Brief Update on Columbia Heights Z-Burger

Z-Burger, located in the Tivoli Theater, was originally set to open in Summer 2011

At last night’s ANC 1A meeting, Commissioner Laina Aquiline informed the assembly about what is delaying Z-Burger’s opening. The chief snag is the public space permit for the sidewalk cafe, which shouldn’t be much of a Surprise. It was addressed at both the July and September ANC 1A meetings, where there was a lot of concern about the Columbia Heights Public Realm and the impact the sidewalk cafe would have on it.

After getting the ANC resolution in support of the public space permit, it then needed to go before DDOT’s Public Space Committee . It was scheduled for the October meeting, but because of community concerns and issues from DDOT, the issue was tabled until the November meeting. That meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 17th, at 9:00 a.m.

The main issue are:

  • The size of the patio space;
  • The elevation of the patio space;
  • The movement of the bench; and,
  • The impact the sidewalk cafe will have on the public realm.

According to the DDOT Web site:

“The Public Space Committee meetings are open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. Meetings begin at 9 am. Preliminary agendas are available the Thursday before the meeting. The meetings are held at 1100 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, unless otherwise notified of change in location.”

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  1. […] Heights Plaza. The issue first came before ANC 1A in July 2011, was further addressed at the September and November 2011 meetings, was the subject of community meetings in April 2012, and finally approved by the District’s […]


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