Monday, February 2, 2009

Franklin School and The Space

The Space, which has angered its Shaw neighbors, is once again on the ANC 2F agenda. The club, controversial for its noisy late-night operations in a residential area, has been subject to ABRA investigation but not to any enforcement action. For a little history of the conflict, read Mr. 14th & You's description of last month's ANC meeting here. Though the meeting will start at 7 p.m., this matter is not scheduled to come up for discussion until 7:45. If you are one of the residents affected by this club, make your way over to the Washington Plaza Hotel in Thomas Circle by then.

Another important item up for discussion this month is a proposal for the use of the Franklin School. Since the closure of the emergency homeless shelter this past fall, the building has not been in use. What will be interesting to see is not only what the proposal is, but whether Jack Evans, who expressed strong interest in redeveloping the property during campaign season, shows up. This agenda item is scheduled to be addressed at 8:45.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What were the proposals?

14th & You said...

Unfortunately, from the agenda posted by the ANC, there is no way of knowing what the proposals are.

Anonymous said...

Also, note that sometimes the meeting actually goes more quickly than the published agenda so it might be a good idea to get to the meeting at 8:15ish if you are interested in the Franklin Shelter item.

Lauren said...

I look forward to reading your thoughts on the meeting last night.