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Old Georgetown Appendix
18 November 2004

OG Number: O.G. 04-277
HPA Number: HPA 04-462
Address: 1665 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Derek Wardlaw - The Bean Counter Cafe
Description: Sign - revised design - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to general concept for proposed wall mounted flat sign composed of copper sign panel with cut-out letters no taller than 12-inches high reading "The Bean Counter Cafe" as shown in Option 3 of supplemental drawings received and dated 4 November 2004. Projecting sign was NOT approved for this location. Applicant withdrew from this submission the demolition of rear of building, the new rear addition and the alterations to the front of the building, all of which were NOT approved. File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions, details and information for sign installation, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-284
HPA Number: HPA 04-469
Address: 2908 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Wendy Gillette -
Description: Enlarge openings of carriage house, swimming pool and terrace - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for alterations to garden structure and for swimming pool above raised terrace as proposed. Alterations are out of character with the existing structure and the historic district. Recommend use of existing single doors and minor modification of existing window to provide access, and re-configuration of swimming pool in a different location that will protect all trees. Although the proposed swimming pool will not be visible from public space, the Commission objects to construction that would adversely impact on existing landscaping which would create a serious change to the character of the center of the block and the alley. File separate submission of revised design, including dimensions, details and landscape plan, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready. Note is made that permit review is pending final zoning review which must be completed prior to new submission.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-288
HPA Number: HPA 04-475
Address: 1417 28th Street, NW
Owner(s): Scott Hughes -
Description: Replacement storefront bay windows, lower threshold of basement doors, and new revisions to approved design - Permit - revision to permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed revision to permit to re-construct window bays using insulated glass. Existing historic storefront windows must be repaired and retained, which was a condition upon which approval of third floor addition and alterations was granted. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-101). No objection to issuance of permit for revisions to lower threshold of basement doors, to retain bricked-in openings, for new configuration of rear yard, for new brick garden wall with painted sliding wood gate behind, and for new paneled doors as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 4 November 2004. Note is made that submitted drawings for storefront bays are inaccurate in their depiction of existing configuration.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-289
HPA Number: HPA 04-476
Address: 3330 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Kathy Ryan -
Description: Reconstruct retaining walls, steps and planters, alterations to brick wall, new paving - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed reconstruction of retaining walls, planters and steps, new paving of driveway and alteration to brick wall above garage as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 14 October 2004 which indicate brick cap. 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. 04-292
HPA Number: HPA 04-481
Address: 1720 34th Street, NW
Owner(s): Amira Amat -
Description: Replace metal fence with existing wood fence - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for design of existing vertical board fence which is located totally in owner’s property and was installed without a permit. Removal of the chain link fence and relocation of wood fence to the property line will require the agreement with the neighbor and a permit application must be re-submitted for review.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-002
HPA Number: HPA 05-006
Address: 3320 Dent Place, NW
Owner(s): Patricia Murphy -
Description: Two-story rear addition and new window on side wall on front, replace vinyl siding, repoint stucco or masonry underneath, remove A/C unit - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations, including removal of vinyl siding and repair of masonry on side wall, two-story rear addition which will not be visible from public thoroughfare, alterations to side wall for new windows, and replacement roof. Return to the Commission prior to any work on side wall if conditions under siding are found to be different than expected. 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. 05-004
HPA Number: HPA 05-009
Address: 1336 30th Street, NW
Owner(s): Robert Andrews -
Description: Brick garden wall to replace wood fence - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of wood fence with a brick garden wall to match the detailing of existing brick wall elsewhere on property. Applicant notes that no existing trees, which contribute to the character of the historic district, will be adversely impacted or removed.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-007
HPA Number: HPA 05-012
Address: 2516 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): KS East Place Development, Inc - Sheridan Garage
Description: Additions and alterations - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations and rear additions to the Sheridan Garage, including a new independent structure on East Place. Working drawings conform to approved concept design. See previous Recommendation under 2550 Q St (O.G. 03-209). Recommend use of darker brick rather than the proposed split-face concrete for the base of the building, and the use of different color for the aluminum windows at the East Place building. Erect a material samples panel on site in a location facing south for review prior to the ordering of materials. 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. 05-008
HPA Number: HPA 05-013
Address: 3100 Dumbarton Street, NW
Owner(s): Marc Teren -
Description: Two-story rear porch addition and alterations - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to general concept design for proposed two-story rear porch addition and alterations. Recommend further study of proportions of porch columns, detail of gutter, continuation of railing on second floor enclosure, elimination of rear windows and deletion of lattice railing on roof. 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. 05-009
HPA Number: HPA 05-014
Address: 3019 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Richard Levy - Paper Source
Description: Sign - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign composed of 12-inch high letters reading "The Paper Source". Light fixtures installed without a permit must be removed and damage to brick repaired. 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. 05-010
HPA Number: HPA 04-015
Address: 3425 Prospect Street, NW
Owner(s): Ralph and Nancy Taylor -
Description: Rear additions, garden pavilions, alterations to window wells on front, and gate on rear wall - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed rear addition, alterations, garden pavilions, gate on garden wall and enlarged window wells with new basement windows as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 27 October 2004. Applicant agreed to remove proposed replacement of front steps, which was not approved, from this permit application. Working drawings are further development of approved concept design. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-124). 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. File new submission of working drawings for repair of existing front steps and proposed landscape plan with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-012
HPA Number: HPA 05-017
Address: 3310 R Street, NW
Owner(s): Julian and Lorna Raby -
Description: Rear addition of one-story sunroom with roof balcony, two dormers - Concept - revised design

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for two dormers at rear slope of roof which were approved previously (see case O.G. 02-345) and for one-story rear addition with roof terrace which will not be visible from public thoroughfare. 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. 05-013
HPA Number: HPA 05-018
Address: 3630 Prospect Street, NW
Owner(s): Daniel Pryor -
Description: Metal fence atop existing Keystone retaining wall, wood fence and alterations - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials for proposed metal and wood fences atop existing retaining wall are not sufficient for permit review. File new submission of working drawings, including details and dimensions, with new permit application for review by the Commission when ready. Note is made that applicant failed to attend the meeting where the proposal was discussed. Note is made that permit review is pending final zoning review which must be completed prior to new submission.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-014
HPA Number: HPA 05-019
Address: 3209 M Street, NW
Owner(s): BLU -
Description: Alterations to storefront and sign - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to storefront with frosted glass and for new sign of 8 _ - inch high letters on transom reading "BLU". 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. Note is made that illegal light fixture above sign panel on front of building, which should have been removed no later than 31 January 2003, is still in place. See previous Recommendation for Pizzeria UNO (O.G. 02-285).

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OG Number: O.G. 05-015
HPA Number: HPA 05-020
Address: 3038 Dumbarton Street, NW
Owner(s): George and Frederica Valanos - Residential
Description: Rear addition and railing at second floor level, side portico, re-build front steps, alterations to side bay window - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations, including reconstruction of front stairs, new side portico, alterations to rear bay window, and a rear addition of enclosed porch and railing at 2nd floor level. Roof terrace has been deleted from approved concept design. See previous case (O.G. 04-211). No existing trees will be adversely impacted by work. 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. 05-020
HPA Number: HPA 05-025
Address: 3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Owner(s): MedStar-Georgetown Medical Center Inc. - Georgetown University Hospital
Description: Addition for new Cyberknife vault - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed addition to Bless Building within the MedStar - Georgetown University Hospital for new cyberknife vault as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 4 November 2004. 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. 05-021
HPA Number: HPA 05-025
Address: 3009 Dumbarton Street, NW
Owner(s): Ian O'Neill - Residenti
Description: New masonry openings for basement windows - Concept - revised design

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed new masonry openings for basement windows as shown in drawings received and dated 15 October 2004. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-261). Recommend front windows be lowered to increase separation from first floor windows. File separate submission of working drawings, including dimensions and details, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready. Note is made that existing stoop may have to be removed for construction. Steps for removal and re-installation must be described within permit submission.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-022
HPA Number: HPA 05-027
Address: 1220 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): The North Face -
Description: Back-lit sign, signs on storefront glass and alterations - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign scheme including panel with 9-inch high back-lit letters reading "The North Face" and one vinyl logo applied to glass storefront at either side of entrance, PROVIDED sign panel matches dimensions of existing architectural panel which aligns with window opening above (hidden behind existing sign). Existing light fixtures will be removed and brick repaired. 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. 05-023
HPA Number: HPA N/A
Address: 3021 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Townsend Burden -
Description: Addition of one-story garden structure at rear to replace pergola - Concept - additional information

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed one-story addition to side yard to replace existing pergola structure as shown in drawings received and dated 15 October 2004. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-191). 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. 05-024
HPA Number: HPA 05-028
Address: 1301-05 35th Street, NW
Owner(s): Ragna Hansen -
Description: Rear porch reconstruction - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Concept review superseded by permit application under case O.G. 05-40.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-025
HPA Number: HPA 05-029
Address: 2737 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Schochet -
Description: Roof deck - Concept - revised design

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Concept case for roof deck was withdrawn by applicant.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-026
HPA Number: HPA 05-030
Address: 1696 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Brian Cox and Laurie Wingate -
Description: New dormers at rear and alterations to front dormer - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed dormer at rear and for new casement window to replace louvers on front dormer. 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. 05-027
HPA Number: HPA 05-031
Address: 1426 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Mossadaq Chughtai -
Description: Replacement windows - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement windows as shown in Alternate 1 of supplemental drawings received and dated 22 October 2004 which indicate wood 2/2 windows with 1 3/8- inch muntins in the front, and aluminum clad 6/6 windows on rear, which will not be visible from public thoroughfare.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-029
HPA Number: HPA 05-033
Address: 3138 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Michael H. Mitchell -
Description: Trellis in gap between buildings for zoning review of one-story rear addition with roof deck - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed trellis to cover gap between buildings in attempt to meet zoning requirements for one-story rear addition with roof deck. See previous case O.G. 04-247 for rear addition. Trellis is not appropriate in this location. Conditions in this site are not inducive for a trellis which will be hard to maintain and appear to be out-of-place. Recommend applicant pursue a variance or exception from the Board of Zoning Adjustment.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-030
HPA Number: HPA 05-035
Address: 1623 28th Street, NW
Owner(s): Steve Belin - Evermay
Description: Replacement door surrounds and repairs, window replacements - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for complete overhaul of existing windows and door surrounds and frames and wholesale replacement without additional information indicating need for such extreme action. No objection to repair and replacement of rotten and damaged wood ONLY. No objection to re-paving walks which are not visible from public thoroughfare. File new submission of survey results on conditions of windows and doors with new permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-032
HPA Number: HPA 05-039
Address: 1240 29th Street, NW
Owner(s): Thomas L. Birch -
Description: Security iron gate under stoop - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed security iron gate at bottom of steps under stoop for basement entrance.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-040
HPA Number: HPA 05-065
Address: 1301-05 35th Street, NW
Owner(s): Ragna Hansen -
Description: Rear porch reconstruction - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed reconstruction of rear porches with vertical railing to meet code and wood decking to replace concrete floors. 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: November 18, 2004