ANC COMPREHENSIVE PLAN RESOLUTION SUBMITTED TO THE DC OFFICE OF PLANNING
The ANC Comprehensive Plan Resolution was submitted to the DC Office of Planning on February 12. The submission letter directed to OP Director Trueblood requested that he give the recommendations the great weight to which they are entitled. Perhaps most importantly the resolution calls for the Comprehensive Plan to mandate a Small Area Plan for the Chevy Chase Gateway. Such a plan is particularly appropriate because the Chevy Chase Gateway requires more focused direction then can be provided by the Comprehensive Plan, and a Small Area Plan approved by the Council will help guide long-range development, improve our neighborhood, achieve citywide goals, and attain economic and community benefits. Additionally, the final report produced by ANC3/4G's Comprehensive Plan Task Force is also available. Both the report and the resolution are in response to the proposed DC Comprehensive Plan (see full plan), as it impacts Rock Creek West within whose boundaries Chevy Chase DC is located. The topic was discussed at several ANC meetings as well as at all five Task Force meetings. The Comprehensive Plan is DC's master plan for development. It addresses land use, economic development, housing, transportation, infrastructure, environmental protection, and more. Land use changes have been proposed that would affect many areas of DC including Chevy Chase. Essential to understanding the process is the redline version of the proposed elements which displays the language that was stricken out and accepted by the DC City Council. At the February 10th ANC public meeting the resolution passed by a vote of 6-0. OP has publicly committed to respond to ANC comments as part of the revision process to the Comprehensive Plan.
CHEVY CHASE CITIZENS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL HAPPY HOUR - TUESDAY 2/25 AT CHEVY CHASE LOUNGE
The annual Happy Hour sponsored by the Chevy Chase Citizens Assoication will take place on Tuesday February 25 from 5:30-7:00 pm, at the Chevy Chase Lounge (which is part of and adjacent to the Parthenon entrance). It is located at 5510 Connecticut Avenue. Come socialize with neighbors, enjoy complimentary appetizers, discuss current and emerging community issues and meet some invited elected representatives.
My February newsletter is filled with news from around the neighborhood. Topics in this issue include: An update on the Comprehensive Plan Task Force report and upcoming vote on an ANC resolution; Weekend brunch options in Chevy Chase; Household lead issues in water; Fighting energy and police related scam attempts; and many other news items. If you are not a current subscriber please subscribe to receive it direct via email, and be assured your email address is never shared or used for any other purpose.
VIDEO POSTED OF FEBRUARY 10TH ANC3/4G PUBLIC MEETING
The February 10th meeting of ANC3/4G is now available to view through ANC3/4G’s YouTube Channel. Highlights include: a discussion and vote on an ANC resolution addressing the Office of Planning’s proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan; a presentation by MPD Second District Captain Bernat; and, an Oregon Ave. reconstruction status and the E6 bus detour.
WEEKEND BRUNCH ABOUNDS IN CHEVY CHASE
Although brunch is not one of the "official" three meals in a day it seems to be a weekend highlight for many. Many restaurants now embrace brunch as a special event and offer unique menus to accommodate guests who enjoy this meal. Here in Chevy Chase we are fortunate to have 6 restaurants who participate in brunch activity with special menus and hours. If you are a fan, or just want to try something new, here are the establishments and the hours that they have special brunch menus (many of which are available through their website links below). Enjoy!