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Old Georgetown Appendix
16 November 2006

OG Number: O.G. 06-230
HPA Number: HPA 06-370
Address: 1215 28th Street, NW
Owner(s): American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) -
Description: Skylights, cameras, and signs - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alteration to the historic Corcoran School, including signs, security cameras, and skylights as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 9 November 2006 indicating sign comprised of pin-mounted letters no taller than 9-inches. Skylights on East and South roofs, which would be visible from a public thoroughfare, were NOT approved and have been deleted from this application. Note: Because application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 06-253
HPA Number: HPA 06-418
Address: 1715 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): HSBC Bank USA, NA -
Description: Alterations to and additions for new bank branch - Concept - revised design - options

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for new facades on existing structure as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 20 October 2006. Recommend further study of detailing of limestone elements, simplification of cornice details, and sign scheme composed of non-internally-illuminated letters no taller than 12-inches and located above storefronts. File new submission of working drawings, including details, dimensions, and material samples, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready. Recommend a separate permit application for sign scheme for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 06-284
HPA Number: HPA 06-476
Address: 3299 K Street, NW
Owner(s): The Bernstein Companies - The Paper Mill
Description: Alterations to entrance door, new glass canopy - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed alterations to entrance and new frosted glass canopy as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 20 October 2006. 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. 06-285
HPA Number: HPA 06-477
Address: 1048 29th Street, NW
Owner(s): Brawner - The Four Seasons
Description: Addition of three residential floors, alterations to storefront and new masonry openings - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Case was withdrawn by applicant. Concept for addition of three floors and alterations to the existing structure was not approved as proposed.

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OG Number: O.G. 06-287
HPA Number: HPA 06-483
Address: 3253 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Fred Commer -
Description: Replacement windows, alterations to side wall - in progress - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: The Commission regrets that work was initiated without a permit. No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations at rear and for masonry openings on side wall as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 2 November 2006, which indicate proposed second story rear balcony has been deleted from this application. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed MW windows with pvc muntins which were NOT approved and are inappropriate to the historic building. Existing temporary wood replacement windows must be replaced with an approved window no later than 30 April 2007. File new submission of alternate 2/2 replacement wood windows with new permit application for review by the Commission when ready. Note: Because application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 06-289
HPA Number: HPA 06-501
Address: 2520 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Andrew Mitchell -
Description: Excavation of rear yard for parking pad off East Place, retaining walls, stairs, fence and gate - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed excavation of rear yard for parking pad, retaining walls, stairs, wood fence and gate PROVIDED a vertical board fence is used rather than the proposed stockade which was NOT approved. Fence must be stained or painted. 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. 06-290
HPA Number: HPA 06-503
Address: 1244 Potomac Street, NW
Owner(s): Anne Barnicle -
Description: Iron security door at basement entrance, iron guards at basement window - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed iron security door at basement entrance and iron guards at basement window as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 25 October 2006. Note: Because application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 06-294
HPA Number: HPA 06-508
Address: 3425 Prospect Street, NW
Owner(s): Ralph and Nancy Taylor -
Description: Repair and reinstallation of front steps, replacement landing, modifications to existing fence - Permit and Public Space Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit and Public Space Permit for proposed repair and re-installation of historic Aquia Creek sandstone steps and new Ohio buff sandstone landing with new iron railing, and for modifications to existing iron fences on front and side yards. Note: Because application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 06-296
HPA Number: HPA 06-512
Address: 3315 Cady's Alley, NW
Owner(s): East Banc: Relish, Design within Reach, Bulthaup - Collectibles Gallery, Illuminations, Leopold's Café
Description: Sign scheme with projecting banners and signs - existing - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: The Commission regrets that signs and banners were installed without permits. Existing "Leopold's Café" banner at 3318 M Street must be removed no later than 28 February 2007 and replaced with previously approved banner (O.G. 03-028). Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for three existing projecting banners featuring "Relish" at 3312 Cady's Alley. No objection to issuance of permit(s) for: existing banner "Design Within Reach" at 3307 Cady's Alley; existing projecting banner "Leopold's Café" at 3315 Cady's Alley; existing wall-mounted sign "Collectibles Gallery" at 3320 Cady's Alley; existing projecting aluminum sign "Illuminations" at 3323 Cady's Alley; and existing sign comprised of pin-mounted letters "Bulthaup" at 3324 Cady's Alley as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 23 October 2006. Note: Because application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 06-297
HPA Number: HPA 06-513
Address: 1069 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Polo Ralph Lauren - RRL & Co.
Description: Sign scheme, including projecting sign and on show window, planter box - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign scheme comprised of projecting sign and graphics on show window and entry door reading "RRL & Co.", for new planter box and for repair of existing iron stoop as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 8 November 2006. Note: Because application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 06-298
HPA Number: HPA 06-514
Address: 1645 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Equity Appreciation Partners - Williams-Addison House and Residences ("Friendly Estate")
Description: Replacement-in-kind of slate roof, replacement copper roof - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement-in-kind of existing roof using Buckingham slate on Mansard roof and either copper or Kaynar finish metal on roof of rear wing as shown in supplemental information received and dated 22 November 2006. Note: Because application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 06-303
HPA Number: HPA 06-519
Address: 2800 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Aubrey Sarvis -
Description: Alterations to window well and new window opening at basement level - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to window and door at basement entrance, and for new window opening on front facade at basement PROVIDED new window and well match dimensions of existing window and well, as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 9 November 2006. Note: Because application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 06-304
HPA Number: HPA 06-520
Address: 2901 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Wachovia Bank -
Description: Replacement windows and doors - in progress - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: The Commission regrets that the windows and doors were replaced without review or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for existing replacement insulated windows and doors at first floor PROVIDED existing oversized "Wachovia" sign on M Street facade, which was NOT approved, is removed. See previous recommendation on signage (O.G. 04-117). File new submission of working drawings, including details and dimensions, for sign scheme of one sign no larger than 12-inches high on each facade, with separate permit application for review by the Commission when ready. Note: Because application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 06-305
HPA Number: HPA 06-521
Address: 1675 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Stephen Goldsmith -
Description: One-story addition at second floor level over side wing, one-story rear addition at first floor level, and enclosure of rear porch - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed one-story addition at second floor above side wing, for one story rear addition at first floor, and for enclosure of rear porch. New slate and brick must match existing materials. Working drawings conform to approved concept. See previous Recommendation O.G. 06-260. Note: Because application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 06-306
HPA Number: HPA 06-522
Address: 3315-3319 Cady's Alley, NW
Owner(s): East Banc -
Description: Alterations to storefront and sign - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to storefronts and for wall mounted sign reading "Leopold Lounge". File new submission of detailed drawings, including dimensions, and separate permit application for sign scheme for 3319 Cady's Alley for review by the Commission when ready. Note: Because application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 06-309
HPA Number: HPA 06-525
Address: 3047 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Catherine Margaret Skallerup -
Description: Two-story rear addition, retaining wall and stairs at rear, new front driveway and parking pad (existing curb-cut), replacement front garden walls - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST concept of alterations for front yard parking pad which is not appropriate to the character of the historic district. No objection to concept design for proposed two-story rear addition and alterations to rear yard which will not be visible from a 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. 06-311
HPA Number: H.P.A. 06-527
Address: 3221 Volta Place, NW
Owner(s): Jeffrey and Cheryl Busch -
Description: One-story rear and side addition, garden wall and third floor dormer - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to the concept design for proposed one-story rear and side addition with a shed roof, alterations for window openings on alley wall and for addition of a dormer as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 15 November 2006. Proposed skylights were NOT approved. 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. 06-313
HPA Number: HPA 06-505
Address: 1070 30th Street, NW
Owner(s): Steven Luu and Cam L Luu - camlai hair nail skin care
Description: Pella storm door with sign - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign comprised of 3-inch vinyl letters, "Camlai", applied to glass of new storm door PROVIDED frame of storm door is wood rather than aluminum. Note: Because application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

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OG Number: O.G. 06-314
HPA Number: HPA 06-532
Address: 1524 34th Street, NW
Owner(s): Garawski and Lefferts -
Description: Replacement roof - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit on 20 September 2006 indicate that proposed roof replacement will not be visible from a public thoroughfare. Refer to the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board.

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Last Modified: December 1, 2006