After several months of negotiations and four rounds of mediation a voluntary agreement has been signed by the applicant from Level Lounge (315 H Street NW) and the protest group. The agreement was signed by the applicant (Pouya Yousefi), ANC 6C and the Downtown Neighborhood Association. The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) Board of Directors ratified the agreement shortly thereafter.
Negotiations turned the corner when Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells wrote a position letter stating that he could not support the application until core concerns of residents were addressed. That same month ANC 6C approved an independent sound study to craft recommendations designed to ensure maximum sound abatement during the buildout of the space. After the findings from the study were presented the applicant agreed to all terms in the drafted voluntary agreement.