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Adams Morgan Parks Issues, Sidewalk Café Permits & Liquor Serving Hours to be Discussed

Thu., May 17 (7pm): The Kalorama Citizens Association (KCA) will be holding its monthly meeting at Good Will Baptist Church (1862 Kalorama Rd.; enter by the main front steps & bear right to the rear side door). Following a short presentation the executive director of the DC Office on Aging, this month’s meeting will be devoted primarily the three DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) facilities in Adams Morgan — Marie Reed, Kalorama Park, and Walter Pierce Park; DPR Chief of Staff John Stokes will be participating. Discussion will cover the programming, long-range planning, and any construction projects, particularly, the erection of a chain link fence around the playing field at Walter Pierce Park.

Also on the agenda will be a resolution supporting ANC 1C’s previous action that the Public Space Committee of the DC Department of Transportation not grant permits for sidewalk cafés that would cause a reduction in the pedestrian space on sidewalks to less than 12 feet in width from the edge of the sidewalk cafés to the street. Some taverns and restaurants have applied for cafés that would reduce that width from the newly constructed, wider sidewalks of the Streetscape project.

In addition, the ANC’s chairman reports that there will likely be a resolution on ABC issues in general, as the question of later hours for restaurants, taverns and night clubs has still not been resolved by the City Council. In April, KCA adopted a resolution opposing the Mayor’s proposal to extend the closing times of ABC-licensed establishments by one hour each day of the week. . For more information, send an email to President@KaloramaCitizens.org or call Denis James at (202) 232-8829.