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Old Georgetown Appendix
21 October 2010

OG Number: O.G. 10-174
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-304
Address: 3059 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Addition of second floor to garage with connecting bridge - Concept design development

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed addition of second floor to garage at rear with connecting bridge as shown in supplemental drawings dated 23 September 2010. File new submission of complete set of working drawings, including site plan; landscape plan; existing, demolition and proposed plans and elevations, sections; details and dimensions; documentation on solar panels; and cut-sheets for wood windows, door and light fixtures; with permit application for review by the Commission.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-212
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-378
Address: 3068 M Street, NWCommercial
Owner(s):  -
Description: Sign for Verizon Wireless - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: The Commission regrets that the awning was installed prior to review or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign which will replace awning with lettering no taller than 12 inches high reading "Verizon Wireless" pin-mounted through mortar joints, and for vinyl letters no taller than 4 inches high reading "Go Wireless / Premium Retailer" applied on glass at top of shop window as shown in supplemental drawings dated 6 October 2010. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design made during DCRA technical review must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-213
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-382
Address: 2500 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Gateway Georgetown Condominiums -
Description: Roof top antenna dish for T-Mobile - Permit – revised design

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed installation of a dish antenna for T-Mobile mounted on 8-ft-tall pole and painted light grey. Submitted supplemental drawings dated 27 September 2010 and a site visit of 24 September indicate that dish antenna in new location in the center of the roof will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the installation made during DCRA technical review that would make the solar panels visible from public thoroughfare must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit. Recommend Gateway Georgetown coordinate with various providers with antennas on the roof to develop a more appropriate design for screening of existing antennas.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-230
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-398
Address: 3411 Prospect Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: 2-story rear addition, side in-fill, alterations, garage - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for 2-story rear addition and in-fill of dog leg as shown in supplemental drawings dated 24 September 2010. No objection to general concept for alterations and for reconstruction of garage PROVIDED no damage to root zone of rear yard Magnolia tree. Recommend extension of garage to the north to align with other garages on alley and a standing seam metal roof. Recommend casement or awning windows for lower level that would not need window wells at planter. Recommend use of lap wood siding rather than the proposed hardi plank siding to replace asbestos siding. Recommend double-hung windows at rear and operable wood shutters on front facade. Recommend resurfacing CMU wall along garden. File new submission of complete set of working drawings, including site plan; landscape plan; existing, demolition and proposed plans and elevations; sections, details and dimensions; and cut-sheets for wood windows, doors, siding and light fixtures, with permit application for review by the Commission.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-248
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-416
Address: 1306 36th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: 2-story rear addition, replace front door - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed rear addition and window and door alterations to Victorian residence as shown in drawings dated 29 September 2010. Recommend further study of window light proportions, steel elements, and canopy over balcony. File new submission of working drawings, including details, dimensions, and cut-sheets, with permit application for review by the Commission.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-250
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-418
Address: 1855 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Retail -
Description: Back-lit illuminated sign scheme for Unleashed by Petco - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed back-lit sign reading "Unleashed by Petco" on hanging sign box as shown in supplemental drawings dated 22 September 2010 which indicate sign box matches design previously approved in concept. No objection to applied logo on glass of shop window provided there is no lettering. Temporary sign to be installed for a time period not to exceed 30 days. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design made during DCRA technical review must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-252
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-420
Address: 3277 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Retail / Restaurant -
Description: Three banners and signs for Morso Express – existing - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: The Commission regrets that banners were installed prior to review or permit. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing banners reading "Morso" and "Morso Express" and for existing light fixtures with exposed electric conduit on face of walls, all of which must be removed no later than 31 December 2010. Note: additional green banners on this building were installed prior to review or permit, were not approved and must be removed no later than 31 December 2010. Recommend a coordinated effort from the building owner and tenants to design a sign scheme appropriate to the historic district, i.e. pin-mounted letters mounted to wall above shop windows. File a concept application of alternate sign scheme for review by the Commission.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-256
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-460
Address: 1614 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Retail -
Description: Post mounted sign for Birdie Club - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign scheme composed of two 12" x 24" signs for "Birdy Club" and "Presse Bookstore" mounted on existing pole. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design made during DCRA technical review must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-257
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-461
Address: 3232 Volta Place, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Replacement metal roof with copper standing seam - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of tin roof with a standing seam copper roof to match detailing and profile of existing roof as part of work to replace damaged sheathing as shown in supplemental drawings dated 22 September 2010. Note: file separate permit application for alterations to shed at end of driveway, completed prior to review or permit, for review by the Commission.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-259
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-463
Address: 1243 33rd Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Remove stucco, replace windows and door, alterations - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for removal of stucco to expose original wood siding. Recommend AGAINST replacement of wood windows on front facade, which must be repaired – recommend use of storm windows. Recommend AGAINST concept of installing slate or flagstone on front stairs – recommend repair and or reconstruction of brick stairs with a square corner at first step. No objection to concept design for replacement of entry door with a four panel wood door and for new light fixture. Recommend operable wood shutters sized appropriately to cover window when closed. Recommend removal of stucco for exploratory evaluation of existing siding prior to continuing work. File new submission of documentation of findings and proposed treatment for existing or new wood siding with a permit application for review by the Commission.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-260
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-466
Address: 1855 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Retail -
Description: Back-lit sign for Verizon Wireless - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed back-lit sign reading "Verizon Wireless" on hanging sign box as shown in supplemental drawings dated 23 September 2010 which indicate sign box matches design previously approved in concept. No objection to vinyl letters no taller than 4 inches high reading 'Go Wireless / Premium Retailer"applied on glass of shop window. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design made during DCRA technical review must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-261
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-468
Address: 3212 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Commercial -
Description: Alterations to approved design - Revision to Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed revision to permit for alterations to approved design, including modifications to the roof, fenestration, slope of shed roof at hyphen, and new window on side wall of main historic block of building as shown in supplemental drawings dated 23 September and 27 October 2010. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design made during DCRA technical review must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-263
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-470
Address: 1319 34th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Metal fence along alley - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed 42-inch-high iron fence on property line along side alley PROVIDED fence is returned behind the planter to meet side wall of building. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design made during DCRA technical review must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-265
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-472
Address: 3307 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Commercial -
Description: Sign scheme and alterations for CB2 - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations and sign scheme including new storefront entrance and glazing, decorative grilles in front of existing granite base, alterations to loading dock at rear, rails for new sign reading CB2 above entrance, and for parking sign on Bank St with letters no taller than 12 inches high as shown in supplemental drawings dated 21 October 2010. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design made during DCRA technical review must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-266
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-473
Address: 3338 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Commercial -
Description: Back-lit sign for City Sports - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed back-lit sign composed of 12-inch-high letters reading City Sports with a red backer panel around letters ONLY as shown in drawings dated 12 October 2010 provided anchors are installed through mortar joints ONLY. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design made during DCRA technical review must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-267
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-474
Address: 3031 Cambridge Place, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Door surround and shutters - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed new door surround and installation of shutters which are not appropriate or historically accurate on this building, part of a row of six houses built in 1910, which should be retained as is.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-268
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-475
Address: 1617 35th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Replacement windows, alterations, trellis and fence - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to rear, including replacement of sliding doors at second floor level with casement windows, alterations to one-story rear addition, garden fences and paving rear yard PROVIDED pavers are installed on a pervious sand and gravel base, as shown in supplemental information dated 5 October 2010, rather than on a concrete slab which was not approved. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design made during DCRA technical review must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-271
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-481
Address: 1626 32nd Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: 1-story rear addition, replacement windows - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to rear, including one-story addition and replacement of second floor windows with casement windows as shown in supplemental drawings dated 29 September 2010. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design made during DCRA technical review must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-272
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-481
Address: 3413 Dent Place, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Spiral stair at rear - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 22 September 2010 indicate that proposed spiral stair at rear will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-273
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-482
Address: 1300 30th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Roof deck over two-story rear wing, gas lanterns, shutters - Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend against concept design for proposed roof terrace and gas lights. No objection to concept design for one electrical light at door and operable shutters throughout. File new submission of working drawings, including details, dimensions, and cut-sheets, with permit application for review by the Commission.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-274
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-483
Address: 1300 30th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Replacement dormer, window wells on N St - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for new window well on south elevation to match projection of existing window well within fenced planter bed, for alterations to existing basement window; and for reconstruction of northern dormer to match size and detailing of southern dormer on east elevation as shown in supplemental drawings dated 29 September 2010. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design made during DCRA technical review must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-275
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-484
Address: 3062 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Replacement windows - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit to remove vinyl windows on front and rear of residence and replace with new custom made wood double-hung windows to replicate profile and detailing of existing wood windows as shown in supplemental information dated 1 October 2010. Original wood windows will be repaired and retained.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-276
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-485
Address: 1642 29th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Rear Pergola - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed steel and cedar pergola at rear of residence as shown in drawings dated 17 September 2010. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design made during DCRA technical review must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-277
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-487
Address: 3268 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence -
Description: Swimming pool - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 22 September 2010 indicate that proposed in-ground swimming pool will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board. Note: garage structure under construction exceeds scope of work for approved design reviewed under case O.G. 10-034 and must be submitted under a separate application for revision to permit no later than the 10 November 2010 deadline for review by the Commission.

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OG Number: O.G. 10-281
HPA Number: H.P.A. 10-503
Address: 3306 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Retail -
Description: Back-lit sign, banner for Design Within Reach - Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed back-lit sign reading "Design Within Reach" on M Street facade and for 1'-8" x 8'-6" banner on Cady's Alley as shown in supplemental drawings dated 5 October 2010. Brackets no longer in use will be removed. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design made during DCRA technical review must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.

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Last Modified: November 1, 2010