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Old Georgetown Appendix: CFA Meeting — 18 April 2013

OG 13-009

HPA number: 
HPA 13-012
Location: 
1700 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Dumbarton Oaks
Description: 
Site lighting
Review Type: 
Permit - revision
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed brick third floor addition, brick and copper rear addition, and 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 and 21 March 2013 which indicate shielded lights below copper projecting bays and 12-foot tall lights along west and north property lines, provided rooftop mechanical equipment is not to be visible from streets. Erect wall, window, and material sample panels to be approved by Commission prior to ordering of materials.

OG 13-046

HPA number: 
HPA 13-073
Location: 
2913 Q Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Relocate roof top mechanical equipment and duct-work to rear yard
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that mechanical equipment and exposed duct work were installed on roof prior to review. No objection to issuance of permit for removal of ducts and relocation of roof top mechanical unit into rear yard where it will not be visible from public thoroughfare as shown in supplemental drawings dated 19 February and 11 April 2013. 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 13-071

HPA number: 
HPA 13-123
Location: 
3700 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Georgetown University – Dahlgren Quadrangle
Description: 
Stairs, dormer windows
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to general concept design for clear glass sash to replace wood louvers in existing dormers and new egress stairs at transept and scarcity per supplemental drawings dated 21 March 2013, provided cheek walls are reduced in height or eliminated, landings are reduced in width, and dressed-faced stone is used. File new submission at DCRA of construction drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 13-080

HPA number: 
HPA 13-132
Location: 
3222 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Sign for 'H&M'
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for 22-inch tall 'H&M' back-lit letters centered at solid panel, new first floor show windows, precast sills, and recessed glass vestibule with pair of doors per supplemental drawings dated 21 February and 21 March 2013, provided new beltcourse is not added above the first story. File new submission at DCRA of construction drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 13-082

HPA number: 
HPA 13-134
Location: 
3326 N Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for alterations at rear provided all existing windows are repaired apart for new wood casements at front basement level, existing rear slab to be removed for new brick permeable paving and wood fence per supplemental drawings dated 26 March 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 13-088

HPA number: 
HPA 13-140
Location: 
1301 - 1325 36th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Holy Trinity School – Upper and Lower Schools
Description: 
Additions and alterations
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for proposed alterations to the Upper and Lower School buildings at Holy Trinity, including ADA entrances and rear additions as shown in supplemental drawings dated 29 January with revisions dated 20 March 2013. Recommend development of landscape plan. Site visit on 12 March 2013 of mock-up of rooftop mechanical equipment indicated that equipment and screen will not be visible from public thoroughfare. File new submission at DCRA with construction drawings, including dimensions, details and landscape plan with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 13-094

HPA number: 
HPA 13-148
Location: 
3251 Prospect Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Canopy and signs for 'Morton's Steakhouse' - existing
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that canopy and signs were installed prior to review or permit. Recommend against issuance of permit for existing canopy and vestibule which are not compatible with the character of the historic district. No objection to issuance of permit for sign composed of pin-mounted letters reading 'Morton's The Steakhouse' and for painting the existing light fixtures as shown in supplemental drawings dated 16 April 2013. Existing canopy and vestibule, which were not approved, must be removed no later than 31 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 13-108

HPA number: 
HPA 13-185
Location: 
3026 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Rebuild rear two-story porch
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for new wood two-story porch with flat seam metal roof and 7-foot tall fence per supplemental drawings dated 20 March 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 13-120

HPA number: 
HPA 13-183
Location: 
3009 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Garage at rear alley
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Concept application for new garage at rear alley was withdrawn at the written request of applicant.

OG 13-123

HPA number: 
HPA 13-201
Location: 
3275 Prospect Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement fence at rear
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Supplemental drawings dated 27 March 2013 and a site visit on 29 March 2013 indicated that proposed replacement of stockade fence will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 13-125

HPA number: 
HPA 13-203
Location: 
3000-3050 K Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Mixed-use complex
Description: 
New outdoor terraces
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to lower plaza at Washington Harbour to expand terraces in front of outdoor service bars as shown in supplemental drawings dated 12 April and 23 April 2013 which indicate 8 foot wide stairs at west end of west terrace, bull-nose detail on brick paving to match existing and IPE wood cladding. 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 13-126

HPA number: 
HPA 13-205
Location: 
3051 Avon Lane, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Lattice panels - existing
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that lattice panels were installed prior to review or permit. Recommend against issuance of permit for existing lattice panels which exceed height of fence and are not compatible with the character of the historic district. Recommend a landscape solution to provide screening. The existing lattice panels must be removed no later than 31 May 2013.

OG 13-128

HPA number: 
HPA 13-218
Location: 
3273 Prospect Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement fence at rear
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Supplemental drawings dated 27 March 2013 and a site visit on 29 March 2013 indicated that proposed replacement of stockade fence will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 13-131

HPA number: 
HPA 13-230
Location: 
1518 31st Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
1-story rear addition, replacement windows, alterations
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed one-story rear addition and alterations, including replacement windows at rear, French doors, and re-grading of side yard as shown in drawings dated 12 April 2013 which indicate addition will match footprint of existing greenhouse, shed roof sloping to rear, all-wood 2/2 replacement windows with 1 3/4 inch true-divided-lite muntins, and replacement wood fence. The fence must be stained (solid) or painted. 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 the Foundation for the Preservation of Historic Georgetown holds an easement on this property.

OG 13-132

HPA number: 
HPA 13-231
Location: 
3222 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Applied vinyl letters for 'J. Crew'
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for 4-inch tall vinyl letters on M Street show window and no taller than 10-inch tall vinyl letters on Potomac Street per drawings dated 15 March 2013.

OG 13-133

HPA number: 
HPA 13-232
Location: 
1621 31st Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Site work: metal arbor, terraces, gate off alley
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

Recommend against concept design for proposed site work, including metal arbors, terraces and gate off alley. Note that applicant failed to attend the Old Georgetown board meeting in which the project was to be discussed. File new submission at DCRA with drawings, including existing site plan, dimensions, and landscape plan with concept application for review by the Commission.

OG 13-134

HPA number: 
HPA 13-233
Location: 
1690 32nd Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Pave front yard
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Recommend against paving of front yard at one of seven similar rowhouses which is not consistent with the historic treatment of front yards in the historic district; recommend development of a design that respects the historic landscape with berm adjacent to the sidewalk and minimizes impervious pavement to maintain a sustainable landscape.

OG 13-135

HPA number: 
HPA 13-234
Location: 
1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Office building
Description: 
Alterations
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for new vestibule with glass storefront system and associated new stone paving per supplemental drawings dated __ April 2012 which indicate the retention of two brick piers, grade to match existing, and no new steps. 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 13-138

HPA number: 
HPA 13-237
Location: 
3277 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Sign scheme for 'Capitol Prague Restaurant'
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Recommend against issuance of permit. Submitted materials are insufficient for review. File new submission at DCRA with shop drawings for the signs scheme, including details, dimensions, materials, installation method and awning frame details, with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 13-139

HPA number: 
HPA 13-238
Location: 
1413 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Sign for 'Reddz Trading'
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for new 8-inch tall solid acrylic letters for 'REDDZ TRADING' and two new light fixtures per supplemental drawings dated 11 April 2013.

OG 13-140

HPA number: 
HPA 13-239
Location: 
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
United States
Property: 
Georgetown University – MedStar Hospital
Description: 
Alterations for temporary PET/CT trailer at PHC/Gorman Circle
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 19 March 2013 indicate that the proposed temporary installation of a PET/CT trailer at Gorman Circle, and the final alterations and replacement landscaping will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design made during DCRA technical review that would make the work visible must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval prior to issuance of permit.

OG 13-141

HPA number: 
HPA 13-240
Location: 
3125 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Rooftop outdoor seating, signs, light fixtures, relocate rooftop equipment
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for proposed sign scheme comprised of wall mounted sign and logo reading 'RiRa Irish Pub' at 3125 M Street and sign beneath entrance canopy at 3123 M Street as shown in supplemental drawings dated 18 April 2013 which indicate four gooseneck light fixtures only. Recommend screening of rooftop mechanical equipment visible from alley. Roof top outdoor seating area, relocation of mechanical equipment, blade sign with light fixtures, and sign on party wall were not approved and were deleted from the scope of work. File new submission at DCRA of construction drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 13-142

HPA number: 
HPA 13-241
Location: 
3010 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to existing brick addition, window well
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for altered and expanded east side addition, new brick stoop, and enlarged basement window per supplemental drawings dated 9 April 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 13-143

HPA number: 
HPA 13-242
Location: 
1607 34th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
One-story rear addition
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for one-story rear addition with cedar siding, multi-light windows trimmed with pilasters, and a copper roof, provided second story deck is not to extend past existing 4'-6" condition per drawings dated 21 March 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 13-145

HPA number: 
HPA 13-244
Location: 
1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Office building
Description: 
Sign for 'Jefferson Court', light fixtures
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for 18-inch tall back-lit '1025' sign attached to wall, provided two existing sconces are removed and brick is patched to match existing. File new submission at DCRA of construction drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 13-148

HPA number: 
HPA 13-247
Location: 
3019 Dent Place, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Partial demolition for basement excavation
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for partial demolition of rear wall at first floor to conform to approved concept design. The scope of the rest of the work is excavation of basement, underpinning and foundation-to-grade. The construction drawings for the two-story enclosed porch rear addition will be filed separately 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 13-149

HPA number: 
HPA 13-248
Location: 
3000 R Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement windows and door at rear, kitchen vent
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of windows and door at rear of enclosed porch and for kitchen vent as shown in supplemental drawings dated 4 April 2013 which indicate use of Pella all-wood replacement double-hung, fixed casement and transom windows, and wood full-light door. Option for aluminum Endura-clad windows and door was not approved as its detailing is not compatible to the character of the historic district. 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.