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Old Georgetown Appendix
19 June 2008

OG Number: O.G. 08-045
HPA Number: HPA 08-066
Address: 1023 Cecil Place, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Two-story rear addition, remove rear wall, replacement windows - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Concept design was not approved. Case has been inactive for a period of time.

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OG Number: O.G. 08-094
HPA Number: HPA 08-150
Address: 1552 33rd Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Partial demolition, north addition, alterations - Concept – revised design

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed alterations and additions to north facade as shown in supplemental drawings dated 22 May 2008. Recommend retention of arched opening on west facade. 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. 08-131
HPA Number: HPA 08-214
Address: 1611 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Commerce Bank -
Description: Two scrim banners with lettering on temporary construction fence - Public Space Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Case was withdrawn by written request of applicant.

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OG Number: O.G. 08-133
HPA Number: HPA 08-216
Address: 1611 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Commerce Bank -
Description: Replace retaining wall along Suter's Lane - Public Space Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of Public Space permit for proposed brick-faced retaining wall matching brick on houses on Suter's Lane to replace failing retaining wall, and for proposed landscaping in front of wood board fence, as shown in supplemental drawings dated 11 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. 08-135
HPA Number: HPA 08-218
Address: 3045 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Residential - multi-family -
Description: Replace windows, enlarge areaway, raising roofs, skylights, HVAC—in-progress - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: The Commission regrets that work was initiated prior to review or permit. No objection to concept design for proposed alterations, window replacements, new window openings, excavation of areaway at rear, and repair of brick garden walls as shown in supplemental drawings dated 27 May and 5 June 2008 which indicate new window on west facade deleted, and no vents or alterations to the front facade. Recommend smaller window openings on historic rear wall, three windows without raised panels on east facade to retain character of enclosed porch, and that louvers to screen roof mechanical units be reversed. Review of proposed replacement of windows on west facade is pending further documentation of existing conditions. File new submission of working drawings, including details and dimensions, product information and cut-sheets, with permit before 14 August 2008 deadline for review at the Old Georgetown Board meeting of 4 September 2008.

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OG Number: O.G. 08-156
HPA Number: HPA 08-242
Address: 3307 M Street, NW
Owner(s): East Banc, Inc -
Description: Alterations to entry door - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to entry doors a shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 10 June 2008 which indicate new storefront and decorative steel beam to match detailing of 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. 08-169
HPA Number: HPA 08-261
Address: 3015 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Mon Cherie -
Description: Storefront alterations, remove bays, new glass wall - Concept – revised design

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed alterations to storefront as shown in supplemental drawings dated 16 June 2008 which indicate a new cornice retaining the height of bay and original transoms which contribute to the character of this historic building. 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. 08-176
HPA Number: HPA 08-271
Address: 1645 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Williams Addison - Oak Crest / Friendly Estate
Description: Perimeter fence and retaining wall, alterations to front steps - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed perimeter fence as shown in supplemental drawings dated 17 June 2008 which indicate a brick retaining wall no taller than 2-ft high with cast iron fence on west property line with a return wall no taller than 10-in high to align with front facade of house, a 7-ft high wood fence to the north and south, a 7-ft high iron fence on rear portion of north property line, a brick garden wall no taller than 8'-6" high to the east, two post mounted gas lanterns no taller than 18-inches high; reconstruction of front steps on new foundation to match existing condition and re-using existing steps and railing, and retention of paving on walkway to entry door. 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. 08-179
HPA Number: HPA 08-267
Address: 1645 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Williams Addison - Oak Crest / Friendly Estate
Description: New two-car garage - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed two-car garage off Avon Lane as shown in supplemental drawings dated 17 June 2008 which indicate a garage footprint no wider than 23-ft wide, located as far east as possible, built with Helical Piers footers with structural grade beam no deeper than 6-in below grade to protect mature specimen oak tree which, as part of the historical landscape, contributes to the character of the historic landmark property. 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. 08-185
HPA Number: HPA 08-284
Address: 3255 Grace Street, NW
Owner(s): Western Development -
Description: Sign - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign composed of letters no taller than 3-inches high reading "Western Development Corporation" and logo on sign panel above door, and for plaque with building address attached on mortar joints of brick wall. 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. 08-187
HPA Number: HPA 08-286
Address: 3160 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Replacement front and basement doors – existing - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: The Commission regrets that work was completed prior to review or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to existing mahogany door for replacement of upper panel and oval beaded glass with a rectangular wood or glass panel as shown in supplemental drawings dated 26 June 2008. No objection to replace door, if alteration is not possible, with one that matches approved design. Existing front entry door is inappropriate to this historic house and the district. Alterations to door must be completed no later than 30 September 2008. No objection to existing basement door which is partially screened from view by metal stoop. 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. 08-188
HPA Number: HPA 08-183
Address: 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Four Seasons Hotel -
Description: Addition of exhaust enclosure, in-fill addition at first floor level - Permit – revised design

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations, including brick enclosure of exhaust vent to the roof, in-fill additions, alterations to facade on C& O Canal, and new entrance storefronts. 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. 08-189
HPA Number: HPA 08-??
Address: 2807-2809 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Taj of India -
Description: Sidewalk cafe - Public Space Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of Public Space permit for proposed sidewalk cafe. Submitted materials are not accurate and are insufficient for permit review. File new submission of accurate drawings reflecting available space, with dimensions and details, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

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OG Number: O.G. 08-190
HPA Number: HPA 08-??
Address: 3024 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Lower Basement floor, rear addition at basement level, underpinning - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 23 May 2008 indicate that proposed rear addition at basement level, underpinning, and lowering of grade at rear yard will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board. 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. 08-192
HPA Number: HPA 08-289
Address: 3325 Prospect Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: New gate at historic Wormley School - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed brick arch, iron gate and 23-inches high gas lanterns PROVIDED brick arch is aligned with front wall of historic Wormley School. 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. 08-193
HPA Number: HPA 08-290
Address: 1613 35th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Demolish existing garage, build new garage - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed razing of existing garage and for new two-car garage. Recommend further study of treatment of blank wall space above garage door. 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. 08-194
HPA Number: HPA 08-291
Address: 3422 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Rear addition at second floor, repair roof - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed rear addition at the second floor level or to repair of roof. 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. 08-195
HPA Number: HPA 08-292
Address: 1314 28th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Rear porch alterations - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for new porch enclosure and trellis at rear as show in supplemental drawings received and dated 22 May 2008. Note is made that the Foundation for the Preservation of Historic Georgetown holds an easement on this property. 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. 08-198
HPA Number: HPA 08-??
Address: 3024 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Alterations to front basement entrance, rebuild front stoop, alterations to basement window openings and window wells, light fixtures, relocation of gas meter to exterior - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to areaway for basement entrance, to door and window openings, and to window wells as shown in supplemental drawings dated 17 June 2008 which indicate existing front stoop with original stone materials on new foundation, and light fixtures no taller than 14-inches 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. 08-199
HPA Number: HPA 08-296
Address: 3206 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Neyla -
Description: Repair and relocate sign - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for repair and relocation of existing sign as shown in drawings dated 16 May 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. 08-201
HPA Number: HPA 08-298
Address: 1312 33rd Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Rear addition, replace damaged wood siding – in progress - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: The Commission regrets that the wood siding was removed prior to review or permit. No objection to general concept design for one-story rear addition at second floor level, replacement roof deck at rear, replacement of termite-damaged wood siding to match original wood siding on front facade and for repair of existing historic windows on front and side facades as shown in supplemental drawings dated 22 May 2008. Recommend further study of a door surround that is historically appropriate rather than existing door surround. File new submission of working drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application before 14 August 2008 deadline for review at the Old Georgetown Board meeting of 4 September 2008.

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OG Number: O.G. 08-202
HPA Number: HPA 08-299
Address: 1609 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Side door alteration - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed alteration to side door at second floor terrace. 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. 08-203
HPA Number: HPA 08-300
Address: 3128 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Replace existing fence and gate - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement-in-kind of existing wood fence, and of vehicular gates and pedestrian gate on side yard as shown in supplemental drawings dated 29 May 2008 which indicate that material is white cedar, and that existing posts will remain. Iron gates were 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. 08-204
HPA Number: HPA 08-301
Address: 2731 Dumbarton Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Replace basement vinyl window with wood - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: The Commission regrets that the basement windows were replaced without review or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of existing vinyl slider windows with wood awning windows to fit masonry opening. 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. 08-206
HPA Number: HPA 08-304
Address: 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Four Seasons Hotel -
Description: Alterations, enclosure of walkway at corner with 29th St - Concept – revised design

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for enclosure of walkway under new roof terrace along 29th St, addition at courtyard, and alterations to storefronts on Pennsylvania Avenue. 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. 08-207
HPA Number: HPA 08-305
Address: 2459 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: New garage and garden walls - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed two-car garage PROVIDED all CMU walls are parged as shown in supplemental drawings dated 12 June 2008 which indicate custom-made wood garage door. 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. 08-208
HPA Number: HPA 08-306
Address: 3007 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Reface concrete steps with brick veneer, repair iron railings - Permit - existing

RECOMMENDATION: The Commission regrets that the work was initiated prior to review or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to front stoop for new brick facing to match front stoop of adjoining property at 3009 P Street, NW as shown in supplemental drawings dated 5 June 2008, PROVIDED height of existing door threshold is not reduced. Original railing will be repaired and re-installed. 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. 08-209
HPA Number: HPA 08-307
Address: 2815 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Le Pain Quotidien -
Description: Outdoor seating at rear—existing - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials dated 16 May 2008 and a site visit on 22 May 2008 indicated that proposed seating at rear will not be visible from a public thoroughfare. Refer to Historic Preservation Review Board.

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OG Number: O.G. 08-215
HPA Number: HPA 08-333
Address: 3700 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown University - Science Center
Description: Excavation, sheeting and shoring, foundation-to-grade and site work - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed excavation, sheeting and shoring, foundation-to-grade and site work in coordination with construction of new Science Center building under separate review (O.G. 08-159). Applicants are aware that final permit review of building above grade may impact on underground work. 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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Last Modified: July 3, 2008