Of note for 2B09 residents are the following items:
- Request #ABRA-086789 by Penthouse Pool & Lounge (Vida Fitness), 1612 U St NW, for substantial change for: lateral expansion (to include 4th floor) and entertainment endorsement (DJ and live music) with hoursSun-Thur 6pm- 12am, Fri-Sat 6pm-1am. Petition Deadline 7/7/14; Roll Call Hearing7/21/14. (2B08) (10 mins)
- Request #ABRA-095296 by Yamas Mediterranean Grill, 1946 NH Ave NW, for DR (restaurant, beer and wine only) for Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, no entertainment. Hours of operation Sun-Wed6:30am-11:30pm, Thu-Sat 6:30am-2:00am; Hours of sales/service/consumption Sun-Thu8am-11:30pm, Fri-Sat 8am-12am; Hours of sidewalk cafe Sun-Sat 10am-10pm. Petition due 7/7/14; Roll Call Hearing 7/21/14(2B08) (10 mins)
- Initial presentation of an addition to the rear of 1504 Swann St NW. HPRB and BZA votes to occur in July. (2B09) (10 mins)
I am very concerned about how close VIDA's proposed roof deck entertainment would be to residents, especially those in 2B08 and 2B09. I'm also concerned about the proposed hours, which is later than normal outdoor hours in our neighborhood. My colleague, Will Stephens has been working with VIDA to try to find some solution for neighbor's concerns over late night noise. I will not vote to support anything in this case that would contribute to the late night noise issue around this establishment.
At the meeting, I will also be presenting progress from the Transportation and Public Infrastructure Committee, which I chair. Check back here for more updates.