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Old Georgetown Appendix
20 March 2003

OG Number: O.G. 03-014
HPA Number: HPA 03-021
Address: 3327 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Elizabeth and John Edwards -
Description: New basement level entry door on side yard - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed alterations to window on basement level for a new entry door, which is not an appropriate alteration involving the removal of original fabric on the front facade of the historic building. Applicant was not able to show alternative studies in a reasonable period of time following review of original proposal. If such studies are pursued, file new submission of concept drawings with a concept application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-021
HPA Number: HPA 03-028
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 - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed partial demolition of rear addition, alterations to roof of existing rear wing, and for proposed three story rear addition as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 24 February 2003. Recommend further study of rear facade for alternative to three-story posts, and of roof slope behind corner parapet to facilitate drainage. Proposed alterations include a parking pad off alley and minor modifications to front portion of historic building. File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions, details and material samples, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-038
HPA Number: HPA 03-068
Address: 3400 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Middleburg Associates -
Description: Replacement windows and alterations - existing - revision to permit - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing replacement windows which, as installed, introduce a new additional frame into existing frame, a detail that is inappropriate to the character of the historic building. Recommend removal of replacement windows and replication of original windows. Submit supplemental drawings for custom made window replicas. No objection to revision to approved permit for alterations including cap on parapet walls, stepping parapet on side wall of garage, wood railing along side of upper terrace, a metal handrail on side steps, jack arch over new window to match those already on rear wing, and sloped planting bed with landscaping on side entrance as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 13 March 2003. Applicant agreed to correct construction not conforming to approved design, including the detail of porch members, masonry work for brick opening on new window in front facade and for in-fill below sill on new window on rear wing, plus the appropriate replacement and relocation of basement windows to match original condition and detailing. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 02-166). 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. 03-053
HPA Number: HPA 03-085
Address: 2737 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Gail and Barry Schochet -
Description: Roof deck - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Review of project has been POSTPONED for an extended period of time at the request of applicant. Note that the Commission has recommended against a roof deck (see case O.G. 01-235 ) and written records indicate that all remnants of roof deck were to be removed (see review for case O.G. 02-36). Note that reconstruction of brick pier removed without a permit has not been undertaken and that approved gate and fence for front yard have not been installed as per approved permit application See previous Recommendation under 2739 O Street, NW (case O.G. 02-171 ).

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OG Number: O.G. 03-079
HPA Number: HPA 03-161
Address: 3115 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown Presbyterian Church -
Description: Gate on brick wall, light fixtures, handicapped ramp - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to Georgetown Presbyterian Church, including new opening on brick garden wall with piers and metal gate, new handicapped access ramp within garden court, alterations to basement window for new door to match detailing of existing front doors, new mechanical equipment on side yard and on roof of one story rear addition off alley, new bay window within interior court which will not be visible from public thoroughfare, and new 1’-9" high light fixtures on piers and smaller ones at handicapped entrance as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 6 March 2003, PROVIDED all exposed conduits and piping on the exterior of walls be concealed as much as possible, as agreed to by applicant. 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. 03-082
HPA Number: HPA 03-166
Address: 2600 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Jerusalem Baptist Church -
Description: Remove steps, add elevator door - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations for handicapped access at sidewalk level for Jerusalem Baptist Church, including removal of steps at entrance on P Street, decorative iron gate and new bronze elevator door with bronze decorative transom panel under exiting stained glass, as shown in Option 5 and supplemental drawings received and dated 10 March 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. 03-084
HPA Number: HPA 03-169
Address: 3333 M Street, NW
Owner(s): East Banc, Inc. - Eagle Building
Description: Alterations to storefronts for new building - concept development

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept development for proposed revision to approved design for facade of new Eagle Building currently under construction, as shown in Option A of supplemental drawings received and dated 25 February 2003, which indicate limestone cladding on west side of entrance to match height of main block of new building. Supplemental drawings also indicate glass garage door for Bank Street. File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions, details and material samples, with application for revision to permit for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-085
HPA Number: HPA 03-170
Address: 1329 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): John Glaros -
Description: Alterations and reconstruction of demolished building - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST concept design for reconstruction of demolished building as proposed. Existing facade must be retained, stabilized and protected from the weather during design phase. Recommend further study of a design which retains existing openings, repairs existing windows on second floor, restores the existing historic pressed metal siding and returns the character of original historic building by rebuilding the second floor to the front wall rather than creating a two-story space right behind storefront. File new submission of floor plans, elevations, section and details, with new concept application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-089
HPA Number: HPA 03-175
Address: 1524 26th Street, NW
Owner(s): Alan Morrill -
Description: Remove rear wing, new rear addition and alterations - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed addition to rear as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 19 March 2003, which indicate mechanical equipment on center of roof rather than above rear addition. Working drawings conform to approved concept design. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 03-020). 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. 03-097
HPA Number: HPA 03-186
Address: 1404 29th Street, NW
Owner(s): Deborah Gelin -
Description: Alterations and addition to 2nd floor rear - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed alterations and addition to second floor at rear, including the use of 1/1 or 2/2 windows. File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions, details and material samples, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-098
HPA Number: HPA 03-188
Address: 3024 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Perry Steiner -
Description: Swimming pool - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 4 March 2003 indicate that proposed swimming pool 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. 03-099
HPA Number: HPA 03-195
Address: 2727 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Christ the King Church -
Description: Roof replacement - options - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of existing metal roof with a standing seam copper roof to match detailing of existing. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed alternate of replacement of metal roof with asphalt shingles. If alternate is desired, recommend further study of a standing seam metal roof, either pre-finished aluminum or steel, to match color of existing roof. File new submission, including details, dimensions and material samples, with permit application for the alternate metal roof replacement for review by the Commission when ready. Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review which should be resolved prior to further 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. 03-100
HPA Number: HPA 03-196
Address: 1511 30th Street, NW
Owner(s): W. Clark McFadden -
Description: Replacement copper downspout and gutter - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of copper downspout and of built-in gutter which that will not be visible from public thoroughfare.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-101
HPA Number: HPA 03-202
Address: 2453 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Dudley Cannada -
Description: Extension of rear dormer addition - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed extension of rear dormer as shown in supplemental detail drawings received and dated 4 March 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. 03-102
HPA Number: HPA 03-205
Address: Reservoir Road at Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): DC Parks and Recreation - Friends of Book Hill Park
Description: Restoration and relocation of original fence - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for restoration of original iron fence for the Georgetown Reservoir and installation atop the stone wall on the Reservoir Street side of Book Hill Park. Recommend fence is placed to start at pier by entrance off Wisconsin Avenue. Recommend coordination with the DC Parks and Recreation office and with the National Park Service prior to application for permit review. 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. 03-103
HPA Number: HPA 03-207
Address: 3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown University - Reiss Science Building
Description: Cellular antennas on penthouse walls - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 4 March 2003 indicate that proposed installation of cellular antennas, flush-mounted to penthouse walls and painted to match color of walls, and proposed equipment enclosure located on roof behind decorative screen at the Reiss Science Building of the Georgetown University campus 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. 03-104
HPA Number: HPA 03-208
Address: 3630 Prospect Street, NW
Owner(s): Daniel Pryor -
Description: Replacement retaining walls - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement retaining walls faced with “Country Manor” keystone as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 14 March 2003. File new submission of details for design of railing atop retaining wall, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready. 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. 03-105
HPA Number: HPA 03-210
Address: 1414 34th Street NW
Owner(s): Scott Stinson -
Description: Alterations to rear structure replacement windows, sunroom, and wood gates - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to carriage house off alley, to renovation of solarium at rear of house, for replacement windows at rear and for 6’ high wood board gates off alley as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 24 February 2003. Board gates must be painted or stained. Working drawings conform to approved concept. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 02-337). 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. 03-106
HPA Number: HPA 03-211
Address: 1675 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Carling Nichols Antiques -
Description: Awning over bay window and sign - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Case was withdrawn by written request of applicant.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-110
HPA Number: HPA 03-214
Address: 3255 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Chipotle Mexican Grill -
Description: Alterations to storefront, roof addition for terrace, and rear stairs - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to general concept for alterations to storefront and for a sign for “Chipotle Mexican Grill” with letters no larger than 12 inches high to meet code. Recommend AGAINST concept of roof terrace, addition of enclosure of stairs to roof level, and awnings at roof terrace which will be visible and are not appropriate to this historic building. File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions, details and material samples, with permit application for sign and alterations to storefront, for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-111
HPA Number: HPA 03-215
Address: 2720 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Amelie Chamberlain -
Description: New building - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST concept design for new building which, as proposed, maintains a setback for the front facade including a garage door and requiring a curb-cut re-opening. The Commission is on record opposing new curb-cuts and parking in front of buildings within the historic district. Recommend further study of a revised design that would either eliminate garage or move front of house forward to near the front property line to eliminate parking in front yard. File new submission of revised scheme with concept application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-112
HPA Number: HPA 03-216
Address: 1415 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Miriam Crocker - Appalachian Spring
Description: Signs - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed installation of non-illuminated sign composed of two-lines of individually-pin-mounted letters: 12-inch high reading “Appalachian Spring” and 6-inch high reading “Fine American Craft,” PROVIDED existing awning is removed prior to installation of sign. 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. 03-113
HPA Number: HPA 03-216
Address: 1624 29th Street, NW
Owner(s): Barbara Steinmetz -
Description: Fence and lattice on side and rear yards - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations, including fence along property line and flagstone paving as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 12 March 2003. Fence will be stained or painted. Working drawings conform to approved concept design with revisions. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 01-163). 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. 03-118
HPA Number: HPA 03-221
Address: 2609 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Fuad Alykhan -
Description: Alterations to rear for new French doors and deck - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to rear for new French doors and for new deck as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 24 February 2003. Working drawings conform to approved concept. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 03-019). 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. 03-122
HPA Number: HPA 03-225
Address: 1686 34th Street, NW
Owner(s): Estate of Christine Stevens -
Description: Replacement fence and repair of alley stonewall - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed repair of stone wall on alley and replacement of wood board fence with iron fence following design of historic fence. 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. 03-123
HPA Number: HPA 03-226
Address: 3041 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Boisclair and Murphy Residence -
Description: Remove rear additions, new 2-story rear addition - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed two-story rear addition, including the removal of existing rear additions. File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions, details and material samples, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready. Note is made that the Foundation for the Preservation of Historic Georgetown holds a preservation easement on this property.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-124
HPA Number: HPA 03-227
Address: 2816 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Subodh Arora -
Description: Addition of third floor - concept development

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept development for proposed addition of third floor as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 19 March 2003. Concept development conform to approved concept. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 02-052). File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions, details and material samples, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-127
HPA Number: HPA 03-234
Address: 3299 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Suku Nair - Aditi Indian Restaurant
Description: Signs - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for two proposed signs, one on center of the M Street facade and one over the window on side wall, composed of 12-inch high letters reading “Aditi” and 3-7/16-inch high letters reading “Indian Cuisine” as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 27 February 2003 PROVIDED existing awning with additional sign is removed prior to the installation of new signs. Commission has no objection to alterations to storefront as built which deviate from approved design. See previous review of storefront (O.G. 02-047).

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OG Number: O.G. 03-130
HPA Number: HPA 03-250
Address: 1329 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): John Glaros -
Description: Alterations and reconstruction of demolished building - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials are inaccurate and insufficient for permit review. See attached list of required drawings, which, as noted, must include existing conditions of historic wall, dimensioned elevation and plan drawings, a site plan indicating location of rear wall with door openings, and details, including those for proposed doors and windows. Applicant has failed to demonstrate technique for stabilization of historic wall as requested. Applicant has failed to respond to requests for information given during concept review where same proposal was disapproved. See previous Recommendation for the preservation of the existing historic front wall (O.G. 03-085). In addition, information on location of mechanical equipment on roof or elsewhere, as well as information on front wall of second floor addition, is lacking in this permit submission. File new submission of required drawings, preferably for concept review, and for the stabilization of historic wall during design phase as requested. Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review which should be resolved prior to new submission and further review by the Commission.

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OG Number: O.G. 03-146
HPA Number: HPA 03-272
Address: 1703 32nd Street, NW
Owner(s): Dumbarton Oaks Library Addition project -
Description: Sheeting and shoring for utility tunnel under public sidewalk - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed excavation work, including sheeting and shoring, in coordination with construction of proposed underground utility tunnel under sidewalk which received separate permit approval. Work is part of the master plan for Dumbarton Oaks new library and service court project. See previous Recommendations (O.G. 02-324, O.G. 02-340 and O.G. 03-008). 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. 03-148
HPA Number: HPA 03-266
Address: 3314 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Rick Rickertsen -
Description: Fountain - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 31 January 2003 indicate that proposed fountain in garden behind garage 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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Last Modified: March 20, 2003