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Old Georgetown Appendix: CFA Meeting — 16 February 2012

OG 12-014

HPA number: 
HPA 12-014
Location: 
2810-12 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Four Seasons Hotel – Eno Wine Bar
Description: 
Rear addition with basement, window replacements, signs and awnings
Review Type: 
Concept - additional information
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for proposed two-story rear addition with basement as shown in supplemental drawings dated 19 January 2012 which indicate metal louver in front of curtain wall at second floor level, single shed awning over storefront at 2810 and replacement 2/2 wood windows. Recommend simplification of railing at front stairs. File new submission of working drawings, including details, dimensions, cut sheets, lighting plan and sign scheme with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 12-025

HPA number: 
HPA 12-041
Location: 
1432 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Retail
Description: 
Sign for DC Jewelry Center - options
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign scheme composed of logo and letters reading DC Jewelry Center' mounted to sign panel (12 in x 96 in.) above storefront cornice as shown in supplemental drawings dated 2 February 2012. Storefront cornice to be painted white. Existing signs applied to glass on storefront will be removed as part of the scope of this work and no later than 30 April 2012. Security metal grille mounted to exterior, which was not approved, 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 12-026

HPA number: 
HPA 12-053
Location: 
1738 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
2-story rear addition with porch
Review Type: 
Concept - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for the proposed two-story rear addition with two-story open porch as shown in supplemental drawings dated 20 January 2012 which indicate 1/1 windows and planting beds at rear yard. Recommend development of the porch details, resolution of rear yard with extension of the landscaping and selection of pervious pavers for the parking pad and walkways. Third floor, rooftop deck and cantilevered balconies were not approved and were deleted from this concept design. File new submission of working drawings, including details, dimensions, and cut-sheets, with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 12-053

HPA number: 
HPA 12-084
Location: 
3033 Dent Place, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Rooftop solar panels
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed rooftop solar panels PROVIDED panels are not visible from the street as shown on mock-up installation and documented on supplemental information dated 18 January 2012. There will not be any cables or conduits on front 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 12-065

HPA number: 
HPA 12-113
Location: 
3120 R Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement windows
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Case was withdrawn by applicant. Submission materials were not sufficient for permit review. File a new submission of detailed drawings for a replacement window standard for all the units in the condominium building for review by the Commission.

OG 12-070

HPA number: 
HPA 12-123
Location: 
1609 35th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to rear
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for proposed alterations to rear and balcony at second floor level as shown in supplemental drawings dated 2 February 2012 which indicate one-story rear addition of bay at first floor level was eliminated from the concept design. Recommend window configuration as shown in Option 3A of supplemental drawings dated 17 January 2012 PROVIDED a vertical muntin is added. File new submission of working drawings, including details, dimensions, and cut-sheets for windows, doors and light fixtures, with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 12-082

HPA number: 
HPA 12-136
Location: 
1510 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Alterations to storefront, sign scheme for Luigi Parasmo Salon
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to entry doors and for sign scheme composed of single woven fabric shed awning over main entry door and lettering reading 'Luigi Parasmo Salon' mounted to wood fascia above each storefront window as shown in supplemental drawings dated 8 February 2012 which indicate no awning over door to the second floor, and no applied letters for website or address at the shop windows. Existing awning extending the length of the building and blade sign mounted to awning frame, both of which are not appropriate to the historic building and were not approved, will be removed as part of the scope of this permit and no later than 30 August 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 12-085

HPA number: 
HPA 12-139
Location: 
1408-10-12 36th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residences
Description: 
Door surround, window casing and wood trim
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed wood trim including new window casings, door surrounds, trim boards between houses and cornice as shown in red-lining of supplemental drawings dated 16 February 2012 which indicate 2 1/2 inch sill, detailing of trim and cornice dentils to match those found at 1312 36th St NW, and neighboring buildings. Existing transoms to remain. Applicant agreed to replace front doors with four panel doors in the future with filing new submission 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 12-087

HPA number: 
HPA 12-148
Location: 
1413 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Repair of stucco wall
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed repair and replacement-in-kind of stucco on south wall with installation of new concrete stucco to match composition of existing stucco as shown in supplemental information dated 6 February 2012. Color of cement stucco should approximate color of front facade of building. Alterations that would increase the width of the stucco and would introduce a joint on the stucco wall were 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 12-089

HPA number: 
HPA 12-148
Location: 
1525 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial / residential
Description: 
Alterations to rear - existing
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that numerous and substantial alterations were completed not consistent with previously approved designs on 19 November 2010 (see previous recommendation OG 10-278). No objection to issuance of permit for existing two-story rear addition that is approximately five feet shorter and three feet lower than approved addition PROVIDED approved 8-inch cementitious-siding is installed. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing alterations to rear dormer and to east wall of historic building, demolition of upper walls of historic ell, raising height of party walls, use of 4' x 10' cementitious-panels, and 1/1 windows on front dormers which, as installed, deviate from approved design and are not compatible with the character of the historic building or the historic district. Recommend return to approved 2010 design: rear shed dormer must be reconfigured in terms of setback from exterior wall, fenestration, and materials; east wall of main block and second story of ell must be reconstructed to match historic condition and approved alterations; windows at front elevation dormers must be replaced with wood 6/6 dived lights to fit the existing jamb opening. Recommend placement of HVAC equipment on roof of new addition to be screened by a fence (design to be submitted for review by the Commission). Corrective work must be completed no later than 31 August 2012. No objection to general concept of canopy at rear PROVIDED it is not visible from Q Street. File separate submission of sign scheme 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 12-091

HPA number: 
HPA 12-151
Location: 
1042 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Restaurant
Description: 
Alterations for illumination of storefront - existing
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that illumination of the storefronts was completed prior to review or permit. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing LED lighting strips and neon 'open' sign which are out-of-character with the historic district. Existing strips and neon sign must be removed no later than 30 March 2012. File separate submission of detailed and dimensioned drawings for menu box with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 12-092

HPA number: 
HPA 12-152
Location: 
3205 Prospect Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Restaurant
Description: 
Internally-Sign for 'Georgetown Falafel & Koshary' - existing
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that alterations to internally-illuminated sign box were installed prior to review or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for existing sign box with face panel with lettering reading 'Georgetown Falafel & Koshary' as shown in supplemental drawings dated 25 January 2012 PROVIDED it is not internally-illuminated. 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. File separate submission of detailed and dimensioned drawings for menu box with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 12-095

HPA number: 
HPA 12-170
Location: 
2617 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement roof at front
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed removal of asphalt shingle roof and replacement with either a standing seam metal roof or a slate roof. The preference is for both adjoining houses at 2615 and 2617 O St to have matching roofs. 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 12-096

HPA number: 
HPA 12-171
Location: 
1436 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Sign for 'Express Alterations'
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that signs were installed prior to review or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign composed of letters reading 'Express Alterations' on a sign panel to fit space above door to second floor as shown in supplemental information dated 2 February 2012. Existing sign above door and plastic signs on door jambs, which are not appropriate to the character of the historic district, must be removed no later than 30 April 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 12-097

HPA number: 
HPA 12-172
Location: 
3210 R Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Rear porch, alterations, solar panels and HVAC on roof
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to general concept design proposed for rear screened porch addition and new door on west elevation per 19 January 2012 drawings, but balconies, rooftop HVAC equipment, new windows, and awnings were not approved. File new submission of working drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 12-098

HPA number: 
HPA 12-173
Location: 
2934 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Alterations to storefront and to rear, sign scheme for 'Little Viet Garden'
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that the awning, signs, light fixtures, rear portal and gate, fence and alterations to the rear were installed prior to review or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to storefront, sign scheme composed of lettering reading Little Viet Garden back-lit and pin-mounted to cornice and fabric awnings within the openings as shown on supplemental drawings dated 1 February 2012. No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to rear, including low metal fence and gate as shown in supplemental drawings dated 1 February 2012 which indicate down-light fixtures on lampposts at rear. Existing single awning covering architectural features on facade, sign scheme, light fixtures with exposed conduits, neon signs, and new features constructed of wood at the rear were not approved and must be removed no later than 31 May 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 12-100

HPA number: 
HPA 12-175
Location: 
3240 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Church
Description: 
Replacement roof
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for replacing existing slate with dark green slate and removal of skylights provided metal ventilator is replicated per drawings dated 19 January 2012.

OG 12-101

HPA number: 
HPA 12-176
Location: 
1239 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Sign scheme for Loft
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for internally-illuminated 12"-tall lettering with opaque faces reading 'LOFT' to be located atop projecting bay.

OG 12-106

HPA number: 
HPA 12-181
Location: 
1075 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Hotel
Description: 
Rooftop addition and terrace, replacement windows, marquee
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to general concept design for proposed alterations, including new wood windows at front first and second story and clad windows elsewhere, new entrance doors and canopy, enlarged brick penthouse for new elevator, and reconfigured roof deck per drawings dated 23 January 2012 provided footprint of roof deck is reduced with greater set back from edge. Recommend further study of sign scheme. File new submission of working drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 12-107

HPA number: 
HPA 12-182
Location: 
3417 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to window openings, skylights
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to general concept design proposed for window and skylight changes per 19 January 2012 drawings, provided that cornice on projecting bay is reduced in size. Recommend further study of a revised design more in keeping with the carriage house character. File new submission of working drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 12-109

HPA number: 
HPA 12-184
Location: 
3111 K Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Theatre
Description: 
Sign scheme for 'AMC'
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for 36"-tall internally-illuminated channel letters reading AMC and 12"-tall halo-lit IMAX sign without Registered Trademark logo per drawings dated 2 February 2012. The oversize letters are approved because of the limited text and its location beneath the Whitehurst Freeway. 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 12-110

HPA number: 
HPA 12-185
Location: 
3254 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to rear of main house
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to openings on rear and side of main house, and for alterations for new second floor porch as shown in supplemental drawings dated 26 January 2012 which indicate railing within the new door openings. Chimney on rear ell will be retained in place. 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 12-111

HPA number: 
HPA 12-186
Location: 
3015 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to garage off Orchard Lane
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for proposed partial demolition and alterations to garage at rear alley including extension of foot print to the property line and a gable roof with a ridge line no taller than 15 ft high as shown in supplemental drawings dated 26 January 2012 which indicate a 7'-6" high garage door. File new submission of working drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission. Note that The L'Enfant Trust holds an easement on this property.

OG 12-112

HPA number: 
HPA 12-187
Location: 
3015 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Rear addition and alterations
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for proposed one-story rear addition of solarium as shown on supplemental drawings dated 26 January 2012. File new submission of working drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission. Note that The L'Enfant Trust holds an easement on this property.

OG 12-114

HPA number: 
HPA 12-189
Location: 
3522 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement windows
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of second floor windows on the front facade and on the side wall with all-wood single-glazed windows with 7/8-inch true-divide-light muntins as shown in supplemental drawings dated 26 January 2012 PROVIDED details match the details of the existing wood window on the first floor which is to remain in place. The shutters will be removed as part of the scope of the work under this permit application.

OG 12-115

HPA number: 
HPA 12-190
Location: 
3047 N Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to windows
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection for issuance of permit for proposed replacement casement and fixed, wood, single-glazed windows at front of building. 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 12-116

HPA number: 
HPA 12-191
Location: 
1050 31st Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Office building to hotel
Description: 
Site work along the C & O Canal
Review Type: 
Permit - additional information
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for stone terrace, planters, canvas awnings, and metal stair at north yard along C & O Canal per drawings dated 19 January 2012. Erect an on-site sample installation of electrical fixtures for review by the Old Georgetown Board prior to ordering fixtures. 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 12-117

HPA number: 
HPA 12-192
Location: 
3299 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Alterations to fenestration
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for new wood 1/1 windows that fit the original masonry openings and wood storefront per drawings dated 13 February 2012. Existing wood cornice and brackets above storefront must be retained in place. 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 12-118

HPA number: 
HPA 12-193
Location: 
1267 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Retail
Description: 
Alterations to storefront, sign scheme for 'Jonathan Adler'
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to general concept design for recessed entrance doors, single-light transom windows, sign reading 'Jonathan Adler' composed of backlit 12" high letters, and new service doors per drawings dated 23 January and 2 February 2012. File new submission of working drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 12-140

HPA number: 
HPA 12-237
Location: 
1609 34th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Rear additions
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submission materials and a site visit on 18 January 2012 in conjunction with OG 12-113 indicate that proposed rear addition at second floor and partial infill of dog leg will not be visible from a public thoroughfare. Refer to Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 12-145

HPA number: 
HPA 12-242
Location: 
13138 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
One-story rear addition and alterations to roof deck
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submission materials and a site visit on 14 February 2012 indicate that proposed rear addition and roof deck will not be visible from a public thoroughfare. Refer to Historic Preservation Review Board.