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Old Georgetown Appendix
21 October 2004

OG Number: O.G. 04-218
HPA Number: HPA 04-359
Address: 2609 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Fuad Alykhan -
Description: Replacement front door and alterations for new window - revised design - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement front door and new slate tile on vestibule as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 20 October 2004. Granite step will remain. Proposed light fixtures were NOT approved. Applicant deleted alterations to second door for window from this application.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-249
HPA Number: HPA 04-416
Address: 3106 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Diane Plum -
Description: Alterations to third floor, addition of one-story rear porch with roof deck - revised design - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed alterations, including double doors on side wall, removal of third floor projecting glass enclosure, addition of new window and extension of roof, and alterations to second floor openings on rear with a balcony of no more than 6-inch projection as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 13 October 2004. Note is made that the Foundation for the Preservation of Historic Georgetown holds an easement on this property. 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. 04-272
HPA Number: HPA 04-455
Address: 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Owner(s): American Institutes for Research -
Description: Two oversize 1'-8" “AIR” signs on wall at lower level and one 4'-9" sign at 5th floor over Whitehurst Freeway - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for two proposed signs composed of non-illuminated pin-mounted letters reading “AIR” as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 13 October 2004 which indicate 12-inch high sign in arcade and 1'-4" high sign facing on 31st St. Oversized sign on 5th floor overlooking the Whitehurst Freeway was NOT approved and has been deleted from this application.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-275
HPA Number: HPA 04-459
Address: 3344 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Robert Bonnie -
Description: Replace existing fencing - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of stockade fence with a 6-ft high board and batten wood fence on rear yard. New fence must be stained or painted.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-276
HPA Number: HPA 04-460
Address: 3226 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Edward Emes -
Description: Wire trellis above existing fence on rear yard - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 21 September 2004 indicate that proposed wire trellis above existing rear yard fence will not be visible from public space. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-279
HPA Number: HPA N/A
Address: 3224 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown Prospect Place Associates - Little Folks School
Description: Demolition of two-story side porch, new deck at lower level, replace wood siding with vinyl siding - work completed - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing vinyl siding which is out-of-character with the historic district and must be replaced with wood or hardi-board-like siding and appropriate trim around windows installed no later than 31 August 2005. Siding to be painted. With regrets, the Commission notes the demolition of the two-story side porch, which would not have been approved, but does not request its reconstruction due to the safety concerns of the current use of the building for a school. No objection to existing one-story deck at lower level which is not visible from public thoroughfare. 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. 04-280
HPA Number: HPA 04-465
Address: 3134 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Grace Marupa and George Ombima -
Description: Replacement fence and gate atop new retaining wall, stone steps, and concrete parking pad - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to rear yard, including new grading, 6-ft tall wood vertical board fence atop a retaining wall, stone steps, wood gate and concrete parking pad. Fence will be stained or painted.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-281
HPA Number: HPA 04-466
Address: 3333 M Street, NW
Owner(s): East Banc, Inc. - PMI Parking
Description: Internally-illuminated projecting sign on Bank Street, banner on Little Tavern - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for a 4 ft. x 2 ft. banner with lettering reading “Park” to be located by entrance to garage on Bank Street as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 26 October 2004. Internally illuminated Park sign on Bank Street and banner mounted to the Little Tavern building on M Street, which are out of character with the historic district, were NOT approved and have been deleted from this permit application.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-283
HPA Number: HPA 04-468
Address: 3040 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Polo Ralph Lauren -
Description: Projecting sign, signs and awnings - existing - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for existing awnings with logo on valance and for sign panel over door with lettering reading “Ralph Lauren”. See previous Recommendation under concept review (O.G. 04-146). Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing projecting sign and bracket, both of which must be removed no later than 31 January 2005. Commission regrets that work was completed prior to review or permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-285
HPA Number: HPA 04-470
Address: 1520 26th Street, NW
Owner(s): Jenny Ainslie -
Description: Alteration to front stoop for storage - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to brick stoop for new storage space and solid wood door to be painted black as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 27 September 2004. Work may require some reconstruction of stoop re-using salvaged brick. Working drawings conform to approved concept. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-258).

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OG Number: O.G. 04-286
HPA Number: HPA 04-471
Address: 2816 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Subodh Arora -
Description: Brick garden wall facing alley and garden landscape plan - Permit - revision to permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed addition of brick garden wall atop existing retaining wall, which will be painted to match house, as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 7 October 2004. Railing mounted on neighbor’s garage has been deleted from this application.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-287
HPA Number: HPA 04-472
Address: 3035 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): John Gogas - Condominiums
Description: Install new fireplace and metal chimney - existing - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing exposed chimney flue which is out-of-character with the historic building and the district. Flue must be removed and the brick restored to original condition no later than 31 January 2005.

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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-glaze window bays. Existing historic storefront windows must be repaired and retained as previously agreed. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 04-101). No objection to issuance of permit for revisions to lower threshold of basement doors and to retain bricked-in openings. File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions and details for new paneled doors, for new configuration of rear yard, and for new brick garden wall with painted sliding wood gate behind, with new permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-290
HPA Number: HPA 04-478
Address: 1061 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Tim and Mukda Clark - XY Decor
Description: Awning, projecting banner over C&O Canal, and sign scheme - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Concept case superseded by permit application under case O.G. 04-293.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-291
HPA Number: HPA 04-479
Address: 1607 28th Street, NW
Owner(s): Harry Belin -
Description: Replacement-in-kind of fixed doors for sunroom - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement-in-kind of doors in sunroom which have rotted beyond repair. New doors will match dimensions and detailing of original doors and will not be operable.

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OG Number: O.G. 04-293
HPA Number: HPA 04-482
Address: 1061 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Tim and Mukda Clark - XY Decor
Description: Awning, projecting banner over C&O Canal, and sign scheme - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed re-covering of existing awning frame with woven fabric and lettering reading “XY Decor - home & gift” limited to 12-inch high valance, and for logo and sign on glass door. Projecting banner over the C & O Canal and lettering on glass window were NOT approved and have been deleted from this application. Existing brackets must be removed no later than 31 January 2005. 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. 04-294
HPA Number: HPA 04-483
Address: 1557 33rd Street, NW
Owner(s): James Bennett -
Description: Skylight - revised design - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and site visit during review of previous case (O.G. 04-179) indicate that proposed skylight will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-006
HPA Number: HPA 05-011
Address: 1031 30th Street, NW
Owner(s): Barbara Nells -
Description: Replace stockade fence with vertical board fence with 1 ft. lattice top - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of stockade fence with a 6 ft. high vertical wood board fence with a 1 ft. lattice top. Fence must be stained or painted. 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. 05-011
HPA Number: HPA 05-016
Address: 3304 R Street, NW
Owner(s): Renovations Unlimited Inc. -
Description: Swimming pool - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 19 October 2004 indicate that proposed swimming pool, which was part of the previously reviewed alterations to rear yard, will not be visible from public thoroughfare. See previous Recommendations (O.G. 04-192 and O.G. 04-123). Refer to Historic Preservation Review Board.

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Last Modified: October 21, 2004