Date and Time: Wednesday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.
Location: 9 Dupont Circle, NW (Dupont Circle Resource Center)
Because of the timing of the restaurant's submittal, the ANC would not be able to consider the application until mid-May and a permit could not be issued until late-May. As DDOT has already reviewed the application, the ANC has decided to consider this application during a special meeting. If supported, the restaurant may be eligible to enjoy three to four weeks of operation of its sidewalk cafe during the Spring months that they otherwise would not have been able to. The application, which is consistent with their liquor license settlement agreement, requests 22 outdoor seats on T Street, and will close at 11 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on weekends.
While we do not condone late submittals we believe it is in the best interest of the community and the restaurant to ensure this process proceeds as quickly as possible. As the a majority of commission members were already scheduled to be present for the Transportation Committee meeting on Wednesday, we scheduled this special meeting to coincide.
I'll post more about the transportation committee this weekend, but in the meantime, mark your calendars for this special meeting on Wednesday April 23 at 7:00, followed immediately by the transportation meeting. And of course, if you have comments on the proposed public space permit for Lupo Verde, let me know!