Deputy Mayor Takes Over AWC Projects Today

Posted September 28, 2007 at 5:55pm

As the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development formally inherits responsibility for the projects of the Anacostia Waterfront Corp. today, an official said Thursday that the office has filled about 50 positions of what will be an 80-member staff and is on track to move forward with projects.

Sean Madigan, spokesman for Washington, D.C., Deputy Mayor for Planning Neil Albert, said the office will spend $5.6 million less annually in staff and administrative costs than the now-dissolved AWC and National Capitalization Revitalization Corp.

Jobs were offered to more than half of the AWC and NCRC staff, Madigan said, and most accepted.

The Anacostia projects will be managed out of the ODMPED in the Wilson Building and the old NCRC office at 2025 M St. NW.

Single-Sale Moratorium Takes Effect on H Street

Effective today, single containers of alcohol can no longer be sold on H Street Northeast between Seventh and 15th streets. After nearly a year of meetings and negotiations, the D.C. Council approved the moratorium in July, citing litter, public drunkenness and loitering in the area.

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6C is considering a push to extend the moratorium down H Street to Third Street Northeast. According to Commissioner Alan Kimber, 6C residents fear that the new moratorium will push disruptive behavior into their part of the H Street corridor. The ANC also is considering a moratorium that would extend north to Florida Avenue Northeast.

Kimber said the issue will be discussed at an ANC 6C meeting on Oct. 24.

— Daniel Heim