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Update from Kirsten Oldenburg, ANC6B04
The next ANC 6B meeting will be held Tuesday, November 13 at the Hill Center, 1st Floor The full draft agenda for November will be posted at http://anc6b.org/ by the end of this week and a revised agenda will be posted after all the committees have met.
WHAT’S WITH PENN11??
The bay window frames have been re-installed on the ground floor of the original (Frager’s) building and brick sidewalks were being installed this week. The final facade is being revealed. The building’s 3rd floor facade is a gray brick and the 4th and 5th floors are clad with a dark brown metal. The two infills are gray brick. It seems like a mishmash to me, given the yellow brick of the original building’s 2 floors, but am hoping that, when it is all finished, it is a more appealing addition to the neighborhood than it now appears.
THE BIG OAK ON E STREET
Several people asked why the very old Oak tree on the 900 block of E Street SE had to be removed. So, I queried the Urban Forestry Administration’s arborist and received this reply: “The big 36-inch diameter oak, immediately south of the Hill Center, had a huge cavity on the curb side of the tree’s base. Less than 60% of the tree’s buttress roots remained—making it vulnerable to being toppled in a storm. DDOT Urban Forestry is on the lookout for trees with increased risk of failure during storms. This was one.” And, I noticed that another big one is gone from the NW corner of E and 9th SE.