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Old Georgetown Appendix
17 June 2004

OG Number: O.G. 04-144
HPA Number: HPA 04-249
Address: 3222 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Urban Retail - Anthropologie
Description: Alterations to storefronts and sign - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to storefront introducing glass above re-constructed base on two bays of Georgetown Park Shops as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 9 June 2004. No objection to proposed installation of wood shutters PROVIDED they are operable, and for proposed pin-mounted sign with 12-inch high letters reading “Anthropologie” installed at 3236 M on previously approved storefront. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-12). Existing standing-seam metal roof will be repaired and repainted.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-156
HPA Number: HPA 04-260
Address: 1416 30th Street, NW
Owner(s): Creath Guillot -
Description: Rear addition and alterations - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed rear addition and alterations to front facade as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 24 May 2004. Recommend matching transom to that on adjoining house and use of 2/2 wood windows in front facade. Note is made that proposed addition requires a zoning special exception which should be obtained prior to permit review. File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions and details for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-161
HPA Number: HPA 04-275
Address: 1351 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Robert Bell Architect - Georgetown Theatre
Description: Alterations and repair of neon sign - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed repair of historic neon sign reading “Georgetown”. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed installation of medallions which is not in character with the existing architectural expression of the building’s facade. There was not sufficient information for review of the proposed installation of false windows. File new submission of working drawings, including construction details and dimensions, with new permit application for the windows for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-164
HPA Number: HPA 04-282
Address: 3307 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Tila Hancock -
Description: Repair of wood fence and gate - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed repair of existing wood fence posts and gate. Proposed work is repair and replacement-in-kind. Fence must be stained or painted.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-165
HPA Number: HPA 04-283
Address: 1251 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Adidas America -
Description: Sign scheme - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign scheme composed of a non-illuminated “Adidas” sign installed and centered over previously approved storefront (see previous recommendation on case O.G. 04-88) and two decals no taller than 10-inches high centered on each bay window as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 2 June 2004.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-166
HPA Number: HPA 04-285
Address: 3700 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown University - Dahlgren Chapel
Description: Roof repair - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed roof repair at the Dahlgren Chapel, which is maintenance work and replacement-in-kind where needed.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-168
HPA Number: HPA 04-286
Address: 2703 P Street, N
Owner(s): Amy D. Lu -
Description: Rear addition - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit. Submitted materials are insufficient for permit or concept review. File new submission of architectural drawings, including existing and proposed floor plans and elevations, with dimensions, with new concept application for review by the Commission when ready. View the Commission’s web-page at www.cfa.gov for additional information on submission requirements.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-169
HPA Number: HPA 04-287
Address: 3300 Whitehaven Street, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown University - Harris Office Building
Description: Handicapped access ramp and alterations - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations including handicapped access ramp, new planters and landscaping. 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. 04-170
HPA Number: HPA 04-288
Address: 1072 30th Street, NW
Owner(s): Patrick Yip -
Description: Brick garden wall to replace wood fence - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed brick garden fence within the rear property line to protect tree PROVIDED it is no taller than 7'-0" high to meet code as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 24 May 2004. Recommend coordination with the National Park Service for the protection of their tree during construction. 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. 04-171
HPA Number: HPA 04-289
Address: 3240 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Kiefer and Olivera -
Description: Alterations to windows openings on side wall - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Supplemental materials received and dated 19 May 2004 indicate that proposed alterations to basement windows behind existing gate will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-175
HPA Number: HPA 04-292
Address: 3249 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Bren Simon -
Description: Installation of new shutters on street facade - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed installation of new shutters on street facade. Shutters are inappropriate to the historic character of this building. There is no historic indication of the previous use of shutters.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-176a
HPA Number: HPA 04-293
Address: 3124 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Herb and Patrice Miller - Bowie-Sevier-Miller House
Description: Alterations to pergola, pool cabanas, fence and new stair - revision to permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed revision to approved design to introduce a metal stair and an iron fence which would negatively impact the openness of the alley, an integral part of the approved design; and for the proposed raising of the alley wall, which is to remain as low as possible; and for the alterations to the fireplace / exhaust which was built wider than approved and is faced with stone. Recommend return to size and proportions of approved design for 6-ft wide brick fireplace, and installation of low planter at end of alley. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 02-301). No objection to issuance of permit for proposed revisions to approved design for existing 44-inch high fence atop pool retaining wall facing 32nd Street, and for existing brick paving of driveway to garage, and for alterations to design of pool cabanas and pergola. Recommend stone alley wall is retained and terminated with a stone pier at end of stucco wall. The retaining wall on 32nd Street will not be enlarged as confirmed in supplemental drawings received and dated 28 May 2004 which indicate extent of approved wall. The Commission regrets that so many parts of the project have been completed or initiated without review or permit and requests that approved landscaping atop wall and grading of landscaped berm at base of retaining wall along 32nd Street be installed as agreed.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-176b
HPA Number: HPA 04-293
Address: 3124 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Herb and Patrice Miller - Bowie-Sevier-Miller House
Description: Alterations to pergola, pool cabanas, fence and new stair - revision to permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed revisions to approved design as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 25 June 2004, including existing 44-inch high fence atop pool retaining wall facing 32nd Street, existing brick paving of driveway to garage, existing modified height of alley wall over entrance to mechanical room which is to remain as low as possible, existing stone wall with proposed stone return at end of stucco wall, and proposed alterations to design of pool cabanas and pergola. Applicant agreed to modify existing stone fireplace /exhaust and chimney to size, proportions and materials of approved design for 6-ft wide brick fireplace, and installation of 14-inch high planter at end of alley as shown in supplemental drawings. The proposed metal stair and the 7'-0" high steel picket fence, which would negatively impact the openness of the alley (an integral part of the approved design) were not approved and have been deleted by applicant from this permit review as supplemental drawings indicate. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 02-301). The retaining wall on 32nd Street will not be enlarged as confirmed in supplemental drawings which indicate extent of approved wall. The Commission regrets that so many parts of the project have been completed or initiated without review or permit and requests that approved landscaping atop wall and grading of landscaped berm at base of retaining wall along 32nd Street be installed as agreed.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-177
HPA Number: HPA 04-294
Address: 1335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): RMR 1335 Wisconsin LLC. - Five Guys Famous Burgers
Description: Alterations for gate, sign and replacement awning over sidewalk café - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations, including replacement Sunbrella fabric awning with 12-inch valance over sidewalk café, wood gates into service court, new paneling on rear wing, removal of exterior electric conduits, driveway and curb in coordination with DDOT Streetscape project, and sign scheme composed of a replacement sign over entry door and 9-inch high lettering on valance reading “Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries” as shown in supplemental drawings received 3 June and 10 June 2004.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-178
HPA Number: HPA 04-297
Address: 1557 33rd Street, NW
Owner(s): Jim and Mary Bennett -
Description: Alterations to carriage house and garage - revised design - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 24 May 2004 which indicate overall height of structure lowered from previously approved concept and relocation of chimney. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-18). File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions and details for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-179
HPA Number: HPA 04-298
Address: 1557 33rd Street, NW
Owner(s): Jim and Mary Bennett -
Description: Alterations to front, new railing and gate, replacement entry door and rear French doors - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 27 May 2004 including wood replacement front door and rear French doors, removal of shutters and door surround, repair of existing windows, and new iron railing and gate provided spacing meets DC Code. 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. 04-180
HPA Number: HPA 04-299
Address: 1520 26th Street, NW
Owner(s): Jennifer Ainslie -
Description: Rear addition at second floor and alterations - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed rear addition at second floor and alterations to rear wing as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 24 May 2004 which indicate a 2-foot setback for addition. Working drawings conform to approved concept with revisions. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-126). 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. 04-182
HPA Number: HPA 04-301
Address: 2451 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Eileen McGrath -
Description: One-story rear in-fill addition - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed one-story in-fill addition at rear. 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. 04-183
HPA Number: HPA 04-302
Address: 3252 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Joseph Lonardo -
Description: Third floor roof deck, wood screen and trellis - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement roof deck at third floor level as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 18 June 2004 which indicate a lattice screen matching detailing of and no taller than previously existing and limited to the first two sections, and a deck flooring raised 10-inches higher than previous deck due to structural needs. 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. The Commission regrets that work was initiated prior to review and permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-185
HPA Number: HPA 04-304
Address: 2 Pomander Walk, NW
Owner(s): Greg and Meghan Welsch -
Description: Replacement windows and front door - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement front door PROVIDED it is a six-panel all wood door, and for proposed installation of Pella Architectural Series replacement wood windows on rear facade ONLY which are not visible from public thoroughfare. Replacement windows on front facade were NOT approved as proposed replacement did not match detailing of original windows. Recommend repair of existing windows or replacement-in-kind of wood sashes ONLY within existing frame without adding a jamb liner, and use of storm windows.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-186a
HPA Number: HPA 04-305
Address: 1400 34th Street, NW
Owner(s): Johnathan Ledecky -
Description: Alterations, 2-car garage on stone wall and curb-cut - Concept - appeal

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST proposed concept design for new double-wide curb-cut and two garage doors on stone retaining wall which would have an adverse impact on 1865-1870 historic structure, the green space and the district. No objection to removal of A/C units, and repair of walls, and for new wrought iron railing to replace existing wood railing on roof deck, which is out-of-character and inappropriate in this location and was replaced without review or permit. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-118). File new submission of working drawings, with dimensions and details, with permit application for roof deck railing and approved alterations and repair work for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-186b
HPA Number: HPA 04-305
Address: 1400 34th Street, NW
Owner(s): Johnathan Ledecky -
Description: Alterations, 2-car garage on stone wall and curb-cut - Concept - appeal

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to general concept of proposed re-construction of previously existing garage opening on the O Street facade of building to align with existing curb-cut as shown in historic photograph in owner’s records. Concept design for a double-wide curb-cut and two garage doors on stone retaining wall as originally proposed, which would have an adverse impact on 1865-1870 historic structure, was NOT approved. No objection to removal of A/C units, and repair of walls, and for new wrought iron railing to replace existing wood railing on roof deck, which is out-of-character and inappropriate in this location and was replaced without review or permit. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-118). File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions and details, with permit application for approved alterations, re-construction of previously existing garage door opening, roof deck railing and repair of stone wall for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-188
HPA Number: HPA 04-307
Address: 3700 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown University - Davis Performing Arts Center
Description: Site work, landscape plan and signs - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed landscaping and site work for the Davis Performing Arts Center, including handicapped access ramp, entrance terrace and two free-standing stone signs reading “Davis Center”. No objection to general concept for a sign band over entrances reading “Gonda Theater”, and recommend further study of a material for the panel to be compatible with entrances, as stone was not appropriate in these locations. Recommend further study for more color differentiation of the two brick samples. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 03-145). 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. 04-189a
HPA Number: HPA 04-308
Address: 2816 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Subodh Arora -
Description: Kitchen vent on alley facade - 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. Placement of vent on front facade was NOT approved.

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

STATUS: Permit review POSTPONED until July meetings at the written request of applicant for further review of light fixtures.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-190
HPA Number: HPA N/A
Address: 1307 35th Street, NW
Owner(s): Ned Brody -
Description: Two-story side addition with garage - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Case for proposed two-story side addition was withdrawn by written request of applicant received and dated 3 June 2004.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-191
HPA Number: HPA N/A
Address: 3021 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Townsend Burden -
Description: One-story addition to side yard to replace pergola - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed one-story addition to side yard to replace existing pergola structure. 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. 04-194
HPA Number: HPA 04-313
Address: 3600 Prospect Street, NW
Owner(s): Mr. and Mrs. Robert O’Malley -
Description: Swimming pool - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and previous site visit during review of addition of rear deck (see O.G. 04-79) indicate that proposed swimming pool will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-196
HPA Number: HPA 04-323
Address: 3028-30-32 M Street, NW
Owner(s): 3030 M Street, LLC -
Description: Sheeting and shoring - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sheeting and shoring work in coordination with construction of three new buildings which have received prior approval. See previous Recommendations (O.G. 04-55, 04-56 and 04-57). Note is made that permit application is pending final zoning review. Any modifications to the approved work that would impact the approved design of the buildings as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.

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Last Modified: June 17, 2004