ANC1C consists of eight Commissioners who live in the community and are elected by their neighbors to serve without pay for two-year terms.  The Commissioners vote on local matters affecting Adams Morgan residents, and District government agencies are required to give “great weight” to votes taken by the Commission.  If you have a matter that you would like ANC1C to address, please contact your Commissioner or the Chair of the relevant Committee.  We encourage everyone to participate so that we can do the best possible job representing Adams Morgan.



Wed, December 7 @ 7:00PM
Mary's Center
2355 Ontario Road NW
Washington, DC
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ABC and Public Safety Committee
Wed, December 14 @ 7:00 pm
Kalorama Park Recreation Center
1875 Kalorama Road NW
Washington, DC
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Planning, Zoning, and Transportation Committee
Wed, December 21 @ 7:00PM
Mary's Center
2355 Ontario Road NW
Washington, DC
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Public Services and the Environment Committee
No meeting in December


License Renewals

This year, all establishments in Adams Morgan, ANC 1C that serve alcohol have their licenses up for renewal. If you're having a problem with a particular licensee, please let us know. Contact the ABC & Public Safety Committee Chair, or your ANC Commissioner. We can't address your concerns unless we've heard about them. 

Concerns regarding tavern licensees will be discussed in our November 2nd full ANC meeting. If you would like a complete list of establishments in our ANC, or to find out if an establishment holds a tavern license, please email ABC and Public Safety Committee Chair Julie Seiwell at


Lanier Heights Rezoning Approved

In a 5-0 vote on April 11, 2016, the Zoning Commission approved rezoning of Lanier Heights from R-5-B to R-4. ANC1C held public discussions in 2014 to hear from the community regarding the proposed rezoning and subsequently passed a  resolution December 2014 supporting rezoning and assisted in filing the rezoning requestCase 15-09 was brought before the Zoning Commission by ANC1C and Citizens of Lanier Heights in early 2015. 


Provide Your Input on Suntrust Plaza Redevelopment Plans 

The firm PN Hoffman has proposed plans  for a new building at the “Suntrust” property at 18th/Columbia Road, NW. Over the past month, Commissioners of ANC1C have been in discussions with the firm regarding historic preservation, preservation of plaza space for public events use, and interpretations of zoning regulations.   


Envision Adams Morgan

Envision Adams Morgan came about in the spring of 2012 in response to the rapid changes in development in the Adams Morgan. A committed group began meeting regularly with the Public Services and Environment Committee of the ANC1C to develop an overall vision of Adams Morgan that would serve as a both a reference and a guide for understanding Adams Morgan’s present and its future.  A baseline report was created by volunteer residents in 2013 with the support of an urban planning team from Catholic University.         

In the first phase of Envision Adams Morgan, volunteer working groups developed a report detailing the current state of the neighborhood.  Envision Adams Morgan then launched a survey to collect opinions and ideas from residents and local businesses in the areas of sustainability, housing, economy, transportation, community services, zoning, and historic preservation.  
Between September 2014 and February 2015, Envision Adams Morgan collected 535 responses and over 900 written suggestions concerning the future of the neighborhood. Survey respondents were self-selecting and responses were not tracked or weighted by demographics. These results should be interpreted accordingly and considered reflective of the views of only those who participated in the survey. Nevertheless, those who did participate shared some excellent and constructive ideas.  
The results of this survey were passed along to the DC Office of Planning, which set up a website to run polls and collect even more ideas, held a half-day community workshop on February 28th at Marie Reed Elementary School to obtain additional community input, and developed a Neighborhood Profile.
On Wednesday, September 30th, the Office of Planning (OP) hosted a community open house for the Adams Morgan Vision Framework at Marie Reed Elementary School. The purpose of the open house was to provide an opportunity for the public to view the draft goals and recommendations and for OP to take any additional feedback before issuing a draft document. OP released the Adams Morgan Vision Framework document on Monday, November 9, 2015.  The public comment period ended on February 8, 2016. 

We are pleased to announce the Adams Morgan Vision Framework “Vision Framework” is finally 100% complete!

There are two new additions to the final plan; first is an Executive Summary of Revisions. The purpose of the Executive Summary of Revisions is to provide a general summary of the comments received during the public comment period and the revisions to the Draft Framework, which many of you provided comments/feedback on- thank you.

Second is Appendix B: Comprehensive Plan Overview. This Appendix highlights the policies and actions for Adams Morgan contained in the 2006 Comprehensive Plan “Comp Plan”. The Appendix details the Comp Plan policies and actions that guide planning and development in Adams Morgan. The Vision Framework recommendations are consistent with and build upon the Comp Plan policies, providing more detailed direction which may inform future updates to the Comp Plan.

OP has been asked whether a Spanish language version of the final plan will be made available and OP expects to have a fully translated document ready soon.

Moving forward OP will continue to coordinate with community stakeholders to identify programs and resources to achieve both short and long term goals. As a priority, the District will use the recommendations of the Vision Framework to align its resources to support the vision and community. If you would like to be part of an implementation task force, please reach out to Commissioner Huezo at

Thank you for your support in making this project a reality!