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Old Georgetown Appendix
16 May 2013

OG Number: O.G. 13–023
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–043
Address: 3424 Reservoir Road, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Replacement windows – existing – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: The Commission regrets that the windows in the historic building were replaced prior to review or permit. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing insulated windows with simulated–divided–light muntins on the front and side facades where they are visible from the street. Existing windows, which are not compatible with the historic character of this residence, one in a row of four with similar window trim, must be removed no later than 30 September 2013 and replaced with custom made single–glazed, double–hung, wood windows to replicate detailing, profile and trim of original windows. Recommend use of either exterior or interior storm windows. Recommend installation of operable louvered wood shutters sized to cover the window when closed. File new submission of detailed drawings and cut–sheets for new windows and shutters, with permit application no later than the deadline of 15 August 2013, for review by the Commission.



OG Number: O.G. 13–060
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–092
Address: 1637 34th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Solar panels – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed installation of solar panels on roof of rear dormer addition provided the panels will not be visible from public thoroughfare as shown in supplemental drawings dated 18 April 2013. Recommend AC disconnect box is located to the left of electric meter and screened with evergreen on planter. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design made during DCRA technical review that would make any aspect of the work visible must be re–submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.



OG Number: O.G. 13–070
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–121
Address: 1576 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Gas station –
Description: Sign scheme for "Shell" – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Recommend against issuance of permit for proposed sign scheme for "Shell" and alterations to gas station. Submitted materials are insufficient for review. The case has been inactive for an extended period of time. File a new submission at DCRA of detailed and dimensioned drawings for the proposed alterations and sign, for review by the Commission.



OG Number: O.G. 13–112
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–189
Address: 1645 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence – Williams–Addison House, also known as Oak Crest and Friendly Estate
Description: Paved terraces, paths, gates – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for gravel paths, bluestone terraces, and 6–foot wide wood gate per supplemental drawings dated 13 May 2013. 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. 13–129
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–220
Address: 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Owner(s): The Foundry –
Description: Back–lit sign for "Corepower Yoga" – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign composed of back–lit letters no taller than 12 inches high reading "Corepower Yoga" mounted to fascia above storefront glazing, and for lettering on exit door as shown in supplemental drawings dated dated 15 May 2013. All other window graphics signs applied to the glass were not approved, were crossed off the drawings and were deleted from this permit application. File a new submission at DCRA of detailed and dimensioned drawings for graphics for a directional sign for the entrance at the Foundry with permit application for review by the Commission. 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. 13–130
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–226
Address: 1615 Suter's Lane, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Alterations to door and windows at rear – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Supplemental information dated 15 April 2013 and a site visit on 16 April 2013 indicate that proposed alterations to the doors and windows at the first floor and basement on the rear fašade will not be visible from a public thoroughfare. Refer to Historic Preservation Review Board. The second floor windows, which are visible from Q Street, NW, are not included in the scope of this work.



OG Number: O.G. 13–136
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–235
Address: 1101 30th Street, NW
Owner(s): Office building –
Description: Alterations for new door and metal surround within arcade – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to curtain wall for new doors and for metal surround within arcade as shown in supplemental drawings dated 21 March 2013 PROVIDED mock–up of illuminated metal surround is erected for review by the Old Georgetown Board prior to ordering 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. 13–144
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–243
Address: 1671 35th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Alterations, replace siding – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed window and door alterations per supplemental drawings dated 15 May 2013, which indicate wood trim and wood siding to match original lap siding underneath aluminum siding as shown in supplemental photograph dated 7 May 2013. Approval is conditional on the removal of the existing aluminum siding. 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. 13–151
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–250
Address: 2739 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Reconstruct damaged brick wall, replace windows, metal fence – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for the repair of the masonry wall on bay, with salvaged brick or new brick to match dimensions and texture of existing brick where needed, and for repair/replacement of stone sills and belt course banding to match existing as shown in supplemental drawings dated 15 May 2013. Replacement windows are not included on the scope of the approved work and were deleted from this permit application. File new submission at DCRA of detailed and dimensioned drawings for both the existing and the proposed windows, with permit application for review by the Commission. No objection to issuance of permit for replication of the damaged metal fence to match remaining fence.



OG Number: O.G. 13–153
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–252
Address: 1201 28th Street, NW
Owner(s): Commercial –
Description: Sign for "DAS Ethiopian Restaurant" – Permit – revised design

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign composed of non–illuminated letters no taller than 12 inches high reading "DAS Ethiopian" with larger "A" tent logo mounted to the M Street facade below the sill of the second floor windows and for existing awning with lettering above the door on 28th Street. Existing banners, which were not approved, must be removed prior to the installation of the new sign and no later than 31 September 2013. 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. 13–155
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–260
Address: 1520 26th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Replacement fence at rear – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed 6 foot high vertical board fence with flat top as shown in supplemental drawings dated 22 April 2013 provided the supports face towards the yard and not public thoroughfare, and the fence is painted or stained with a solid opaque stain. 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. 13–156
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–273
Address: 3211 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Commercial –
Description: Sign for "Billy Reid" – Concept

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to concept design for proposed sign composed of 12 inch high pin–mounted letters reading "Billy Reid" as shown in supplemental drawings dated 23 April 2013, PROVIDED up–lighting LED fixture, which is not compatible with the character of the historic district and was not approved, is deleted. Sign may be back–lit with a halo–effect. File new submission at DCRA of detailed and dimensioned drawings for sign with permit application for review by the Commission.



OG Number: O.G. 13–158
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–279
Address: 3219 Volta Place, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Replacement metal roof – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit to replace tin roof with copper roof with 1" seams and matching pans, per supplemental information dated 1 May 2013; all unused vents to 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.



OG Number: O.G. 13–159
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–281
Address: 1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Owner(s): Commercial –
Description: Solar panels – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed installation of solar panels on roof provided solar panels are not be visible from the street as shown in supplemental drawings dated 22 April and 2 May 2013. 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. Note that awnings with signs and a blade sign were installed prior to review or permit. File new submission at DCRA with details and dimensions for all signs and awnings with permit application by the deadline of 15 August 2013 for review by the Commission.



OG Number: O.G. 13–160
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–283
Address: 1072 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Mixed–use commercial / residential –
Description: Replacement windows – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of windows with Norwood all–wood single glazed 6/1 windows on second floor and out–swing casement windows on third floor to match existing as shown in supplemental drawings dated 13 May 2013. One of each window type will be removed for Norwood to replicate detailing, 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. 13–161
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–284
Address: 1235 34th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Replacement windows – basement – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for the proposed replacement of basement windows with awning windows as shown in supplemental drawings dated 22 April 2013 which indicate interior screens. Brick mould must match the rest of the windows on the facade. 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. 13–162
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–285
Address: 3700 O Street, NW
Owner(s): Georgetown University – New South Student Center
Description: Alterations and site work – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for alterations to New South Student Center including new glass curtain wall, windows, skylight, doors, bronze architectural screen, stone retaining wall and terrace per drawings dated 12 April and 9 May 2013, which indicate light is minimized at loading dock, bollard lights are used below canopy, railing at west does not extend along the outboard edge of the retaining wall, and proposed mechanical equipment on roof is moved to the east. 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. 13–166
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–289
Address: 3015 Cambridge Place, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Replacement windows – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submission materials and a site visit on 16 April 2013 indicate that proposed window alterations at rear and side will not be visible from a public thoroughfare. Refer to Historic Preservation Review Board.



OG Number: O.G. 13–171
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–294
Address: 2802 P Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: One–story rear addition and balcony – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed one–story rear addition with basement as shown in supplemental drawings dated 13 May 2013 which indicate matching tri–partite configuration of the doors and side lights at both levels. 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. 13–172
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–295
Address: 1528 31st Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Replacement fence at rear, site lighting, alterations – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of fence at rear, and alterations to rear and south facades as shown in supplemental drawings dated 19 April and 13 May 2013 which indicate wood French doors and sidelights at rear, and no more than two downlight fixtures on rear fence, PROVIDED lite pattern of French doors and sidelights match. 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. 13–174
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–297
Address: 1220 29th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Replacement windows – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of 6/6 windows with Marvin Ultimate insulated double–hung 1/1 all–wood windows as shown in supplemental drawings dated 25 April 2013 and sample window documented on photographs dated 7 May 2013 provided color of window matches color of jamb track. Dimensions, profile and detailing of replacement windows must match detailing of original 1/1 windows found in other buildings on the row. Existing brick mould will be retained and repaired. The use of simulated–divided–lite grilles in a 6/6 pattern is not compatible with the character of the historic district, was not approved and this option was deleted from this permit application. 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. 13–175
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–298
Address: 3004 Q Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Replacement decking, rail, stair – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to proposed IPE railing, decking and gates on existing frame deck structure to be reinforced and metal gates below per drawings dated 12 April 2013. 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. 13–176
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–299
Address: 3203 R Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Remove pergolas at rear – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to removal of non–historic pergola adjacent to house, repair wood railing as required, and removal of non–historic garden pergola in northwest corner of property.



OG Number: O.G. 13–177
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–300
Address: 3279 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Commercial –
Description: Sign for "Buffalo Exchange" – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed wall mounted sign with lettering reading "Buffalo Exchange" and light fixture as shown in supplemental drawings dated 8 May 2013 provided all attachments are made through mortar joints and no electric conduit is visible on face of wall. Proposed options for banner and for blade sign were not approved and were deleted from this permit application. All existing light fixtures and exposed electric conduits must be removed as part of the scope of work on this permit. 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. 13–178
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–301
Address: 1718 34th Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Replace rear screen porch with 2–story addition – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed two–story rear addition to replace enclosed porch, as shown in supplemental drawings dated 14 May 2013 which indicate wood soffit and vent. Request mock–up of rooftop mechanical equipment and ductwork to confirm that it will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Approval is conditional on the removal of the proposed canopy and 2–story steel post to support it from the scope of the work. Canopy is not compatible with the character of the historic district. Existing windows on front facade will be repaired. 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. 13–179
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–302
Address: 3019 Dent Place, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Replace rear screen porch with 2–story addition – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed two–story rear addition to replace screened porch as shown in supplemental drawings dated 24 April and 13 May 2013 which indicate painted wood trim, siding and cladding and all-wood insulated casement windows with simulated–divided–lites. Submit cut–sheets /architectural detailing for wood casement windows that conform to approved design prior to ordering windows. Rooftop mechanical equipment must be located where it will not be visible from the public alley. 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. 13–182
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–305
Address: 3222 M Street, NW
Owner(s): Commercial –
Description: Banner for "Olivia Macaron" – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: No objection to issuance of permit for proposed woven fabric banner with lettering reading "Olivia Macaron" as shown in supplemental drawings dated 9 May 2013. Aluminum sign panel affixed to glass on transom above entry doors was not approved and was deleted from this permit application. File new submission at DCRA with detailed and dimensioned drawings for sign on transom to match detailing of previously approved sign for "J. Crew" facing on Potomac 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. 13–188
HPA Number: H.P.A. 13–325
Address: 3121 N Street, NW
Owner(s): Residence –
Description: Enclosed two–story rear porch and alterations – Permit

RECOMMENDATION: Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 9 May 2013 indicate that proposed enclosure of two–story rear porch and alterations to rear will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board. Any modifications to the proposed work as the result of DCRA Technical Review that would make the work visible must be submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of the permit.

Last Modified: May 23, 2013