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Old Georgetown Appendix
22 April 2003

OG Number: O.G. 03-047a
HPA Number: HPA 03-079
Address: 1500 block east 32nd Street, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown 32nd Street, LLC -
Description: Four 3-story houses - lots 73, 74, 75 & 20 - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST concept design for construction of five new houses, in coordination with review of case O.G. 03-48 (lot 19), which, as proposed, will have an adverse impact on the historic character of this block. The historic character of the existing 1500 block of 32nd Street is defined by mostly two-story houses, the narrow street, and the existing large trees. As proposed, the houses will be too tall in relation to the two-story houses in the immediate neighborhood. Of the five houses proposed, only the one on lot 73 to the north could be taller than the houses across 32nd Street as it would relate to the taller houses facing Q Street across the public alley. However, the four row houses to the south should be no more than two-stories high. The original concept design in 1998 proposed only two row houses in this location across the street from a one-story garage and a three-story house at the north corner with the alley. In that context, the concept had been approved. However, the addition of two more row houses to the south greatly increases the adverse impact to the residences across the street. Taken as a whole, the group of four houses should be no taller than two-stories high. The Commission appreciates the removal of the garages from the front of the houses. All measures should be taken to protect the existing large trees, including further setbacks from the curb and careful studies of changes to the grading and installation of sidewalks. File new submission of revised concept design for four two-story high houses on the south end of the street and one-three-story house at the north end corner with the alley for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-047b
HPA Number: HPA 03-079
Address: 1500 block east 32nd Street, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown 32nd Street, LLC -
Description: Four 3-story houses - lots 73, 74, 75 & 20 - Concept

STATUS: On HOLD until Commission of Fine Arts meeting 15 May 2003 for further review after a site inspection.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-048a
HPA Number: HPA 03-080
Address: 1500 block east 32nd Street, NW
Owner(s): Strategic Georgetown, LLC -
Description: One 3-story row house- lot 19 - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST concept design for construction of five new houses, in coordination with review of case O.G. 03-47 (lots 73, 74, 75 & 20), which, as proposed, will have an adverse impact on the historic character of this block. The historic character of the existing 1500 block of 32nd Street is defined by mostly two-story houses, the narrow street, and the existing large trees. As proposed, the houses will be too tall in relation to the two-story houses in the immediate neighborhood. Of the five houses proposed, only the one on lot 73 to the north could be taller than the houses across 32nd Street as it would relate to the taller houses facing Q Street across the public alley. However, the four row houses to the south should be no more than two-stories high. The original concept design in 1998 proposed only two row houses in this location across the street from a one-story garage and a three-story house at the north corner with the alley. In that context, the concept had been approved. However, the addition of two more row houses to the south greatly increases the adverse impact to the residences across the street. Taken as a whole, the group of four houses should be no taller than two-stories high. The Commission appreciates the removal of the garages from the front of the houses. All measures should be taken to protect the existing large trees, including further setbacks from the curb and careful studies of changes to the grading and installation of sidewalks. File new submission of revised concept design for four two-story high houses on the south end of the street and one-three-story house at the north end corner with the alley for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-048b
HPA Number: HPA 03-080
Address: 1500 block east 32nd Street, NW
Owner(s): Strategic Georgetown, LLC -
Description: One 3-story row house- lot 19 - Concept

STATUS: On HOLD until Commission of Fine Arts meeting 15 May 2003 for further review after a site inspection.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-063
HPA Number: HPA 03-120
Address: 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Owner(s): N S Wheeler -
Description: A/C equipment on roof - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed installation of A/C equipment on roof of Hotel Monticello to cool cellular antennas equipment room within penthouse as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 20 March 2003. Relocation of equipment cabinets for cellular antennas, currently located within penthouse, to a platform above roof swimming pool was NOT approved and has been deleted from this application. Equipment will be retained within interior space. No objection to issuance of permit for existing antennas for Sprint, which had been installed without review or permit, PROVIDED antennas be painted to match brick walls, similar to treatment of existing antennas. See previous Recommendation under separate case (O.G. 02-108). Application of photographic paper to antennas, as proposed, was NOT approved.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-096
HPA Number: HPA 03-182
Address: 3323 Reservoir Road, NW
Owner(s): Ive Pascal -
Description: Alterations to garden wall and new shed - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to garden wall for new wood gate, including raising height of wall to 7'-0" high re-using salvaged brick to match existing, reconfiguration of garden retaining walls, relocation of wood fence and gate off alley, and new shed which will be lower than existing fence therefore limiting its visibility from public thoroughfare as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 20 March 2003. Wood gates and board fence must be stained or painted.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-107
HPA Number: HPA 03-212
Address: 3339 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Jon Gerstenfeld -
Description: Alterations to garage and studio off rear alley - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to garage and studio off rear alley, including new door and window openings at second floor level, new garage door, and mechanical equipment on roof, as shown in supplemental drawings and additional information received and dated 19 March 2003. Red-lining on supplemental drawings indicate that proposed clerestory windows on rear facade have been deleted from this application. Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-116
HPA Number: HPA 03-218
Address: 3206 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Neyla Restaurant - Prospect Place
Description: One-story rear addition within court - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to general concept design for proposed one-story rear addition within court as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 5 March 2003. The Commission requests that work that has been completed and does NOT conform to what was approved under previous submissions be brought into compliance by the applicant no later than 31 July 2003. Of particular interest are the awning added to the trellis structure on N Street, additional signs, and the existing lights which were to be removed as part of the previous approved project. File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions and details, and material samples with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-119
HPA Number: HPA 03-222
Address: 3218 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Robert Bell - Key’s Court
Description: Front court with walls fountain, and alterations - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations for front court at Key’s Court, including new 2'-6" high brick walls, brick piers, and installation of fountain, and for archway on side yard as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 24 March 2003 and in coordination with additional work approved under case O.G. 03-70. Applicant agreed to remove brick garden walls if character of front court after final installation is not acceptable. Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-125
HPA Number: HPA 03-230
Address: 3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown University Hospital - Public Safety Communications Project
Description: Panel and whip antennas on roof - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed rooftop installation of additional panel and whip antennas for the Public Safety Communication Project. Panel antennas wall mounted to the penthouse will match color of wall. Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-126
HPA Number: HPA 03-233
Address: 1425 33rd Street, NW
Owner(s): Miguel Lausell -
Description: Rear addition at second floor level - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to first floor enclosed porch and for rear addition at second floor level which will match slope of roof of existing rear wing. New windows will match detailing of existing windows. Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-129
HPA Number: HPA 03-249
Address: 1401 35th Street, NW
Owner(s): Senda Benaissa -
Description: Alterations to planter in front of house on public space - existing - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for removal of narrow section of planter in front yard on public space. Commission regrets that work has been completed without review or permit. Applicant agreed to reconstruct portion of the planter to align with left edge of gate, with detailing to match previously existing planter, and providing a walkway adjacent to the parking pad as shown in red-lining on drawings. Work for reconstruction of planter must be completed no later than 31 July 2003. Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-131
HPA Number: HPA 03-256
Address: 2500 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Gateway Georgetown Condominiums - Omnipoint / King Mobile
Description: Cellular antennas on roof - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed addition of cellular antennas for Omnipoint / King Mobile on roof of Gateway Georgetown Condominiums. Panel antenna mounted on penthouse will be painted to match wall and existing antennas. Recommend existing red cables crossing over brick banding on side wall of penthouse be painted to match colors of wall behind. Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-135
HPA Number: HPA 03-259
Address: 3222 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown Park - Hennes & Mavritz
Description: Sign and projecting sign - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for two proposed signs composed of non-illuminated letters no taller than 11 _ inches high pin-mounted to existing sign band as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 11 April 2003. Proposed projecting (blade) sign was NOT approved and has been deleted from this application. Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-137
HPA Number: HPA 03-261
Address: 3202 Scott Place, NW
Owner(s): Martin and Arlene Klepper -
Description: New window indoor in-fill - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to existing door vestibule with a new window in-fill to match detailing of existing windows, and for removal of security grilles. Working drawings conform to approved concept design. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 03-072). File new submission of working drawings for additional work part of the approved concept design with separate permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-138
HPA Number: HPA 03-262
Address: 3331-47 M Street, NW
Owner(s): East Banc, Inc - Eagle Building
Description: Alterations to storefronts for new building- revision to permit - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed revisions to permit for approved design for construction of new Eagle Building, also known as 3333 M Street, as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 25 March 2003. (See original permit case O.G. 00-111). Working drawings conform to approved concept design. See previous Recommendations (O.G. 03-084 and O.G. 03-34). No objection to use of aluminum Custom Windows on the Bank Street facade as an alternate for steel windows used elsewhere. Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval. Erect material sample panel on site for review by the Commission prior to ordering materials. Sign scheme is not part of this application. File separate submission of detailed and dimensioned drawings for any signs with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-139
HPA Number: HPA 03-263
Address: 3016 Cambridge Place, NW
Owner(s): Basil Kavalsky -
Description: Brick garden wall with wood gates for parking pad off alley and garden terrace - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations for parking pad and rear yard terrace, including 7'-10" high brick garden wall with wood folding doors, as shown in additional information received and dated 19 March 2003 and supplemental drawings received and dated 27 March 2003. Working drawings conform to approved concept design. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 03-069). Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-140
HPA Number: HPA 03-264
Address: 3133 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Lisa Rossi -
Description: Addition of third floor under new pitched roof - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed addition of third floor under new pitched roof and replacement of metal roof on existing structure as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 2 April 2003. Working drawings conform to approved concept. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 02-137). Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-141
HPA Number: HPA 03-265
Address: 1404 29th Street, NW
Owner(s): Deborah Gelin -
Description: Alterations and addition to 2nd floor rear - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations and rear addition at second floor level as shown in supplemental drawings and additional information received and dated 3 April 2003. Working drawings conform to approved concept design. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 03-097). A/C equipment on roof will be placed in location with least visible impact. Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-142
HPA Number: HPA 03-267
Address: 1235-37 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): East Banc, Inc. -
Description: Replacement windows in front facade - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for custom made replacement wood windows to match in size, material and molding profiles to the existing windows in front facade which are in conditions beyond repair. Existing glass will be re-used in the new windows wherever possible. Existing frames and sills will be repaired, with replacement-in-kind of damaged portions only where necessary. No objection to use of stars and ties to stabilize and support front facade to structure as part of construction and alterations previously approved. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 02-14). Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-143
HPA Number: HPA 03-268
Address: 1505 28th Street, NW
Owner(s): Henry von Eichel -
Description: Alterations to in-fill - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for alterations to existing glass in-fill on rear at second floor level. File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions and details, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-144
HPA Number: HPA 03-269
Address: 2708 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Henry McKinnon -
Description: Partial demolition, 3-story rear addition, alterations to rear wing and parking pad off alley - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations and three-story rear addition, including new roof on rear wing, new shutters in front facade, alterations to window openings on rear wall of historic structure, new retaining walls and wood board fences, and alterations for a two car parking pad off Poplar Lane, as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 22 April 2003. Working drawings conform to approved concept design. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 03-021). Board fences must be stained or painted. Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-147
HPA Number: HPA 03-273
Address: 1353-1355 28th Street, NW
Owner(s): Hugh Jacobsen -
Description: Fence and removal of party line fence - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed alterations to rear yard, including removal of existing fence along property line between lots and new replacement wood board fence to match already replaced portion of fence as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 2 April 2003. File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions and details for new fence with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-161
HPA Number: HPA 03-314
Address: 1353-1355 28th Street, NW
Owner(s): Hugh Jacobsen -
Description: Fence and removal of party line fence - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to rear yard, including removal of existing fence along property line between lots and new replacement wood board fence to match already replaced portion of fence. Working drawings conform to approved concept design. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 03-147). Board fences must be stained or painted. Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.

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Last Modified: April 22, 2003