ANC: Former Latham Hotel Site Is ‘Blighted Property’

January 7, 2021

Warned and ready, Georgetown was spared a repeat of June’s street violence last night, Jan. 6, following out-of-town protesters’ assault on the U.S. Capitol. Today, as after the June incidents, new fences and shielding are going up on the Hill, …

ANC Monday: New Officers, Jelleff Center, Decks for Streateries

January 4, 2021

The January public meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E will be held online via Zoom on Monday, Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m. It can be accessed HERE. No fee or account is needed. Those without a computer or access …

Hyde-Addison to Reopen, Teacher-less, for a Few

December 7, 2020

Like every other District public school, Georgetown’s Hyde-Addison Elementary at 3219 O St. NW, completely renovated in 2019, has been closed since mid-March due to the pandemic. DC Public Schools canceled scheduled hybrid opening dates in September, then in November.…

Jelleff Center Feasibility Study: Déjà Vu 


The District Department of Parks and Recreation will conduct a feasibility study and community survey in the next few weeks to determine the best way to renovate — or perhaps completely reconstruct — the Jelleff Recreation Center into a Georgetown-area …

Saving Georgetown’s Ginkgo Trees

October 5, 2020

UPDATED: Oct. 9

A compromise solution about one of the most contentious issues that comes before the Georgetown-Burleith advisory neighborhood commission every year was peacefully agreed upon at the ANC’s virtual meeting on Sept. 29 — just minutes before the …

Homelessness: A Growing Neighborhood Concern

September 3, 2020

At its first fall meeting, on Aug. 31, the Georgetown-Burleith advisory neighborhood commission covered a broad range of concerns in Georgetown in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, from the widening of sidewalks to accommodate outdoor shopping and dining to …

Sidewalk Widening Plans, Concerns in Georgetown

July 13, 2020

As Georgetowners cautiously leave their shelter-in-place abodes during the second of four phases of D.C.’s reopening, an inherent charm of the town has become a focal point for change: the narrow, crowded sidewalks.

How can Georgetown’s attractive brick sidewalks be …

Mathews Will Run to Succeed Gibbons on ANC

June 8, 2020

Topher Mathews, who launched the neighborhood blog the Georgetown Metropolitan in 2008, will seek to replace Joe Gibbons on Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E. He made the announcement in a June 8 blog post headlined: “I’m Running For ANC.”

Under a …

ANC Supports Big Plans for Water St.

May 11, 2020

Preliminary plans by the District Department of Transportation to install “tactical” concrete sidewalks along the 3400-3500 blocks of Water Street NW, along with a two-way bikeway and a traffic roundabout — while making changes to on-street parking — were supported

More Policing in Georgetown During Stay-at-Home Order

April 2, 2020

“I can see and feel the increase of police and public safety measures in my daily walks around Georgetown,” said Rick Murphy, chair of the Georgetown-Burleith advisory neighborhood commission, during a virtual meeting of ANC 2E on March 30.  

Second …