Minutes – February 2019

Government of the District of Columbia

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B

Regular Public Meeting

Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

MPD, 4th District Station, 6001 Georgia Ave., NW


1) Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Commissioner Brenda Parks, Chair (ANC 4B04 Commissioner), presiding. It was held in the community room at the Metropolitan Police Department’s 4th District Station, 6001 Georgia Avenue, NW.

2) Roll Call

Present were Commissioners Evan Yeats (4B01), Erin Palmer (4B02), Scot Knickerbocker (4B03), Brenda Parks (4B04), Perry Redd (4B05), Tiffani Nichole Johnson (4B06), Geoff Bromaghim (4B07), Alison Brooks (4B08), and LaRoya Huff (4B09).

3) Consideration of the Agenda

Commissioner Redd moved that the agenda be approved. The motion was adopted, 9 yes, 0 no.




4) Report: Metropolitan Police Department


Sergeant Justin Roth, representing MPD’s 4th District, reported on issues and concerns of interest to residents of the 4th District.


5) Report: Ward 4 Councilmember

Dolly Turner, representing the office of Councilmember Brandon T. Todd, reported on upcoming oversight and budget hearings, proposed legislation, and community events of interest to residents of Ward Four.

6) Report: Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services

Keshawn Harris, representing the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services, reported on Mayoral actions and events of interest to residents of Ward 4.

7) Report: Ward 4 Representative to the State Board of Education

Representative Frazier O’Leary reported on issues related to the State Board of Education of interest to residents of Ward 4.

8) Community Concerns

Members of the community were allowed the opportunity to present questions or statements.


9) Presentation: Solar for All

Michael Matthews and Jack Akinlosotu, representing the Department of Energy and Environment, Nikki Mammano, representing Grid Alternatives, and a representative from Solar United Neighbors, presented on the District’s Solar for All program, including details regarding income limits and other requirements for participation. Through this program, the Department of Energy and Environment works with several grantee organizations, including Grid Alternatives and Solar United Neighbors, to install solar on single-family homes and develop community solar projects that benefit residents in multi-family buildings.


10) Presentation: Proposed Development in Takoma Historic District at 220 Aspen Street, NW

The homeowners and architect of a proposed rear addition on a single-family home at 220 Aspen Street, NW, presented on the proposed addition. [Commissioner Bromaghim is one of the homeowners and is recused from this matter.]

11) Resolution 4B-19-0201 Recommendations to the Board of Zoning Adjustment Regarding an Application for Special Exception from the Zoning Regulations at 71 Kennedy Street, NW (BZA 19897)

Commissioner Brooks moved that the Commission adopt a resolution supporting an application to the Board of Zoning Adjustment special exception relief from the closed court requirements under Subtitle G § 202.1, and the rear yard requirements under Subtitle G § 405.2, to construct a four-story, 44-unit mixed-use building with approximately 3,923 square feet of ground floor commercial use, a cellar level, below-grade parking, and compliant penthouse at 71 Kennedy Street, NW.

Commissioner Brooks called for a roll call vote.

Commissioner Yeats – AYE

Commissioner Palmer – AYE

Commissioner Knickerbocker – AYE

Commissioner Parks – AYE

Commissioner Redd – NAY

Commissioner Johnson – AYE

Commissioner Bromaghim – AYE

Commissioner Brooks – AYE

Commissioner Huff – not present

The motion was passed.

12) Adjournment

Commissioner Knickerbocker moved that the meeting be adjourned. The motion was adopted, 8 yes, 0 no.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:58 p.m.

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