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Posted at 1:05 PM ET, 08/26/2010

ANC Preview: Ugh Edition

By Topher Mathews

The September ANC meeting is always a slog. The commission takes August off, so a whole second month’s worth of projects backs up waiting for review. Thus next Monday’s meeting is not for the faint of heart.

But the one upside of so many projects is that there are some interesting topics. Let’s dive in:

Morso’s Long Shot

Apparently Morso Restaurant at 3277 M St. is applying for a permit to allow sidewalk tables and chairs. There is no way there’s enough space on the sidewalk for tables and chairs on M St. Curiously, the agenda discusses “sidewalk tables and chairs on Prospect Street at the side of Moreso.” GM guesses that it’s supposed to say “Potomac St.” since the east side of Morso faces Potomac St. Nonetheless, given the battle that Potomac St. residents waged on Philly Pizza, GM suspects they may have something to say about a new sidewalk cafe. GM hopes something can be worked out.

George Back Again

Back in May, the owners of George came before the ANC to request a new voluntary agreement. As it stands, the bar still operates under the Georgetown Billiards VA, which they consider overly restrictive. The meeting was tense at times, and it was hard to see where they would find common ground.

Well they’re back again requesting a termination of the VA again. GM hasn’t had a chance to track down anyone who knows about this, so it could be that they worked out their issues or it could be another tense showdown. We’ll see!

Capital Bikeshare

DDOT is requesting approval for three of its four proposed Georgetown Capital Bikeshare stations. The one interesting thing to note is that one of the locations on the agenda is 3570 Prospect St. (basically the top of the Car Barn). That is not one of the proposed locations.

Continue reading this piece by Topher Mathews at Georgetown Metropolitan here.

Topher Mathews blogs at The Georgetown Metropolitan . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Topher Mathews  | August 26, 2010; 1:05 PM ET
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