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ABC Board Hearing - DCCA East Dupont Circle Moratorium Zone Proposal

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The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (Board) will hold a hearing at 11:30 am on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to receive public comment on a proposal from the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) to extend alcohol licensing restrictions in the East Dupont Circle Moratorium Zone (23 DCMR § 306) for another three to five years. The hearing will be held at:

  • Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Hearing Room, 2000 14th Street, NW, 4th Floor, Suite 400 South, Washington, DC 20009.

The East Dupont Circle Moratorium Zone currently limits the number of alcoholic beverage licenses that can be issued in an area extending 600 feet in all directions from the intersection of 17th and Q Streets, NW. Restrictions include:

  • Two licenses to taverns; and
  • No licenses to nightclubs.

Members of the public can provide comments on the DCCA’s proposal either at the Board’s hearing or by submitting written comments.

Individuals and representatives of organizations that want to testify in person at the hearing should contact ABRA General Counsel Martha Jenkins by 5 pm on Monday, September 18, 2017 by either:

Provide the full name, title, and organization, if applicable, of the person testifying. In addition, bring six copies of the testimony to the hearing. Testimony may be limited to five minutes in order to permit each person an opportunity to be heard.

Any person that cannot attend the hearing but wants to comment in writing on the proposal can do so no later than Monday, September 25, 2017. Written comment should include the full name, title, and organization, if applicable, of the person providing comment and may be submitted by either:

  • Email; or
  • Mail: Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration, 2000 14th St., NW, 4th Floor, Suite 400 South, Washington, DC 20009.