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Old Georgetown Appendix
15 November 2012

OG Number: O.G. 12–320
HPA Number: H.P.A. 12–537
Address: 1518 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: 1–story rear addition and alterations – Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed one–story rear addition and alterations, including replacement windows at rear, French doors, and regarding of side yard as shown in supplemental drawings dated 18 October 2012 which indicate a rectangular footprint and shed roof sloping to rear. File new submission of construction drawings, including details, dimensions and landscape plan, with permit application for review by the Commission.



OG Number: O.G. 12–340
HPA Number: H.P.A. 12–557
Address: 1424 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Commercial –
Description: Reconstruction of collapsed building, addition of third floor – Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST concept design for proposed third floor addition in front of building which is not appropriate to the scale of the two–story building and not compatible with the historic character of the block. File new submission for the repair / reconstruction of the storefront and of the rear of the building to match conditions existing prior to the collapse of the rear of the building.



OG Number: O.G. 12–354
HPA Number: H.P.A. 12–589
Address: 3251 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Commercial –
Description: Replace front windows – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replication / replacement of existing window with all–wood upper sash to match dimensions, detailing and profile of existing, and for new comparable lower sash as shown in supplemental drawings dated 13 November 2012. Brickmould must be replicated to match existing profile and dimensions. 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.



OG Number: O.G. 12–366
HPA Number: H.P.A. 12–603
Address: 2908 Dumbarton Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Skylight – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials, mock–up and a site visit of 14 November 2012 indicate that proposed pyramidal skylight will not be visible from a public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board. Any subsequent modifications to the design made during DCRA Technical Review must be re–submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.



OG Number: O.G. 12–370
HPA Number: H.P.A. 12–627
Address: 1232 Potomac Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Reface brick stoop (south and east face), new front door – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for new 4–panel painted wood door and removing and re–facing exterior course of brick stoop on south and east sides; new brick to match existing brick in terms of size, profile, and texture. Any subsequent modifications to the design made during DCRA Technical Review must be re–submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.



OG Number: O.G. 13–001
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–005
Address: 1533 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Commercial –
Description: Alterations, rear addition – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for refurbishment of front projecting bay with black tile base and new glass transom, repair of existing 6/6 wood windows on south elevation of ell, new two–story butt–glazed rear addition, and site alterations as shown in supplemental drawings dated 21 November 2012. Mechanical equipment not to be visible from street. 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.



OG Number: O.G. 13–002
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–006
Address: 1815 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Retail –
Description: Sign scheme for "Noodles & Company" – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign scheme composed of back–lit lettering reading "Noodles & Company" pin–mounted to mortar joints and for woven fabric shed awnings located within masonry openings as shown in supplemental drawings dated 18 October 2012 which indicate internal sign placed 18 inches behind the glass, no lettering on awnings, and body of text of sign to be no taller than 12 inches. 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.



OG Number: O.G. 13–003
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–007
Address: 1815 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Retail –
Description: Roof top mechanical equipment – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials dated 18 October 2012 and an inspection on 2 May 2012 of a mock–up installation on site in association with review of concept application under case O.G. 12–104 indicate that proposed mechanical equipment will be located where it will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the design made during DCRA Technical Review that would make the roof top mechanical equipment visible must be re–submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.



OG Number: O.G. 13–004
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–004
Address: 1310 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Hotel –
Description: Alterations to windows for new HVAC system – Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend AGAINST concept design for alterations to windows to include a grille of a Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) unit on each window. No objection to the concept of replacing the existing aluminum windows with windows appropriate to the character of the building. Recommend a heating and cooling system that will not require modifications to the windows.



OG Number: O.G. 13–005
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–008
Address: 3001–3007 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Mixed–use: retail / residential –
Description: Exterior exhaust duct – Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed exhaust vent clad in brick as shown in supplemental drawings dated 18 October 2012 which indicate height of chimney no taller than 30 inches. Erect a mock–up of chimney for review by the Commission. File new submission of construction drawings, including details, dimensions structural and mechanical drawings with permit application for review by the Commission.



OG Number: O.G. 13–006
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–009
Address: 3320 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Commercial –
Description: Sign scheme for "Maxalto" and "Boffi" – Permit

DRAFT RECOMMENDATION: The Commission regrets that the oversized Boffi sign on storefront and the listing of cities were installed not in compliance with previous recommendations. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed second sign of back–lit letters reading "Maxalto." No objection to replacing the back–lit sign reading "Boffi" above the entrance doors with back–lit letters no taller than 12 inches high and pin–mounted through mortar joints. The oversized sign applied to glazing on show window must be reduced to letters no taller than 12 inches high and the listing of cities on the bay window must be removed no later than 31 January 2013 to conform to previous recommendations. See cases O.G. 10–185, O.G. 11–181 and O.G. 11–256.



OG Number: O.G. 13–007
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–010
Address: 3222 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown Park –
Description: Storefront alterations, sign scheme for "J. Crew" – Permit

DRAFT RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed new wood doors, black metal panels, and black fabric awning with 6 inches–tall letters reading "J.Crew" on M Street and metal doors, enlarged glass sidelights, transom with maximum 11 inches–tall lettering, and black metal panels at West elevation per drawings dated 15 November 2012. 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.



OG Number: O.G. 13–008
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–011
Address: 1215 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown Post Office –
Description: Demolish and re–build rear wall – Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for partial demolition of stone and brick wall along south and east property lines of the Old Post Office site and reconstruction to match existing. Salvaged brick and stone must be used on reconstruction. Accurate documentation of existing wall must be prepared prior to filing permit application.



OG Number: O.G. 13–009
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–012
Address: 1700 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Residential – (Dumbarton Oaks)
Description: Rear and roof additions, alterations, site work – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed brick third floor addition, brick and copper rear addition, and new copper penthouse, aluminum windows and doors with simulated divided lights, copper front entrance canopy, fabric awnings with black aluminum frames, granite and brick garden walls with teak gates, paved and illuminated parking area as shown in supplemental drawings dated 13 November 2012 which indicate shielded lights below copper projecting bays. Mechanical equipment is not to be visible from streets. Erect material sample panels to be approved by Commission prior to ordering of materials. 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.



OG Number: O.G. 13–010
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–013
Address: 3000 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Hotel –
Description: Repave asphalt driveway, brick stairs; waterproofing – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed exterior work associated with waterproofing work at the Latham Hotel including the removal and reconstruction of the asphalt driveway, the brick stairs and wall, the concrete curbs, the lower section of EIFS on the entrance surround and the three lower courses of brick at the base of the walls and piers PROVIDED finish surfaces match existing detailing and that existing brick on stairs and walls is salvaged and re–used, with replacement of damaged bricks to match existing only where needed. New mortar must match composition, color and profile of existing. 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.



OG Number: O.G. 13–011
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–014
Address: 1401, 1403, 1411, 1413, 1415 and 1417 37th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residences –
Description: Solar panels – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed installation of solar panels as shown in supplemental drawings dated 13 November 2012 which indicate conduits on rear walls will be painted to match the color of the wall and relocated behind architectural features to reduce visibility. 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.



OG Number: O.G. 13–014
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–017
Address: 1227 34th Street, NW
Owner(s): Commercial –
Description: Sign scheme for "H.L. Poling & Sons," replace doors, light fixtures – Concept

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Concept application for alterations and sign scheme for "H.L. Poling & Sons" was withdrawn by written request of applicant.



OG Number: O.G. 13–015
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–023
Address: 1558 34th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residential –
Description: Garden wall repair – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without action. August site visit and revised plans indicating new brick piers on interior face of brick garden wall would not be visible from public thoroughfare; for previous garden permit approval see O.G. 12–326.

Last Modified: November 29, 2012