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Submission Requirements for Old Georgetown Act Concept Review

See also specific submission requirements for permit review and additional requirements for signs and site work.

A complete concept review submission includes:

  • Application and Referral to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts for Old Georgetown Review (available at the DCRA Permit Service Center): a D.C.-required form for the provision of basic project information and applicant contact information. Form must be complete and legible. The applicants for whom complete contact information is provided will receive copies of the OGB/CFA recommendation upon completion of the review.
  • Comprehensive photographs of the property (one set), including the area of proposed work, views from the street and the public alley (if applicable), and contextual photos with adjacent structures clearly identified. Photos can be of any legible size and format.
  • Architectural Drawings: complete, accurate, legible, and scaled drawings (two sets, 11x17 inch format preferred), with a graphic scale on each sheet. It is essential that notes and dimensions be legible. Required drawings include, but are not limited to:
    • site plan, indicating footprint of adjacent or neighboring structures, significant features, fence lines, major trees or plantings, and property lines
    • complete floor plans and elevations showing existing conditions
    • complete floor plans and elevations showing proposed work
    • section drawings, contour plans, and landscape plans as required, depending on the scope of the work
    • drawings of full building facades indicating any awnings and signs (if applicable)
    • drawings indicating location, height, and style of any fences (if applicable)
    • drawings of full building facades indicating any exterior mechanical equipment (if applicable)
    • three-dimensional renderings may be included but are not required

After the submission is received from DCRA and evaluated by CFA staff, the applicant must forward six complete sets of all submitted materials in an 11x17 inch format to CFA staff. These copies will be distributed to the Board members in preparation for the meeting.