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Old Georgetown Appendix
16 January 2003

OG Number: O.G. 02-289
HPA Number: HPA 02-537
Address: 1644 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Tudor Place Foundation -
Description: Sign scheme - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for three proposed signs for Tudor Place, two pole mounted signs in front of existing fence along Q Street, one at each corner of 31st and 32nd streets; and one sign mounted to brick pier at pedestrian entrance gate on 31st Street, as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated December 2002. See letter from the National Park Service who holds an easement on the property and has no objection to the proposed sign scheme. 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. 02-328
HPA Number: HPA N/A
Address: 1522 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Naomi Wheeler - Vailstar Catering
Description: Banner sign - existing - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing installation of banner hanging off a shed awning, which was installed without permit or review, does not meet code requirements and, even as a temporary measure, is inappropriate for the historic district. Existing banner must be removed no later than 30 April 2003. Recommend further study of a sign composed of lettering limited to the valance of existing awning. File new submission of detail drawings for sign with permit application for review by the Commission when ready. Note is made that after postponing the case a number of months, applicant failed to attend the review by the Old Georgetown Board.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-034
HPA Number: HPA 03-044
Address: 3331-3347 M Street, NW
Owner(s): East banc, Inc. - Eagle Building
Description: Alterations to storefronts for new building - revised design - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to general concept design for revisions to approved design for new building now under construction at the Eagle site, as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 20 December 2002. Revisions to the M Street facade include use of limestone instead of brick, a one-story glass storefront wrapping around corner, punched openings of same size on front and side facades on second floor, and a revised tower element between the historic and new buildings. Recommend further study of location of side windows with the expression of corner column, location for future signs and entrances on storefront, detailing of stone coursing and of storefront, development of area between new building and the Little Tavern, and dimension and treatment of garage door on Bank Street. File new submission of further development of drawings with new concept application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-049
HPA Number: HPA 03-081
Address: 1626 32nd Street, NW
Owner(s): Mary Ellen Connell -
Description: Replacement board fence - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 27 December 2002 indicate that proposed replacement board fence will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board. Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-050
HPA Number: HPA 03-082
Address: 2801 Dumbarton Street, NW
Owner(s): Susie Kupka -
Description: New board fence - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 27 December 2002 indicate that proposed 5'-8" high vertical board fence will match height of existing brick garden wall and will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board. Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Note: the Commission is on record opposed to painting of natural exposed brick within the Georgetown Historic District, as that would permanently change the character of historic structures. The Commission regrets that the original exposed brick on this house has been painted without prior request for consideration and review.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-051
HPA Number: HPA 03-083
Address: 1528, -30, -32 34th Street, NW
Owner(s): Catherine Garber -
Description: New board fences and repair of gate - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed installation of new “Wingate” style wood board fences separating the back yards and common grounds, and for replacement of existing stockade fence and gates along sidewalk with a new wood board fence to match. Applicant agreed to replace stockade fence as a second phase of the project within the first year after permit is issued. Fences must be painted or stained. 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. 03-058
HPA Number: HPA 03-091
Address: 3128 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Jean Paul Amsellem - Bistro Francais
Description: Awning and sign - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials are insufficient for permit review. The Commission is on record recommending further study of existing conditions to lower the framework of the awning. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 89-33). File new submission of working drawings, including details and material sample, with permit application for awning and sign scheme for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-062
HPA Number: HPA 03-114
Address: 2711 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Rock Creek Gardens -
Description: Alterations to window wells - revision to permit - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of window wells in front of building with two larger window wells, each containing two windows, to match detailing of previously approved design for new window wells on court side and as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 2 January 2003. No objection to alterations to remaining window well on court side to match design and detailing of previously approved new window wells. The Commission regrets that the work on this window well was initiated without review or permit. New access walkway to side basement terrace must be constructed as approved during previous permit review. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 02-306). 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. 03-063a
HPA Number: HPA 03-120
Address: 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Owner(s): N S Wheeler - Hotel Monticello
Description: Cellular antennas equipment on roof - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed relocation of equipment cabinets for cellular antennas, currently located within penthouse to a platform above roof swimming pool. Recommend further study of alterations to penthouse walls for louvers to provide necessary ventilation and retention of equipment 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. File new submission of working drawings, including details and dimensions, for alternate studies with new permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-063b
HPA Number: HPA 03-120
Address: 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Owner(s): N S Wheeler - Hotel Monticello
Description: Cellular antennas equipment on roof - Permit

STATUS: Postponed at the written request of applicant for further review of supplemental drawings at the 6 March 2003 meeting of the Old Georgetown Board.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-066
HPA Number: HPA 03-141
Address: 1247 35th Street, NW
Owner(s): Stephen and Meredith Peterson -
Description: Rear in -fill addition - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to general concept for proposed in-fill addition of rear dog-leg. Recommend retention of existing masonry openings on rear wall in their existing location and configuration. File new submission of working drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready. Note is made that proposed work will require a variance from the Board of Zoning Adjustment, which should be acquired prior to further review by the Commission.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-068
HPA Number: HPA 03-127
Address: 1320 27th Street, NW
Owner(s): Tracy Neale -
Description: Alterations to front windows and door, and new stoop - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST concept for alterations to front windows and doors, which, as proposed, are out of character with the historic buildings in this row of houses. Recommend further study of alternate options for new entry door and stoop on left half of the building with a window to match dimensions and detailing of original windows. Recommend retention of existing window, stoop and masonry opening for door on the right half of building. No objection to the installation of a window with a lower panel within existing door opening. File new submission of drawings showing alternative studies, with concept application, for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-071
HPA Number: HPA 03-130
Address: 2809 Dumbarton Street, NW
Owner(s): Gloria Ann Dittus -
Description: Alterations to court and rear, with rear roof addition - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed alterations, including addition of roof at rear wing and alterations to court facades. Recommend further study of side entrance and stair from second floor to rear yard. File new submission of working drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-072
HPA Number: HPA 03-131
Address: 3202 Scott Place, NW
Owner(s): Martin and Arlene Klepper -
Description: New window, wood gate and alterations to doors at rear - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed alterations, including new window within existing masonry opening for entry door to match detailing of adjacent windows, new French doors at rear, and new wood gate relocated closer to front of building. File new submission of working drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-074
HPA Number: HPA 03-133
Address: 1524 35th Street, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown Visitation - St Joseph’s Hall
Description: Replacement windows and doors, alterations to existing and new dormer vents - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement windows and doors and for the alterations to the roof for new and additions to existing vent dormers at St. Joseph’s Hall in the Georgetown Visitation campus. Working drawings conform to approved concept. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 02-091). 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. 03-075
HPA Number: HPA 03-134
Address: 3229 Reservoir Street, NW
Owner(s): James Springer -
Description: Alterations to rear and side addition - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to rear, including two Pella Architect Series simulated-divided-lights wood replacement windows and new French doors at second floor level, and for one-story addition and 6’-0" high brick wall on side yard, as shown in supplemental drawings for windows and doors received and dated 20 December 2002, and for metal railing in front of second floor French doors received and dated 17January 2003. Working drawings conform to previously approved concept. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 03-017). 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. 03-076
HPA Number: HPA 03-136
Address: 3257 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Edward and Nancy Kriz -
Description: Alterations to alley wall for gate and parking pad - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to alley wall, including new brick wall and wood sliding gate for a parking pad on rear yard. Cedar gate will be painted. Working drawings conform to approved concept design. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 03-056).

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OG Number: O.G. 03-077
HPA Number: HPA 03-142
Address: 3000 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Merristar Hotels and Resorts, Inc. - The Latham Hotel
Description: Awning - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed revisions to approved design for existing canopy at Citronelle to be replaced by a projecting awning supported by angled 1" tubes to the wall above awning. No objection to issuance of permit for resurfacing sidewalk on public space with brick pavers to match existing once poles for existing canopy are removed. Working drawings conform to approved concept. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 03-044).

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Last Modified: January 16, 2003