to debut our new monthly show. Rep Stage features new troupes that came together in our theater through classes and coaching. And also experienced improvisers on the scene, trying out something new. All these budding improv stars need is stage time


meeting tonight of the McMilan Advisory Group (MAG)

See the post over the MAG blog.




From: MAG Chairman [mailto:magchairman@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:54 AM
Subject: MAG: Reminder, meeting tonight; proposed agenda for the Thursday, February 11th MAG meeting -Kirby

Reminder of tonight’s meeting.

See the proposed agenda for tonight’s meeting, resending, no proposed changes received thus far.  -Kirby
 

The MAG meets  on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7PM.  Our current meeting place is the Inspired Teaching School, 200 Douglas St. NE (the old Shaed Elementary), or at the Summit at St. Martin’s, 116 T St. NE, depending on room availability.  All meetings are open to the public. Kirby’s cellphone: 202 213 2690. 

On Feb 8, 2016, at 1:14 PM, MAG Chairman wrote:

Proposed agenda for the Thursday, February 11th MAG meeting at the Summit, 116 T St. NE (second floor meeting room) at 7pm.

- DC Department of  Transportation Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study:
  discussion of the first public meeting last week and suggestion that the MAG encourage our communities to participate by looking at the web site for the project (http://www.dccrosstownstudy.com/index.html ) and in particular to contribute to the interactive improvements map ( http://www.dccrosstownstudy.com/interactivemap/where we can note current and anticipated traffic problems and make suggestions for improvement.

  These links work for me only with a Firefox web browser but are otherwise self-explanatory.  There are some gaps in historical traffic studies available to this process that clearly could be a helpful addition.  None, for example, for Bloomingdale or Stronghold so far.

- Discussion of Zoning Commission hearing on the Jair Lynch buildings, February 8th ‘proposed action’ on the buildings adjacent to 1st St. NW (case 13-14A) and the March 10th scheduled first hearing on the grocery store building (case 13-14B). 

- Other housekeeping and community concerns.

Thank you, -Kirby Vining

Glenwood Cemetery Historic Landmark application

From: Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09) [mailto:5E09@anc.dc.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:23 PM
To: Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09) <5E09@anc.dc.gov>
Subject: FW:
Historic Landmark Application #15-24 - Glenwood Cemetery
     
Community Awareness:  Please review and share.

Respectfully Submitted By,

C. Dianne Barnes, Commissioner
Email:  5E09@anc.dc.gov
              


Glenwood Cemetery - HLA 15-24 2016 03 24 by Scott Roberts

? lost cat around 2nd & Adams St NW ?

See this 02-10-2016 message:

We've been seeing an orange cat around 2nd and Adams NW for the past couple of weeks that we had not seen before (picture attached).  It is an adult and appears ravenously hungry and domesticated (it has a collar, but no identifying information).  Can you please post something on the blog and see if anyone is looking for it, given the coming cold weather?  Many thanks in advance.
 



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CityLab: "Why Historic Preservation Districts Are Crucial to Cities"

Click on the link to read the entire CityLab article.

Stephanie Meeks' CityLab post below is in response to an earlier CityLab post by Kriston Capps, which was posted here at the Bloomingdale Neighborhood blog.

Why Historic Preservation Districts Are Crucial to Cities

Historic neighborhoods provide benefits to everyone, not just homeowners.

it's not too late

See this tweet and image:

Note that Nan Bon is Bloomingdale-based.

Black Bloomingdale@BlkBloomingdale                         
It's not too late... Get your ticket now!!
6:23 AM - 10 Feb 2016



Bloomingdale Village Square project: Update #4

See this 02-09-2016 message from Bloomingdale resident and coordinator of the Bloomingdale Village Square project, Dr. Bertha Holliday:

BLOOMINGDALE VILLAGE SQUARE (BVS): UPDATE #4 

  • Soon there will be an announcement of the date, time. and agenda of our first major COMMUNITY FORUM on the BVS Project.  Keep on the lookout!  This forum will be something special!
  • Below is the link to yet another of our BVS products:  A 3-fold brochure that  provides an overview of the project's efforts related to Architecture and Design Issues.
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=df4bfc4576&view=att&th=151885899a275519&attid=0.1.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

? lost cat on the unit block of R Street NW ?

See this 02-09-2016 message from a household on the unit block of R Street NW:


I did want to share some information about a potential stray cat on our block. I believe he belongs to someone - or at least used to at one point - but has been wandering around the unit block of R Street NW periodically for a few months. He is very friendly and appears to be in good health. He doesn’t have a tag or collar and I suspect someone may have abandoned him. Would you mind sending out a picture to the group to see if anyone can claim him?


draft agenda for the next ANC 5E public meeting -- Tuesday, 02/16/2016

From: Barnes, Dianne (SMD 5E09) [mailto:5E09@anc.dc.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 5:03 PM
Subject:
Draft Agenda for ANC 5E Public Meeting

Community Awareness:  Please review and share.

Respectfully Submitted By,
C. Dianne Barnes, Commissioner
Email:  5E09@anc.dc.gov





St. George's Episcopal Church tonight: Mardi Gras Worship & Supper at 6:30 PM

From: Rev Kent Marcoux [mailto:kmarcoux=stgeorgesdc.org@mail129.suw14.mcdlv.net] On Behalf Of Rev Kent Marcoux
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 4:00 PM
Subject: TONIGHT @ ST GEORGE'S: Mardi Gras Worship & Supper @ 6:30 PM




Please join us tonight as we celebrate Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) at St George's! Our worship service begins at 6:30 pm, followed by a celebratory potluck dinner hosted by the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St George's.
Fellowship, food and fun for the whole family! 
For more information, please contact Rev Kent Marcoux at kmarcoux@stgeorgesdc.org or 443-315-8124.


ASH WEDNESDAY - Services at St George's
12:00 pm - Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes
7:30 pm - Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes


 







St George's Episcopal Church · 160 U St NW · Washington, DC 20001 · USA

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make your Valentine's Dinner reservations today for Big Bear this weekend


Happy Lovers’ Month!


We invite you to join us for a special Valentine’s Day Dinner.
 Chef Isaiah Billington has put together a delicious three-course, prix-fixe menu with seatings
both Saturday (Feb 13th), and Sunday (Feb 14th)
from 7pm to 9pm.

You can reserve your tables for 2 (or larger groups!) at 
http://www.bigbearcafe-dc.com/valentines-2016/

We also have seats at the bar for the lonely hearts...

Happy Valentine's Day.


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___________________________

DINNER MENU
________
Course 1

French Onion Soup
Gruyere, brioche

Winter Salad
beets, herbs, bitter lemon vinegar, frisee,

kohlrabi, radish, crouton

Roast Chesapeake Oysters
spinach, Pernod, parsley, parmesan, bread crumb
__________
Course 2

Spinach & Ricotta Dumplings
hazelnuts, sage, trumpet mushroom, parmesan

Green Circle Chicken Breast
braised greens, salt-roasted sweet potato

Roseda Hanger Steak
herb frites, creamed kale, crispy shallot
__________
 Course 3

Chocolate Budino
espresso whip, maldon salt

Apple Galette
cinnamon caramel, toasted oat cream

Sweet Potato Pie
sunflower seed brittle, marshmallow meringue


http://www.bigbearcafe-dc.com/valentines-2016/


McMillan Advisory Group (MAG) meeting – Thursday, 02-11-2016


Look forward to a final MAG meeting agenda later this week.





The MAG meets  on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7PM.  

Our current meeting place is the Inspired Teaching School, 200 Douglas St. NE (the old Shaed Elementary), or at the Summit at St. Martin’s, 116 T St. NE, depending on room availability.  All meetings are open to the public. Kirby’s cellphone: 202 then 213 then 2690.  

sample notice from the DC Historic Preservation Office - if Bloomingdale becomes a designated Historic District, it will appear in this DC HPO public notice

The Bloomingdale Civic Association is mulling neighborhood Historic District designation.
Below is a long, long messagel from the DC Historic Preservation Office (HPO).
You can see entries from some of DC's current Historic Districts.
If Bloomingdale were to become a designated Historic District, like LeDroit Park next door, then major renovations (less than 5% of the DCRA work permits issued in Historic Districts, according to the DC HPO) would appear in the DC HPO public notice. 
The other 95% of DCRA renovations occurring in DC Historic Districts would not appear in the DC HPO message below.
FYI.
+++++

From: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, February 8, 2016 4:58 PM To: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [HistoricWashington] HPO Montly Public Notice - February 2016
Greetings:  This document is also posted on our website at:    http://planning.dc.gov/node/1139186 
___________  

MONTHLY PUBLIC NOTICE
February 2016
Issued by email on February 8, 2016

PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE

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).

NOTICE TO ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSIONS
HPO and HPRB welcome Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) participation in the historic preservation review process as provided by the ANC Act.  The District’s historic preservation regulations require HPRB to give great weight to the duly adopted written views of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) 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 of the 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.

GENERAL AVAILABILITY OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
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 – 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 and plans are also posted on the website.

COMMENT SUBMISSION DEADLINES
Public comments are welcome on all 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 each HPRB member before the meeting.  Written comments may also be brought to the HPRB meeting for distribution (10 copies are needed).

Comments for print distribution with case info:  3 pm on February 17
Late comments for email distribution:                3 pm on February 24 (for February 25 meeting)
                                                                           3 pm on March 2 (for March 3 meeting)

The 45-day/30-working-day ANC notice period for cases on this notice expires on:            March 24, 2016

NOTICE OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW BOARD MEETINGS
February 25 and March 3, 2016
441 4th Street NW, Room 220 South, 9:00 a.m. 

The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet on Thursday, February 25, and Thursday, March 3, 2016 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, February 19, 2016.  


NOTICE OF CASES FILED FOR REVIEW
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.

LANDMARK DESIGNATION HEARINGS
ANC
2-B      Southern Railway Building, 1500 K Street NW, Case 11-05 (Williams)
6-D      Lincoln Playground Fieldhouse, 555 L Street SE, Case 15-02 (Dennee)

6-D      Control Point Virginia Tower, 2nd Street and Virginia Avenue SW, Case 15-12 (to be heard March 24)

5-E      Glenwood Cemetery, 2219 Lincoln Road NE, Case 15-24 (to be heard March 24)

PERMIT APPLICATIONS AND CONCEPTUAL REVIEWS
ANC       Historic Landmarks

3-C         Tregaron Estate, 3100 Macomb Street NW, HPA 16-053, concept/construction of new classroom building and site alterations  (not being scheduled this month  --  deferred at request of ANC; Callcott)

2-E          Western High School (Duke Ellington School of the Arts), 3500 R Street NW, HPA 14-133, materials and finishes review (Lewis)

3-G         Chevy Chase Arcade, 5520 Connecticut Avenue NW, HPA 16-154, replace iron gates with glass doors (Brockett)

Anacostia Historic District
8-A         2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, HPA 16-156, revised concept/subdivision, construction of multi-story apartment building and site work (Dennee)

Capitol Hill Historic District
6-A         1120 Park St NE, HPA 16-104, concept/garage roof deck (VanLandingham)

6-B         655 C St SE, HPA 16-098, concept/infill dogleg, addition to garage (VanLandingham)

6-B         125 D St SE, HPA 16-005, concept/rear addition (VanLandingham)

6-B         647 South Carolina Ave SE, HPA 16-203, concept/ rear addition (VanLandingham)

6-B         229 10th St SE, HPA 16-207, concept/rear addition, garage addition (VanLandingham)

6-B         231 10th St SE, HPA 16-209, concept/garage addition (VanLandingham)

6-C         631 Lexington Pl NE, HPA 16-100, revised concept/ basement entrance (VanLandingham)

6-C         518 6th St SE, HPA 16-199, concept/ rear addition (not being scheduled this month – deferred at request of ANC; VanLandingham)

Cleveland Park Historic District
3-C         3515 Woodley Rd NW, HPA 16-144, concept/reconstruction of single-family house (McMillen)

3-C         3700 Connecticut Ave NW, HPA 16-210, concept/raze noncontributing building; new three-story single family house (not being scheduled this month; McMillen)

3-C         Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW, concept review of proposed replacement library (not being scheduled this month – deferred at request of the ANC; Lewis)

Downtown Historic District
2-C         606-608 Eye Street NW, HPA 16-103, concept/renovation and addition (not being scheduled this month – deferred at request of applicant; Callcott)

2-C         501 H Street NW, HPA 16-006, concept/alteration and additional floors on one-story garage (Callcott)

Dupont Circle Historic District
2-B         1508, 1510 and 1512 21st Street NW, HPA 16-148, concept/five-story rear addition behind and above three rowhouses (Elliott)

Fourteenth Street Historic District
2-F          1334 Riggs Street NW, HPA 16-196, concept/ third floor addition to two-story rowhouse (Meyer)

Georgetown Historic District
2-E          West Heating Plant, 1051-1059 29th Street NW, HPA 16-180, raze (Dennee)

2-E          1051-1059 29th Street NW, HPA 16-179, concept/construction of a ten-story residential building and landscaping (Dennee)

Kalorama Triangle Historic District
1-C         2341 Ashmead Place NW, HPA 16-055, concept/rear and roof additions and front areaway alterations (not being scheduled this month – deferred at request of applicant; Brockett)

1-C         1815 Columbia Rd NW, HPA 16-160, concept/six-story addition to one-story building (not being scheduled this month – deferred at request of applicant; Brockett)

1-C         1848 Biltmore Street NW, HPA 16-213, concept, roof addition, front window wells (Brockett)

LeDroit Park Historic District
1-B         1922 3rd Street NW, HPA 16-142, concept/landscape paving and sunken court (Meyer)
        
1-B         1850 5th Street NW, HPA 16-204, concept/new rowhouse with mansard fourth floor (Meyer)                                    

Saint Elizabeths Hospital Historic District
8-C         1100 Alabama Avenue SE, HPA 16-106, installation of solar arrays on carports and the rooftop of the St. Elizabeths Hospital (Lewis)


16th Street Historic District

2-B         1101-1111 16th Street, NW, HPA 16-157, concept/fa├žade alterations to non-contributing buildings (Callcott)

Strivers’ Section Historic District
1-C         1706 V Street NW, HPA 16-094, concept/new multi-unit residential building on vacant lot (Elliott)

U Street Historic District
1-B         1909 9th Street NW, HPA 16-095, concept/alter roof height (Brockett)
             
1-B         944 Westminster Street NW, HPA 15-630, concept/extend existing third floor, add roof deck (Brockett)

1-B         1922 11th Street NW, HPA 16-105, rear and roof addition (Brockett)

1-B         1901-1905 9½ Street NW, HPA 16-101, revised infill construction and rear/roof additions (Brockett)

1-B         1806 9th Street NW, HPA 16-200, rear demolition and new construction

1-B         1813 12th Street NW, HPA 16-140, rear addition (Brockett)

2-B         1514 Swann Street NW, HPA 16-153, roof addition and infill dogleg (Brockett)

6-E          919 R Street NW, HPA 16-206, roof addition (Brockett)

Walter Reed Army Medical Center Historic District
4-A         6825 16th Street NW, HPA 16-158, concept/gymnasium addition and alterations to Delano Hall to accommodate charter school (Dennee)

Woodley Park Historic District
3-C         2649 Connecticut Ave NW, HPA 16-147, concept/rear and roof addition (not being scheduled this month – deferred at request of ANC; Brockett)

HPO CONTACT INFORMATION
HPO STAFF REVIEWERS

Anne Brockett
anne.brockett@dc.gov
(202) 442-8842

Steve Callcott
steve.callcott@dc.gov
(202) 741-5247


Tim Dennee
timothy.dennee@dc.gov
(202) 442-8847

Kim Elliott
kim.elliott@dc.gov
(202) 442-8838

Patsy Fletcher
patsy.fletcher@dc.gov
(202) 741-0816

Andrew Lewis
andrew.lewis@dc.gov
(202) 442-8841

David Maloney
david.maloney@dc.gov
(202) 442-8850

Frances McMillen
frances.mcmillen@dc.gov
(202) 442-8839

Brendan Meyer
brendan.meyer@dc.gov
(202) 741-5248

Sarah VanLandingham
sarah.vanlandingham@dc.gov
(202) 442-8827

Kim Williams
kim.williams@dc.gov
(202) 442-8840

To be included on the distribution list for this monthly public notice, please visit the Office of Planning website homepage at http://planning.dc.gov  . On the bottom right of the page under the block for “grade.dc.gov” is a screened envelope and a blue link titled “Subscribe” Please select this link and follow the directions to the page where you will scroll down and select “Office of Planning/Historic Preservation Office Notices.”

HPO AND HPRB WEBSITE
For additional information, see the HPO and HPRB website at www.preservation.dc.gov

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES: Persons needing accessibility accommodations for preservation services and programs may contact Steve Callcott at the Office of Planning at (202) 442-8800 to request assistance.  Sign language interpretation is available for HPRB meetings with two weeks advance notice. 



Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024
202.442.8835
planning.dc.gov