Thursday, December 31, 2015

Blagden Alley and Naylor Court Association Holiday Gathering Friday 8 Jan @ Baby Wale 6-8 PM

Happy New Year

Hoping everyone has a safe and pleasant New Year’s evening.

Blagden Alley and Naylor Court Association is hosting a Holiday Gathering at the Baby Wale on Friday, January 8, 2016 between 6 and 8 PM.  We will be together on the Balcony portion of the facility.  As reminder notice will be sent the day before.

Here’s the particulars:

Holiday Gathering,
6 to 8 PM, Friday, January 8, 2016 at the
Baby Wale
1124 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

ANC2F Schedule
The ANC2F meeting schedule for 2016 has now been posted here:


BANCA Blog -


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Naylor Stables LLC, withdraws ABRA application for 1322 9th ST NW, Note from Paul Harrison below

Dear Neighbors,

We received a note this morning announcing that the applicants for the proposed beer garden on 9th Street had withdrawn their request for a liquor license and were walking away from the project.  The protest hearing before ABRA scheduled for tomorrow has therefore been cancelled.

As I’ve noted in my prior emails, those of us who protested the application have been, and continue to be, supportive of the redevelopment of 9th Street as a commercial and restaurant destination for a diverse clientele.  Throughout the conversation, and again after the notice, we made it clear to the applicants that our opposition was about this site and this use – not them - and that we’d welcome their opening the right operation in the right building in our part of Shaw.  I personally will continue to support them at Etto and hope that we see them here in Shaw in the future. 

Many people supported us in this effort, we can’t thank them enough!

Please let me know if you have any questions, and stay tuned in all of our continuing effort to support the revitalization of 9th Street.


Paul Harrison

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Holiday Party and Meeting Schedule for 2016

Latest Happenings

The BANCA meet on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the Whitman Condos on 9th Street NW.
The discussion for the evening focused on crime and safety issues as well as plans for the first part of 2016.
It was decided, due to everyone’s busy holiday schedule, to plan a post-holiday pot-luck gathering for the evening of Saturday, January 16, 2015.  Details for the event will be sent to this list after the New Year’s period.
Next meeting times were selected to be March 8-10 and June 7-9 weeks (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday), with Thursday the preferred day for each of these periods.  We are looking for someone to host each gathering.

Get that 2016 Visitor Parking Pass

Go to the web site below to register.  It is free.  Your contractor or relatives will appreciate it!

Guests of District Residents Need Temporary Permits to Park Vehicles 
The District's Visitor Parking Pass (VPP) Program allows guests of eligible District residents to park for more than two hours on residential parking permit zone blocks.
Passes for 2015 expire December 31, 2015. Registration for 2016 Passes begins Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Passes are free, and one per household is available for residents on eligible
Residential Permit Parking (RPP) zone blocks in Wards 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, as well as ANC 2F
Residents may register for the 2016 VPP at or by calling (202) 671-2700. Temporary Visitor Parking Permits (15-day) can also be obtained at a
Metropolitan Police Department station in the ward in which the resident resides. 
A VPP does not waive the requirement to register a vehicle in the District after 30 days of establishing residency or seeking Resident Out-of-State Auto exemption. Each pass is tracked and
assigned a unique address identifier with a Quick Reference (QR) code to help minimize fraud and misuse. Residents who live on a commercial zone block are not eligible and neither are those
with non-residential address types. 
For more information, go to or call (202) 671-2700.