I rely on the Northwest Current to keep me current on things happening in D.C.’s suburb. Usually the big issues have to do with one firehouse or another, a zoning spat over an adult-oriented store, or some other semiworthy civic affair. But I can’t quite get excited about today’s headliner in this community paper: “Bank driveways irk Tenley commission.”
As it turns out, Commerce Bank is proposing to put in some driveways for its new location at the corner of Ellicott Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW. So that’s somehow a big deal—there are apparently alley-access and safety issues. “We’re concerned about what’s going to happen here,” says one resident quoted in the story.
Let the “Tenley commission”—i.e., the advisory neighborhood commission—work through this bank driveway issue. I wish them the best of luck, because this one could get sticky. Never before has Ward 3 looked like such a good candidate to merge with MoCo, where there’s probably lots of activists with expertise in bank-driveway crises.