ANC Update: 3254 O St. Deja Vu; Reservations on EastBanc’s Back
A few more items were on Georgetown’s and Burleith’s advisory neighborhood commission (ANC2E) Nov. 28 meeting agenda:
The owner of 3254 O Street again submitted designs for a back alley garage to be renovated with a second floor. Variations of this design have been presented to the ANC before and were rejected – just as this one was – for the past 10 years. At a September ANC meeting, commissioner Jeff Jones expressed annoyance at the owner for bringing up the garage re-design concept so many times. At this latest meeting, architect Outerbridge Horsey came to oppose the design for the Citizens Association of Georgetown.
EastBanc wants to raise the roof and allow rear entry for its commercial property at 3259 M St., N.W., which is the Coach shop. Commissioners voted unanimously to express their reservations about the project, which is seen by neighbors on Prospect Street as the start of EastBanc’s push to make the alley between M Street and Prospect into a kind of Cady’s Alley. The dead-end alley opens onto Potomac Street. [See Letters to the Editor for a neighbor’s perspective on this proposal.] ANC2E will next meet on Jan. 2 at Visitation Prep.