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Old Georgetown Appendix: CFA Meeting — 17 January 2013

OG 12-356

HPA number: 
HPA 12-591
Location: 
1645 31st Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Williams-Addison House, also known as Oak Crest and Friendly Estate
Description: 
Paved terraces, paths, and swimming pool
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to general concept design for paths, terraces, and swimming pool which minimize paving and keep the formal garden set back from the street as suggested in drawings dated 7 January 2013. File new submission of construction drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 12-358

HPA number: 
HPA 12-593
Location: 
3321 N Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations, oriel, 1-story side addition
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for new dormer windows and front passage metal gate, one-story addition with polygonal room at west side yard provided stair landing is not attached to chamfered corner, rectangular oriel and new stair on north wall, and new second-story windows no larger than existing windows as suggested in drawings dated 17 December 2012. File new submission of construction drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 13-018

HPA number: 
HPA 13-031
Location: 
1624 30th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Retaining wall in public space - existing
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that a brick retaining wall was erected in public space prior to review or permit. Recommend AGAINST the issuance of the permit for brick stepped retaining wall in public space. The brick wall abutting the rear of the historic concrete quarter-round curb is not compatible with the historic character of this residence, one in a row of five, and the historic district in general. The brick wall must be removed, without damage to the concrete curb, no later than 30 April 2013, and the front yard re-graded with slope to meet the curb and managed with extensive plantings for soil stabilization, which is a typical condition throughout Old Georgetown. In addition, the Commission notes that a light fixture and window shutters have been installed on the front facade of the house prior to review by the Commission and an application should be filed for these alterations to the property.

OG 13-027

HPA number: 
HPA 13-047
Location: 
1201 28th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Sign scheme for 'DAS Ethiopian Restaurant' - existing
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that the sign, awning and projecting banners were installed prior to review or permit. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing sign scheme which is not appropriate to the character of the building or the historic district. The oversized sign on the M Street facade and the two projecting banners were not approved and must be removed no later than 30 April 2013. Existing exposed electrical conduits and light fixtures must be removed at the same time. File new submission of revised sign scheme, including the awning with lettering on 28th Street, and a sign no taller than 12 inches high reading 'DAS' mounted to wall facing M Street and lowered below sills of second floor windows, with permit application no later than the deadline of 14 February 2013 for review by the Commission.

OG 13-031

HPA number: 
HPA 13-051
Location: 
3222 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Georgetown Park
Description: 
Alterations to storefront
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for new precast storefront alterations at northwest corner of complex per supplemental drawings dated 7 January 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 13-035

HPA number: 
HPA 13-055
Location: 
3247 R Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Raze existing structure at rear, new building at rear
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for demolition of existing non-contributing shed and construction of new cedar shed with copper roof, rectangular pool with reduced paving, wood fences and gates per supplemental drawings dated 13 December 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 13-039

HPA number: 
HPA 13-060
Location: 
3270 S Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Blade sign for 'Anna Banana Arts and Crafts'
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed non-illuminated blade sign reading 'Anna Banana Arts and Crafts' as shown in supplemental drawings dated 12 December 2012 which indicate attachment to parapet wall through mortar joints only. 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 13-043

HPA number: 
HPA 13-070
Location: 
1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
United States
Property: 
The Foundry
Description: 
Five test probes and reconstruction for structural investigation of wall failure
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for five test areas to remove deteriorated brick as indicated in drawings dated 7 December 2012. Replace existing brick with mortar to match original.

OG 13-044

HPA number: 
HPA 13-071
Location: 
1425 33rd Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Repairs to slate roof, replacement to match
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed repair of slate roof with new copper flashing and salvaging existing slate for re-use as shown in supplemental information dated 14 December 2012. Replacement slate, only where necessary, will be previously weathered Vermont Semi Weathering Gray slate custom clipped to match profile, shape and color of existing slate. 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 13-045

HPA number: 
HPA 13-072
Location: 
3245 N Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
New entry door - existing
Review Type: 
Permit - revision to permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that the entrance door was not installed as approved and prior to review of revised design or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for existing door as shown in drawings dated 7 December 2012. The design of the door is compatible with the previously approved revisions to the facade of this non-contributing building, it's detailing is in scale with the windows on the facade filling the masonry opening, and its installation is skillfully done. 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 13-047

HPA number: 
HPA 13-074
Location: 
3422 Q Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement wood fence
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of stockade fence at rear yard with wood vertical board fence provided finished side faces the neighbor in public view, the structural bracing faces into the rear yard, and the fence is stained, as indicated in supplemental information dated 17 December 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 13-049

HPA number: 
HPA 13-076
Location: 
1066 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Signage scheme for 'The Frye Company'
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for proposed sign composed of pin mounted 12" letters reading 'The Frye Company' and for two awnings without sides as shown in drawings dated 17 December 2012 which indicate down lights, provided existing wall bracket for flag is removed, new shutters are sized to fit the masonry openings, and sign is mounted through mortar joints. Blade sign was not approved. Lettering for new sign may be back-lit. File new submission of construction drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 13-051

HPA number: 
HPA 13-078
Location: 
3035 West Lane Keys, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
New front dormer
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for new front dormer with casement windows, slate sides, and copper roof per drawings dated 7 December 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 13-052

HPA number: 
HPA 13-079
Location: 
3327 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to driveway gate off rear alley
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for perforated wood sliding gates surrounded by metal frame, including animal cut-outs, as shown in drawings dated 13 December 2012. Recommend both metal posts located within masonry walls. File new submission of construction drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 13-053

HPA number: 
HPA 13-080
Location: 
3122 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to east porch for new ramp
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submission materials and a site visit of 10 December 2012 indicate that proposed ramp will not be visible from a public thoroughfare. Refer to Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 13-058

HPA number: 
HPA 13-085
Location: 
3247 Q Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Office
Description: 
Replacement windows and garage door
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed revisions to approved design for replacement windows to match dimensions and profile of original wood windows, replacement garage door with custom four panel wood entry doors, and new side door at private alley as shown in supplemental drawings dated 13 December 2012. New window openings were deleted from the scope of the project (see previous case OG 11-016). Replacement window will be all-wood double-hung window with 1 3/4 inch true-divided-lite muntin, half-screen, and retaining existing brick mould as much as possible or matching original brick mould where needed. 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 13-059

HPA number: 
HPA 13-086
Location: 
3240 Q Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
2-story rear addition with basement, alterations
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed two-story rear addition and alterations, including restoration of historic building, rear garden wall, permeable terrace of bluestone pavers on a gravel base, and landscape plan, as shown in supplemental drawings dated 14 December 2012 and 16 January 2013, which indicate all vents relocated to roof, and down lights only. Erect a material sample panel on site for review and approval by the Old Georgetown Board prior to ordering materials. Approval of the design is conditional on the approval of the material samples. Recommend that entrance gate be relocated perpendicular to the house. 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.