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Old Georgetown Appendix
17 July 2008

OG Number: O.G. 06-073
HPA Number: HPA 06-112
Address: 3108 M Street, NW
Owner(s): P & C Art Gallery -
Description: Addition of second floor at rear and alterations - Permit – revision to permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed addition of second floor at rear and for alterations as shown in supplemental drawings dated 11 July 2008 which indicate extension of existing chimney, and elimination of windows on side walls as per DCRA review. Mechanical equipment will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Note: Because the 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. 08-086
HPA Number: HPA 08-142
Address: 3259 R Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Partial demolition of 1959 addition, side and rear addition, alterations to site, swimming pool - Concept – revised design

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to general concept for massing and footprint of proposed side and rear addition as shown in supplemental drawings dated 25 June 2008. Recommend further study of detailing of facade treatment including Mansard roof projection, panels below window sills, and blanked window. Request reduction of the amount of demolition of the original exterior wall at the northwest corner of the wing which, as proposed, is not appropriate. File new submission of design development drawings, including additional detailing and site work, with concept application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 08-115
HPA Number: HPA 08-185
Address: 2819 M Street, NW
Owner(s): CVS Pharmacy -
Description: Alterations to storefront, replacement windows, new signs and awnings - Permit – revised design

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed steel window and door replacements, awning, and relocated sign as shown in supplemental drawings dated 14 July 2008. Note: Because the 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. 08-152
HPA Number: HPA 08-235
Address: 2511 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Rock Creek Gardens -
Description: Alterations to entry porch; replacement windows – in progress - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: The Commission regrets that replacement windows were installed prior to review and without a permit. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing and proposed replacement windows which are not appropriate to this historic building and adversely impact its character. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed alterations to porch and facade at entrance. Original structural glass must be repaired or replicated. A separate permit application for replacement windows using steel double-hung or casement windows with detailing to match original must be submitted prior to 14 August 2008 deadline for review at the Old Georgetown Board meeting of 4 September, to bring windows into compliance. Recommend further study to replace existing porch canopy.

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OG Number: O.G. 08-174
HPA Number: HPA 08-266
Address: 3268 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: 2-story rear and dog-leg in-fill addition - Concept – revised design

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST concept design for proposed two-story rear addition and in-fill of dog leg as shown in supplemental drawings dated 20 June 2008. Size and scale of proposed addition overwhelms the small contributing historic building.

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OG Number: O.G. 08-183
HPA Number: HPA 08-239
Address: 3251 Prospect Street, NW
Owner(s): Prospect Place -
Description: Three new condensers on roof - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Concept case for three new rooftop condensers was superseded by new concept application under case O.G. 08-229.

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OG Number: O.G. 08-184
HPA Number: HPA 08-283
Address: 3138 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Alterations to rear facade - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to rear facade as shown on supplemental drawings dated 25 June 2008 which indicate Andersen vinyl-clad wood windows with half screens, and wood French doors, all with -inch simulated-divided-lites; and double over lapped Hardie-plank beaded lap siding PROVIDED the smooth finish is used. The alterations to the existing deck were removed from this permit application. Note: Because the 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. 08-210
HPA Number: HPA 08-308
Address: 3068 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Commercial -
Description: Replacement windows and new HVAC - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for HVAC replacement and proposed wood window replacements at front second and third floors, and entire rear elevation as shown in supplemental drawings dated 16 July 2008. Note: Because the 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. 08-211
HPA Number: HPA 08-313
Address: 3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown University - MedStar Hospital
Description: Oxygen Tank Courtyard - Revision to Permit – metal enclosure behind concrete wall at end of courtyard; planting strip instead of sidewalk requested by Fire Marshall

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed revisions to approved design, most of which are located within courtyard and not visible from public thoroughfare, and to new planting bed to replace sidewalk. Design of enclosure of Oxygen Tank courtyard did not change from approved design. Note: Because the 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. 08-212
HPA Number: HPA 08-323
Address: 3025 M Street, NW
Owner(s): American Apparel -
Description: Sign scheme - Permit – revised design

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign scheme composed of pin-mounted letters on cornice and vinyl logo on window, both reading "American Apparel" and no taller than 6-in. high. Note: Because the 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. 08-213
HPA Number: HPA 08-324
Address: 3061 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Kate Spade -
Description: Projecting sign - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed projecting sign which is not appropriate to this storefront and the historic district.

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OG Number: O.G. 08-214
HPA Number: HPA 08-328
Address: 3000 K Street, NW
Owner(s): Washington Harbour -
Description: Roof mechanical equipment and screen - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed installation of mechanical equipment on the roof of Washington Harbour screened by louvers painted to match existing. Note: Because the 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. 08-216
HPA Number: HPA 08-334
Address: 3416 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Alterations and addition to carriage house off rear alley - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST concept design for alterations and addition to carriage house off rear alley which, as proposed, would adversely alter the contributing character of the existing structure. Recommend existing carriage house be repaired.

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OG Number: O.G. 08-217
HPA Number: HPA 08-335
Address: 1357 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Commercial -
Description: Three-story rear addition, sign scheme - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed three-story rear addition as shown in supplemental drawings dated July 2008 which indicate metal mesh railing at balconies and terraces, and metal garage doors to match Alucobond panels on walls. Signs on street facade, which were installed without review or permit, will be removed. Note: Because the 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. 08-218
HPA Number: HPA 08-336
Address: 3206 Grace Street, NW
Owner(s): Cyprus Air Showroom -
Description: Gate at rear service alley - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed gate at rear service alley. Gate must be stained or painted. Note: Because the 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. 08-220
HPA Number: HPA 08-338
Address: 3327 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Tulsi Holistic Living -
Description: Sign at second floor, sign at Bank St. awning - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign scheme as shown in supplemental drawings dated 23 June 2008 which indicate a sign panel below second floor window sills on M St. facade, and for lettering reading: "Tulsi Hollistic Living" applied to awning's valance facing on Bank St. Note: Because the 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. 08-221
HPA Number: HPA 08-339
Address: 1249 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Replacement stockade fence - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of stockade fence with a wood board fence as shown in supplemental drawings dated 27 June 2008. Fence must be stained or painted. Note: Because the 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. 08-222
HPA Number: HPA 08-340
Address: 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Four Seasons Hotel -
Description: Alterations, enclosure of walkway at corner with 29th St - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations, including: enclosure of walkway, addition at plaza entrance facing courtyard, new storefronts, canvas awnings within masonry openings, and plaques mounted on brick piers. Working drawings conform to approved concept design. See case O.G. 08-206. File new submissions for specific signs with permit applications for review by the Commission when ready. Note: Because the 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. 08-223
HPA Number: HPA 08-341
Address: 1609 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Side door alteration - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to side door as shown in supplemental drawings dated 25 June 2008. Working drawings conform to approved concept. See case O.G. 08-202. Note: Because the 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. 08-224
HPA Number: HPA 08-342
Address: 1609 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Alterations to window opening on side, replacement windows, alterations to rear doors - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to side window opening to match original condition, for alterations to rear (which will not be visible from public thoroughfare), and for replacement windows provided half-screens are used as shown in supplemental drawings dated 25 June 2008. Note: Because the 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. 08-227
HPA Number: HPA 08-345
Address: 1613 35th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Demolish existing garage, build new garage - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed razing of existing garage structure, which is not contributing to the historic district, and for construction of new garage structure as shown in supplemental drawings dated 18 June 2008. Note: Because the 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. 08-232
HPA Number: HPA 08-350
Address: 1552 33rd Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Partial demolition, north addition, alterations - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to windows, first floor addition at west, and north additions as shown in supplemental drawings dated 9 July 2008. Note: Because the 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. 08-233
HPA Number: HPA 08-351
Address: 3257 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: 2-story rear and side in-fill addition, alterations for front window wells - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST concept design for two-story rear addition as proposed. In-fill addition of side yard will adversely impact the historic structure and the neighborhood and was not approved. The window wells in the front of the house are not appropriate in this narrow sidewalk and were not approved. If a rear addition is to be pursued, recommend it be frame construction no wider than the existing rear ell and no taller than its eave.

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OG Number: O.G. 08-234
HPA Number: HPA 08-352
Address: 3419 R Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Wood board fence, trellis and gates for parking pad - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed 6-foot high wood fence and gates with lights as shown in supplemental drawings dated 9 July 2008. Note: Because the 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. 08-235
HPA Number: HPA 08-353
Address: 1614 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Presse Bookstore -
Description: Sign scheme - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign scheme for "Presse Bookstore" including sign panel on storefront and 2'x2' pole-mounted panel at sidewalk as shown in supplemental drawings dated 23 June 2008. Note: Because the 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. 08-236
HPA Number: HPA 08-327
Address: 1319 34th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Paving along alley - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed paving of side yard abutting alley with 8" x 10" Belgium blocks. Installation of shutters was deleted from this permit application. Note: Because the 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. 08-237
HPA Number: HPA 08-356
Address: 3412 Dent Place, NW
Owner(s): DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department - Engine Co #5
Description: Replacement door - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Property is owned and managed by the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department and will be reviewed as a direct submission. See Direct Submission Consent Calendar, case number: CFA 17/JUL/08-e for recommended action. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

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Last Modified: July 31, 2008