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SL 13-066

Location: 
500 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
United States
Owner: 
D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Property: 
L'Enfant Plaza
Description: 
New 14–story office building at the southeast corner (895/875 Frontage Road at 9th Street)
Review Type: 
Final
Previous Review: 

Letter

26 April 2013

Dear Mr. Cinkala:

In its meeting of 18 April, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed and approved the final design submission for a new office building proposed to be located at the southeastern corner of the L'Enfant Plaza complex (case number SL 13-066, 500 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, also known as 895/875 Frontage Road, SW).

The Commission members commented that the design had improved since the previous review and expressed appreciation for the applicant's responsiveness to their previous recommendations. They observed that the plaza design appears to be well integrated with the building design, recommending that the landscape treatment of the approach road be coordinated with that of the proposed center office building. In addition, they suggested further investigation of the sun shade details to determine the optimal angle and orientation for year–round performance.

As always, the staff is available to assist you with future submissions.

Sincerely,

/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA
Secretary

Dean Cinkala
The JBG Companies
4445 Willard Avenue, Suite 400
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

cc: Kelly Davis, ZGF Architects
Jennifer Steingasser, D.C. Office of Planning