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Old Georgetown Appendix
15 July 2004

OG Number: O.G. 04-147
HPA Number: HPA 04-252
Address: 1039 33rd Street, NW
Owner(s): George Gordon Architects - Chez Mama San
Description: Mural - revised design - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed mural by Artifice of two flowers on wall facing onto parking lot and M Street as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 23 June 2004. Lettering reading “Chez Mama San” was NOT approved and has been removed from mural. No lettering should be part of the mural, except for the artist’s signature. File new submission of dimensioned drawings with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-154
HPA Number: HPA 04-258
Address: 1248 36th Street, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown University - Mortara Center
Description: Alterations to window openings and facade - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed alterations, including alterations to window openings, new bay windows and door surround on historic building, new landscaped planters with low loop iron fence, and relocation and reduction in size of mechanical equipment on roof, as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 21 June 2004 which indicate clear differentiation between historic and 20th century buildings. 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. 04-162
HPA Number: HPA 04-276
Address: 3219 O Street, NW
Owner(s): DC Public School - Hyde Elementary School
Description: Brick walls for 2 gates, and landscape plan - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations at Hyde Elementary School, including two brick garden walls with historic iron gates at the driveways, new brick paving of plaza and new berms retaining some of the existing planters around trees as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 29 June 2004.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-173
HPA Number: HPA 04-291
Address: 3330 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Kathy Ryan -
Description: Alterations to steps, gate and garage / terrace wall - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to general concept of proposed alterations, including reconstruction of brick steps, wood gate, new brick paving on driveway and reconstruction of terrace wall over garage as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 21 June 2004, PROVIDED running bond pattern is used on brick wall. Proposed widening of the driveway was NOT approved and has been deleted from this application. File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions, details, construction drawings and material samples, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-181
HPA Number: HPA 04-300
Address: 3229 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Mexx Clothing -
Description: Alterations to storefront and signs - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Concept case was superseded by permit application case O.G. 04-208).

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OG Number: O.G. 04-184
HPA Number: HPA 04-303
Address: 1560 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Robert Duncan - I See Icy Natural Ice Cream
Description: Projecting sign - revised design - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed revision to approved sign scheme to include a projecting sign which is not appropriate for Wisconsin Avenue. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-99). Note is made that applicant did not attend the Old Georgetown Board meeting of 1 July 2004 where this project was discussed.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-189
HPA Number: HPA 04-308
Address: 2816 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Subodh Arora -
Description: Kitchen vent on alley facade and light fixtures in front - revision to permit - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed 13" x 13" kitchen vent located on east facade facing alley as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 14 June 2004 and for two light fixtures flanking front door as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 21 June 2004. Placement of vent on front facade was NOT approved. Replacement windows were not part of this application and are NOT approved. Existing windows must be repaired. New windows on addition will match original windows. See previous Recommendations (O.G. 04-60 and O.G. 03-260).

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OG Number: O.G. 04-192
HPA Number: HPA 04-309
Address: 3304 R Street, NW
Owner(s): Daniel Levinas -
Description: Alterations for terrace over looking Wisconsin Avenue, swimming pool, sheds and trellis - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations for side terrace overlooking Wisconsin Avenue, including re-grading and new board fence which must be stained or painted. No objection to issuance of permit for proposed trellis, retaining wall and wood shed in rear yard, as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 14 July 2004, or for repair of existing rear fence. Working drawings conform to approved concept. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-122). 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. 04-193
HPA Number: HPA 04-311
Address: 2803 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Anna Leiserjohn -
Description: Board fence at rear - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed 7-ft high wood board fence on rear yard. Fence must be stained or painted.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-195
HPA Number: HPA 04-322
Address: 1232 28th Street, NW
Owner(s): Clea Rameh Residence -
Description: Replacement windows - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed replacement windows which are not appropriate and will have an adverse impact on the historic building. No objection to issuance of permit for repair of existing wood windows.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-199
HPA Number: HPA 04-326
Address: 3251 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Eric and Colleen Christensen -
Description: Alterations to front and rear porches, stoop, railing and curb-cut - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed alterations to front porch, repair of rear porch, and installation of new front stoop railing, fences and new curb-cut. Submitted materials are not sufficient for permit or concept review. A curb-cut in this location will NOT be approved. Note is made that applicant failed to attend the public meeting in which the project was reviewed. Under the Old Georgetown Act (Public Law 808-81st Congress - H.R. 7670, DC Code 5-801, 64 Stat. 903) the Commission requests applicant be made to carefully remove new paint over previously unpainted Flemish bond brick building which was applied between 24 June and 27 June 2004, adversely affects the historic character of the building and the historic district. Painting the natural brick would NOT have been approved. File new complete submission of working drawings with permit application for review by the Commission when ready. View the Commission’s web-page at www.cfa.gov for additional information on submission requirements. Note is made that project is subject to final zoning review which should be resolved prior to re-submission.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-200
HPA Number: HPA 04-329
Address: 1675 35th Street, NW
Owner(s): Jeffrey D. Blum -
Description: Replacement roof slate, repair of front facade and alterations - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of roof slate with “Duraslate” and alterations to front facade, including new door surround, window pediments and trim, cornice brackets, and wood railing, and repair of original German siding as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 21 June 2004. 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. 04-201
HPA Number: HPA 04-330
Address: 1250 28th Street, NW
Owner(s): James Trulove -
Description: Alterations, 1-story rear addition, deck and trellis - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations, one-story rear addition, deck, and wood and steel trellis as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 30 June 2004. Working drawings conform to approved concept. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-112). 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. 04-202
HPA Number: HPA 04-332
Address: 3023 Cambridge Place, NW
Owner(s): Jean-Luc Vivier -
Description: Alterations to window openings on 3rd floor rear - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing and proposed alterations to window openings on rear wall. Submitted materials are insufficient for permit or concept review. File new submission of adequate drawings, including site plan, plans, elevations, including dimensions and details, with permit application for all work on rear that has been completed and for proposed work on rear wall. View our web page at www.cfa.gov for information on submission requirements. The Commission regrets that work has been completed prior to review and without a permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-203
HPA Number: HPA 04-333
Address: 3331 Dent Place, NW
Owner(s): Richard Teig -
Description: Alterations to rear of proposed garage and replacement doors - revision to permit - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed revisions to approved design for garage, including wider door opening and new garden facade, and for new French doors and window configuration on rear wall of main house. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 03-261).

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OG Number: O.G. 04-204
HPA Number: HPA 04-334
Address: 1565 33rd Street, NW
Owner(s): Georgia Sambunaris -
Description: Replacement fence at rear - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of stockade fence with 6-ft high Wyngate style wood fence at rear yard. Fence must be painted or stained.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-205
HPA Number: HPA 04-335
Address: 1310 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Interstate Hotels - Georgetown Inn
Description: Re-paving drive-thru, lighting scheme, sign and alterations - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations, including re-paving of drive-thru with concrete pavers, lighting scheme and door surround as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 9 July 2004. No objection to general concept of a wall-mounted sign with lantern. File separate submission of working drawings, including dimensions and details, for complete sign scheme with a permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-206
HPA Number: HPA 04-336
Address: 1218 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Ultra Violet Flowers -
Description: Awning, replacement door, stoop, gutters,alterations and paint brick walls - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations, including replacement front door, new corner guards, gutters and brownstone stoop as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 7 July 2004. Recommend AGAINST replacement of wood lintels, replacement windows, or painting exposed brick walls which would have an adverse impact on the character of this historic building and the district. Existing windows and lintels must be repaired with use of replacement jamb liners. No objection to concept of a fabric awning aligning with edges of door and window openings and with 9-inch high letters on valance reading “Ultra Violet Flowers”. Awning has been deleted from this application. File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions, sign details and installation details, for awning and sign with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-208
HPA Number: HPA N/A
Address: 3229 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Daphne Papamichael - Mexx Clothing
Description: Alterations to storefront awnings and sign - revised design - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to storefront including architectural embellishments with application of stone tile and metal panels over brick facade, two fabric awnings over shop windows, back-lit sign composed of 12-inch high pin-mounted letters reading “Mexx”, and roof mechanical equipment with screening, as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 16 June and 21 June 2004. 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. 04-209
HPA Number: HPA 04-339
Address: 1340 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Bondurant Residence -
Description: 1-story rear addition - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 24 June 2004 indicate that proposed one-story rear addition and alterations will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-210
HPA Number: HPA 04-340
Address: 3028 Cambridge Place, NW
Owner(s): Thomas Hill -
Description: Porch addition over third floor terrace at rear - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed installation of railing over third floor terrace and in front of second floor French doors as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 7 July 2004. Proposed roof over terrace 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. 04-211
HPA Number: HPA 04-341
Address: 3038 Dumbarton Street, NW
Owner(s): Mr. and Mrs. Valanos -
Description: Alterations to front stairs, side portico, rear 2nd floor enclosed porch and terrace addition - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to general concept for proposed reconstruction of front stairs, new side portico and a rear addition of enclosed porch and terrace at 2nd floor level. File new submission of working drawings, including context plan, dimensions and details, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-212
HPA Number: HPA 04-342
Address: 1039 33rd Street, NW
Owner(s): Izumi Yoshimoto - Chez Mama San
Description: Rear addition, projecting sign, awnings and mechanical equipment - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed one-story rear addition, projecting sign, three fabric awnings, lettering reading “Chez Mama San” on awning over replacement entry door, mechanical equipment, railing on front stoop and rear wood fence as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 21 June and 12 July 2004. See concept review under case O.G. 04-147. 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. 04-213
HPA Number: HPA 04-343
Address: 3344 Prospect Street, NW
Owner(s): Sirtaine and Rotsaert -
Description: Roof deck and penthouse addition - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 24 June 2004 indicate that proposed penthouse addition and roof deck will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-214
HPA Number: HPA 04-344
Address: 1241 33rd Street, NW
Owner(s): Mary White -
Description: Glass marquee over rear door - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 24 June 2004 indicate that proposed glass marquee over rear door will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-215
HPA Number: HPA 04-345
Address: 3256 N Street, NW
Owner(s): MLW LLC - Apartment building
Description: Repair, new brick garden wall, gate and roof over rear door, excavation of basement court and alterations - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to proposed concept design for alterations to rear yard, including excavation for basement court and new stairs to covered door, and new brick garden wall and gate, as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 24 June 2004; and for repair of existing windows, brick walls and architectural detailing. 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. 04-216
HPA Number: HPA 04-346
Address: 2719 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Jaffe and Oboler -
Description: Alterations and repair of metal stairs and front facade - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed repair of brick arch over front second floor windows, and for repair and partial replacement-in-kind of front iron stairs as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 1 July 2004. Proposed alterations for railing over bay window 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. 04-217
HPA Number: HPA 04-358
Address: 1557 33rd Street, NW
Owner(s): Jim and Mary Bennett -
Description: Replacement front stoop - revision to permit - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for replacement front stoop as proposed which is out-of-character with the historic building. Recommend further study of reconstruction of original iron stoop as shown in adjoining house or return to approved design for metal railing on existing brick stoop. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-179). File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions and details, with permit application for historic iron stoop for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-219
HPA Number: HPA 04-360
Address: 2908 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Wendy Jillette -
Description: Excavation of front court, bridge to door and window repair - revision to permit - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed work. Submitted materials were NOT sufficient for permit review. There is no objection to general concept for excavation of front court, reconstruction of new bridge, planters and repair of existing historic windows. Replacement windows, which would NOT have been approved, have been deleted from this application. File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions, details and structural drawings, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-220
HPA Number: HPA 04-361
Address: 2912 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Bill Moody -
Description: Gate to alley on brick garden wall - revision to permit - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed revision to approved repair of brick wall on alley to introduce wood gate and a step within wall as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 30 June 2004. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-05).

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OG Number: O.G. 04-221
HPA Number: HPA 04-362
Address: 3303 Cady’s Alley, NW
Owner(s): East banc, Inc. - Contemporaria
Description: New entry doors at storefront on alley - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement glass doors on storefront facing Cady’s Alley as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 21 June 2004. Signs were not included in this application. Any future sign must be submitted for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-229
HPA Number: HPA 04-351
Address: 1072 30th Street, NW
Owner(s): Patrick Yip -
Description: Brick garden wall to replace wood fence - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed brick garden wall within the rear property line to protect tree PROVIDED wall is no taller than 7'-0" high to meet code. Working drawings conform to approved concept design. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-170). Recommend coordination with the National Park Service for the protection of their tree during construction.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-231
HPA Number: HPA 04-358
Address: 3040 Dumbarton Street, NW
Owner(s): Andrew Stephens - Carriage house
Description: Reconstruction of carriage house - revision to permit - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed reconstruction of carriage house which was partially demolished during progress of repair work approved under previous review (see case O.G. 04-13). Reconstruction will match original details using replacement brick matching dimensions and texture of original bricks. Commission understands additional demolition may be necessary to restore central pier to plumb alignment, ONLY after other means are not successful. All remaining brick must be salvaged and re-used. Commission regrets that demolition extending beyond the scope of previous permit was undertaken without prior consultation with the Old Georgetown Board. 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: July 15, 2004