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Welcome to ANC 1C PDF Print E-mail

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1C is the elected body representing the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. These pages provide residents with information they want about the ANC, the community, city services, and opportunities to become active in your community. They will also serve visitors as an introduction to this vibrant Washington neighborhood.

 
Marie Reed Modernization PDF Print E-mail
Please mark your calendars for an initial community meeting concerning the modernization of Marie Reed Elementary School. The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 13th at 6:00 pm at the school, 2201 18th Street NW.
 
As you may be aware, in 2013, the District Council budgeted $46 million for the modernization of the school. A significant portion of that money became available on October 1st, and the Department of General Services, together with District of Columbia Public Schools, are now gearing up to determine how to proceed with the modernization.
 
The agencies previously commissioned an architecture firm to generate several concept possibilities for the school. In two of the concepts, the shell of the existing building would be retained, but with new window openings, and a reconstruction of the interior. In the third concept, the existing building would be taken down, and a new school building would be constructed on the property closer to 18th Street.
 
Going forward, it is expected that a second architecture firm will be engaged by the agencies to further assess those previous concepts, and to potentially offer additional possibilities. Then sometime next year, a decision will need to be made about whether the modernization should take place within the existing building shell, or whether the modernization should take place within a new building on the property.
 
An important additional factor in these considerations is that the Marie Reed campus holds not only the elementary school, but also a recreation center with a gymnasium and pool, a health center, and a daycare center. In the two modernization concepts that propose retaining the existing building shell, these facilities would remain in their current locations, possibly with some upgrades. In the third modernization concept that proposes the construction of a new school building, these facilities would be rebuilt in their own new building on the east side of Champlain Street where the health center, day care center, and portions of the elementary school are currently located.
 
ANC1C will be eager to hear from the community over the months ahead about what shape the community would like to see the Marie Reed modernization take. And ANC1C will be eager to ensure that the community has the opportunity to share its views with the Department of General Services and District of Columbia Public Schools. Please join us for this initial meeting to get introduced to the representatives of the agencies, to hear about the work that the agencies have done to date, and to find out more about how the process is expected to unfold going forward.
 
 
Lanier Heights Zoning PDF Print E-mail
ANC1C has received the two proposals linked below concerning zoning in Lanier Heights. One of the proposals requests a change in zoning for the rowhouse portions of Lanier Heights from R-5-B to R-4. The other proposal requests no change in zoning in Lanier Heights.

Proposal to rezone Lanier Heights
Proposal not to rezone Lanier Heights

ANC1C has now scheduled a Special Forum dedicated solely to this topic. The meeting will be on Tuesday, November 18th at 7:00 pm at the Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road NW. We will not vote on the proposals that night. Rather, we will begin by having the group seeking the zoning change provide a 10 minute introduction of their objectives. We will then have the group opposing the zoning change provide a 10 minute introduction of their objectives. We will then take comments and questions from residents. The goal will be to generally alternate between those who favor the proposed change, those who oppose the proposed change, and those who have other views. Depending on the attendance, we will likely need to limit comments to 2 or 3 minutes per person. After every 10 or so comments, we will aim to give a representative of each group an opportunity to respond to any pertinent points and questions that have been raised. ANC1C's Commissioners will also be given an opportunity to ask questions or make comments.
 
ANC1C will then take the matter up again at its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm at Mary's Center, 2355 Ontario Road NW. At this meeting, there will not be presentations, or a question and answer component (unless Commissioners have questions). However, we expect to again take public comments from those in attendance, likely limited to 2 minutes per person. The Commission then expects to deliberate and vote on the substance of the proposals at this meeting on December 3rd.

We hope that everyone who is interested in this topic will join us for either or both of these meetings.
 
Adams Morgan Named a Great Neighborhood PDF Print E-mail
The American Planning Association has included Adams Morgan in its Great Neighborhoods list for 2014:
https://www.planning.org/greatplaces/neighborhoods/2014/adamsmorgan.htm
 
Envision Adams Morgan PDF Print E-mail
Envision Adams Morgan came about in the spring of 2012 in response to the rapid changes in development in the Adams Morgan. A committed group began meeting regularly with the Public Services and Environment Committee of the ANC1C to develop an overall vision of Adams Morgan that would serve as a both a reference and a guide for understanding Adams Morgan’s present and its future.

A baseline report was created by volunteer residents in 2013 with the support of an urban planning team from Catholic University. Residents are invited to review the report online and share their ideas and visions for our schools, business community, parks and recreation, and zoning laws with the working group and their fellow community members. There will also be an opportunity to share thoughts through a survey. See the Envision Adams Morgan website to read the baseline report and to learn more about the project.