Raj Multhani of Policy Restaurant, 1904 14th Street NW, appeared before Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont on August 14, asking for assistance due to an error caused by a contractor.
The contractor installed a decorative fence on Policy's T Street side four feet west of the location specified in a previously-approved public space application. As a result, an extra 56 square feet must be added to the public space usage request. All of the area in question is on Policy's leased land.
The restaurant is not requesting additional seating, tables, or umbrellas.
ANC2B passed a motion that it does not object to the addition. Policy's request now must go to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) for approval.
Policy last appeared before ANC2B in June. At that time, it wanted to void an agreement between Policy, the ANC, a community group, and a group of neighbors, concerning restaurant operating hours and other conditions. The reason: attempts to negotiate a change directly with the neighbors have failed, and the restricted operating hours in the agreement put Policy at a disadvantage compared to its neighbors.