ANC Report: D.C. Sold Part of Alley? BID, Dumpsters, Church Re-use
The Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E held its July meeting on June 30, discussing the Hyde School construction (coming very soon), the Taste of Georgetown (on Sept. 13 on K Street), BID five-year reauthorization (approved) and introducing new commissioner Dennis Quinn (for SMD 08).
The increasingly hot issue of dumpsters taking up space in the streets and staying in front of houses too long was raised and will be discussed in more length in the next ANC meeting, which will be in September.
One part of community comment was the surprising news of alley property sold by D.C. because of a tax lien which the new owner believes allows him to put up a fence around his property – blocking the alley that runs between Potomac Street and 33rd Street, NW. It is parallel to N Street. Homeowners were on hand to protest that idea.
Designs for the re-use of the Alexander Memorial Baptist Church property -- to be turned into private residences – were shown by Sassan Gharai of SGA Companies. Neighbors on the 2700 block of N Street expressed their concerns. The rectory and church will be worked on first, while the proposed new house on an adjacent, empty lot has been tabled for now.