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Old Georgetown Appendix
19 May 2005

OG Number: O.G. 05-052
HPA Number: HPA 05-088
Address: 3146 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Lacoste - Retail
Description: Report on installation of up-lighting of front facade

RECOMMENDATION: The Commission appreciates the opportunity to review the temporary installation of color lights up-illuminating the facade after an initial trial period. However, after further discussion, the lights are considered to be non-consistent and non-contributing to the character of the historic district. As previously agreed to by applicant, the existing lights must be removed no later than 30 June 2005. See previous recommendation on letter dated 18 March 2005.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-136
HPA Number: HPA 05-227
Address: 3630 Prospect Street, NW
Owner(s): Daniel Pryor -
Description: Enlargement of three front dormers, rear addition at attic level - Concept - revised design

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed alterations to front dormers and rear addition at roof level, including two roof terraces as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 22 April and 26 April 2005. 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. 05-137
HPA Number: HPA 05-226
Address: 3401 Dent Place
Owner(s): Bryan Rich -
Description: Replacement 1/1 windows, option for front door with side panel, and remove door surround - Permit - revised design

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for revision to approved design to incorporate removal of door surround, a new wood 6-panel double door at corner entrance as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 11 May 2005, and replacement 1/1 double hung, double insulated Pella wood window sashes as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 28 March and 7 April 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. 05-143
HPA Number: HPA 05-239
Address: 1320 30th Street, NW
Owner(s): Hugh Heclo -
Description: Vertical board fence and gate at rear - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed cedar vertical board fences no taller than 7-feet high and double gate to replace existing iron gate as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 20 April 2005. New fences and gates, particularly those facing public space, must be stained gray rather than left to weather. 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. 05-144
HPA Number: HPA 05-245
Address: 2900 M Street, NW
Owner(s): G. Properties Inc - Ann Hand
Description: Awnings and signs - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed "Sunbrella" Jet Black fabric awnings with lettering reading "Ann Hand" on 8-inch valance as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 26 April 2005. Awnings to be installed within masonry openings and attached to wood frames (not masonry) and located over entrance door and each of the double windows ONLY. Awnings on single windows were NOT approved.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-145
HPA Number: HPA 05-250
Address: 1507 28th Street, NW
Owner(s): Crayon C. Efird Jr -
Description: Replacement windows in front facade - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for replacement Pella 6/6 wood windows as proposed. Recommend further study of a 1/1 wood replacement sashes in original installation. Replacement kits were NOT approved. File new submission of window and installation details with new permit application for review by the Commission. Note is made that applicant did not attend public meeting where this project was discussed.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-146
HPA Number: HPA 05-253
Address: 3411 R Street, NW
Owner(s): Daniel Tytiun -
Description: Replacement vertical board fence - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for existing 7-ft high vertical board fence PROVIDED fence complies with code requirements. Fence must be painted or stained. The Commission regrets that the fence was installed prior to review and without a permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-152
HPA Number: HPA 05-252
Address: 3263 M Street, NW
Owner(s): East Banc, Inc - The Levi's Store
Description: Sign scheme: pin-mounted sign and applied vinyl letters on shopwindow - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed non-illuminated sign composed of pin-mounted all-aluminum channel letters no taller than 12-inches high reading "The Levi’s Store" located at face of wall and for 3 _ - inches high vinyl letters applied to storefront glass as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 19 May 2005. Projecting sign and light fixture 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. 05-153
HPA Number: HPA 05-254
Address: 1336 28th Street, NW
Owner(s): Renos Vakis -
Description: Repair front windows and door, front storm door, replacement French doors at rear - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed repair of existing historic wood windows and front door, for replacement of rear French door to match existing, and for installation of storm door at entrance as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 29 April 2005. Applicant agreed to repair rather than replace existing windows in front facade. Recommend windows on second and third floors, which have been replaced previously, be replaced, at the applicant’s earliest convenience and after submission and review, with windows more appropriate to the historic house.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-154
HPA Number: HPA 05-255
Address: 1339 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Bank of America -
Description: Replacement signs - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for two proposed signs composed of pin-mounted letters no taller than 8-inches high with logo to replace existing signs as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 11 May 2005 which indicate back panel deleted. Temporary banners, which were installed without review, were NOT approved and must be removed no later than 30 June 2005.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-155
HPA Number: HPA 05-256
Address: 1522 32nd Street, NW
Owner(s): Kara Getz -
Description: Replacement vertical board fence - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed 6-ft high vertical board "Wyngate" fence replacing stockade fence at rear. Fence must be painted or stained.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-158
HPA Number: HPA 05-259
Address: 3206 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Neyla - Restaurant
Description: Two-story rear addition within court - Concept - revised design

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to revised concept design for two-story in-fill addition at rear courtyard as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 22 April 2005. In-fill addition will replace previously approved addition currently under construction. Commission notes that work has been completed without review and permit, or not-conforming to approved design, and requests that these items be corrected and brought into compliance as agreed to by applicant in letter dated 3 April 2003, and be completed prior to filing new submission for permit review of this project and any new proposed work. Of particular interest are the awnings, side canvas panels and lighting added to the trellis, the existing lights posts that were to be removed as part of the approval of the trellis construction, and additional signs and awnings installed without a permit, particularly the over-sized banner hanging on party wall.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-159
HPA Number: HPA 05-260
Address: 2624 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Washington Fine Properties -
Description: Alterations to storefronts, including replacement bay window, two awnings and signs - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed alterations to storefront and side window which are inappropriate to this historic building. Recommend repair of existing storefront bay window and 27th Street storefront, including transom and cornice. No objection to issuance of permit ONLY for new "Sunbrella" Captain Navy fabric awnings, light fixture and two signs reading "Washington Fine Properties", one on 8-inch high valance of awning over bay window and one on storefront glass as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 22 April and 4 May 2005.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-161
HPA Number: HPA 05-262
Address: 2903 P Street, NW
Owner(s): David Goodhand -
Description: Garage (with lift system for two cars) and wood fence - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Concept case has been withdrawn by written request of applicant.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-162
HPA Number: HPA 05-263
Address: 3346 Reservoir Road, NW
Owner(s): Bill Kuckuck -
Description: Fence with brick piers and landscape up-lights, tree planter fences on public space - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement vertical board fence with brick piers, alterations to patio, landscape up-lights and fences around tree planters on public space, as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 22 April 2005. New fence must be stained or painted.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-163
HPA Number: HPA 05-264
Address: 2926 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Richard Hinds -
Description: One-story conservatory addition at rear - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 26 April 2005 indicate that proposed one-story rear addition will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-164
HPA Number: HPA 05-265
Address: 1416 34th Street, NW
Owner(s): Donna Givens -
Description: Replacement vertical board fence with gate to alley - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed 7-ft high vertical board fence replacing existing stockade fence. Finished side of fence must face alley. Fence to be 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. 05-165
HPA Number: HPA 05-266
Address: 2500 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Gateway Georgetown Condominium Assoc., Inc -
Description: Replacement wood gate and alterations, aluminum fence instead of chain link fence - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of chain-link fence with black aluminum fence, for cedar wood replacement gate and for alterations for new pedestrian access gate. New brick must match existing dimensions, color and texture. 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. 05-166
HPA Number: HPA 05-267
Address: 1329-1333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Rock Creek Property Group 1329 Wisconsin, LLC -
Description: Reconstruction of two-story commercial building - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed reconstruction of building re-using historic metal siding on front facade as per drawings received and dated 15 April 2005. Working drawings conform to approved concept design. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 05-110). Recommend gray granite like Mt. Airy be used for base. 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. 05-168
HPA Number: HPA 05-270
Address: 2801 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Kesher Israel Synagogue -
Description: Replacement of glazing on existing windows - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed alterations to existing original stained glass windows to introduce translucent glass in the outer panes, retaining the green panes in the center. Clear glass is an acceptable option. File new submission of working drawings, including details, dimensions and material samples, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 05-169
HPA Number: HPA 05-271
Address: 3138 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Michael Mitchell -
Description: Front in-fill addition at 2nd floor level, two story rear addition and arbor addition at side - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed side in-fill addition at front of property, for two-story rear addition, and for a connecting arbor at the second floor level. Working drawings conform to approved concept. See previous Recommendation (O.G. 05-106). 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. 05-170
HPA Number: HPA 05-272
Address: 2509 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Jill and Burton White -
Description: One-story rear addition to replace stoop - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 26 April 2005 indicate that proposed one-story rear addition of bay 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. Any modifications to the proposed design that would make the addition visible from public thoroughfare 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. 05-171
HPA Number: HPA 05-273
Address: 901 30th Street, NW
Owner(s): Lano Armada Harbourside LLC - House of Sweden
Description: Construction sign (15 _ ' x 11' + supports) - temporary for 12 months - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for temporary construction sign as proposed. Recommend further study of a smaller sign that can be mounted to existing construction fence or office trailer. File new submission of revised design with new permit application for review by the Commission when ready. Note is made that applicant did not attend public meeting where this project was discussed.

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Last Modified: May 19, 2005