Fenty Team Works to Clarify Plan for More Bars on U Street
(Washington Examiner) — The Fenty administration is backing a plan that would allow more restaurants and bars along the trendy U Street Corridor, but mixed signals from city bureaucrats have thrown business owners and residents into chaos.
Under D.C. law, bars and restaurants can only take up 25 percent of the neighborhoods along 14th and U streets and down Florida Avenue. Community and business leaders have proposed doubling the cap. The city’s planning office says it is convinced and will lobby to have the zoning commission approve a new cap.