ANC Seeks More Time to Review Halcyon House Proposals
The Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission met July 1 with a more-than-full agenda, especially for Old Georgetown Board project reviews.
Owners of Halcyon House at 3400 Prospect St., NW, sought ANC approval on a zoning exception for the building to be used by the S&R Foundation. (Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno also own Evermay on 28th Street, NW, and are founders of the S&R Foundation.) Foundation attorney Alice Haase listed the programs and along with time constraints and limited attendance, especially those associated with the International Institute of Global Resilience, a think tank dedicated to improving the readiness of the emergency management community, and Illuminate which will present “enlightening lectures and discussions on a variety of topics that celebrate the ingenuity of the human spirit …” ANC chair Ron Lewis said he had “serious concerns about the intensity of use” of Halcyon House -- considering it is on a residential street and in a high-traffic area -- and wanted more time to review details of S&R’s proposals. Halcyon Georgetown LLC along with the S&R Foundation is scheduled to meet with the Board of Zoning Sept. 10.