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Old Georgetown Appendix: CFA Meeting — 17 September 2009

OG 09-210

HPA number: 
HPA 09-173
Location: 
1525-27 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Sign for We one You two - existing
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that sign was installed prior to review or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for temporary installation of existing sign reading We One You Two which must be removed no later than 31 May 2010. 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 09-223

HPA number: 
HPA 09-202
Location: 
3251 Prospect Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Prospect Place
Description: 
New windows
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed grouping of five transom windows as shown in supplemental drawings dated 20 May 2009 to match detailing of existing windows. Approval is conditional on removal of awning and illuminated sign box at the second floor level prior to issuance of permit. 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 09-258

HPA number: 
HPA 09-270
Location: 
1644 31st Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Tudor Place
Description: 
Alterations to west entrance, fence and sliding gate
Review Type: 
Concept - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for widening of chain-link gate, submit working drawings to the Commission when ready.

OG 09-286

HPA number: 
HPA 09-311
Location: 
3700 Reservoir Road, NW
United States
Property: 
The Cloisters
Description: 
Rebuild brick piers, re-pave brick driveways
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of paving on vehicular and pedestrian entrances with pavers, including work on public space, and for new brick piers with light fixtures and signs for The Cloisters West as shown in supplemental drawings dated 18 September 2009 with preference for the simplified fence option on supplemental darwing dated 21 September 2009. 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 09-287

HPA number: 
HPA 09-312
Location: 
1675 35th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replace front concrete walkway with brick
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of concrete walkway on front yard with salvaged brick pavers. Recommend existing full screens, which do not contribute to the character of the historic building, be replaced with half screens. 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 09-288

HPA number: 
HPA 09-313
Location: 
1636 33rd Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
1-story rear addition, alterations to second floor rear, remove shed
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed one-story 7-ft rear addition as shown in supplemental drawings dated 15 September 2009 which indicate brick construction, replacement of tree elsewhere in landscaping of rear yard and condenser where it will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Alterations to and addition at the second floor level were not approved and 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 09-290

HPA number: 
HPA 09-325
Location: 
3014-20 Dent Place, NW
United States
Property: 
Condominium
Description: 
Repave walkways
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of paving on walkways to entrances with Old Mill brick pavers by Pine Hall Brick Company in a herringbone pattern to match color of existing. 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 09-291

HPA number: 
HPA 09-326
Location: 
3025 Orchard Lane, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement fence
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 19 August 2009 indicate that proposed replacement wood board fence will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 09-292

HPA number: 
HPA 09-329
Location: 
3116-3118 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Restaurant
Description: 
Signs, projecting sign for Bodega- existing
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that sign and light fixtures were installed without review or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for non-illuminated sign composed of 11-inch high letters on fascia reading 'Bodega' PROVIDED additional letters be removed and replaced with applied letters at bottom of glass on shop windows. Projecting sign was NOT approved and was removed. Logos were not approved and must be removed no later than 31 October 2009 as well as the lights fixtures on the sides of the bay. Recommend filing new permit application to replace gooseneck light fixtures with smaller fixtures. Note is made that storefront and second floor balcony railing are in disrepair and in its present condition detract from the historic 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 09-293

HPA number: 
HPA 09-332
Location: 
1235 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (also known as 1237 Wisconsin Ave, NW)
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Light fixtures to illuminate facade - existing
Review Type: 
Permit - appeal
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that the light fixtures illuminating the facade at the second and third floors were installed prior to review or permit. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing light fixtures which are inappropriate to this historic building and do not preserve the character of the historic district. Proposed light fixtures to illuminate upper building facades are not historic features and violate the integrity of the historic building fabric. Existing street lampposts and retail-level lights provide sufficient and historically appropriate illumination; additional upper-story lighting is contrary to sustainable energy use. Existing lights must be removed no later than 31 December 2009 with the brick repaired.

OG 09-294

HPA number: 
HPA 09-333
Location: 
3034 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
4 light fixtures to illuminate facades
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed light fixtures which are inappropriate to this historic building and do not preserve the character of the historic district. Proposed light fixtures to illuminate upper building facades are not historic features and violate the integrity of the historic building fabric. Existing street lampposts and retail-level lights provide sufficient and historically appropriate illumination; additional upper-story lighting is contrary to sustainable energy use.

OG 09-296

HPA number: 
HPA 09-334
Location: 
1039 33rd Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Restaurant and gallery
Description: 
Projecting sign for Gallerie Chez M and sign for J Chocolatier on awning
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed non-illuminated projecting sign for Gallerie Chez M with simple bracket option and for lettering on awning over entrance reading J Chocolatier as shown in supplemental drawings dated 15 September 2009. Existing banner on side wall and light fixtures installed over front windows must be removed no later than 31 October 2009. Recommend electric meter on front facade, which adversely impacts on historic building, be relocated to a location where it is not visible. 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 09-297

HPA number: 
HPA 09-335
Location: 
2816 Olive Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replace 6 windows with Marvin
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of windows with Marvin single hung 6/6 wood windows with 7/8-inch simulated-divided-lights as shown in supplemental information dated 24 August and 3 September 2009. New windows will be sized to fit masonry opening and are approved for this location since existing windows are not original to the building.

OG 09-298

HPA number: 
HPA 09-336
Location: 
1615 Suter's Lane, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement door
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed door replacement in this 1960 building with a painted six-panel door with clear glass inserts on two top panels as shown in supplemental information dated 25 August and 4 September 2009 which indicate the door will be wood.

OG 09-300

HPA number: 
HPA 09-338
Location: 
3329 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Office building
Description: 
Sign scheme for Fed Ex Office
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement sign scheme for Fed Ex Office as shown in supplemental drawings dated 20 August 2009 which indicate letters no taller than 12-inches high. Listing of services on shop window was deleted from this permit application.

OG 09-305

HPA number: 
HPA 09-343
Location: 
3225 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Alterations to storefront, awning and sign for True Religion Brand Jeans, remove paint
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations, including replacement of one glass panel to match existing, and for new sign composed of back lit letters no taller than 12-inches high reading "True Religion Blue Jeans" mounted on sign band on storefront cornice as shown in supplemental drawings dated 15 September 2009. An awning in this location was approved and was deleted from the 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 09-306

HPA number: 
HPA 09-344
Location: 
1235 34th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement front door
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for new painted wood 4-panel door.

OG 09-307

HPA number: 
HPA 09-345
Location: 
3103 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Sign for White House Black Market
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed back-lit sign with letters no taller than 12 inches high reading 'White House Black Market' as shown in supplemental drawings dated 19 August 2009.

OG 09-309

HPA number: 
HPA 09-347
Location: 
1063 31st Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Restaurant
Description: 
Awning, signs for Il Canale, sidewalk cafe - existing
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Permit application for awnings, signs and sidewalk cafe for Il Canale was withdrawn at the written request of applicant.

OG 09-311

HPA number: 
HPA 09-349
Location: 
3117 N Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement window and door sills, new window
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for new precast stone threshold and sills, one new double hung 1/1 wood window and repair of brick parapet.

OG 09-312

HPA number: 
HPA 09-350
Location: 
3020 Dumbarton Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
New basement entrance on side wall, alterations
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations for new basement entrance on side wall, and alterations to rear as shown in supplemental drawings dated 17 September 2009 which indicates steel railing and transom above new wood door. Proposed work has limited visibility from public thoroughfare. 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 09-313

HPA number: 
HPA 09-351
Location: 
3020 Dumbarton Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Raise roof for third floor addition
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 19 August 2009 indicate that proposed alterations to raise roof for third floor addition, as shown in supplemental drawings dated 20 August 2009, will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board. Mechanical equipment to be located where it is not visible form public thoroughfare.

OG 09-314

HPA number: 
HPA 09-352
Location: 
3212 Volta Place, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement stairs and second floor windows at rear
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of rear wood stairs with metal stairs at rear and for replacement of three windows on second floor level on rear facade PROVIDED holly tree and its root zone is retained and protected during excavation of footings. Project has limited visibility from public thoroughfare. 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 09-315

HPA number: 
HPA 09-353
Location: 
1321 35th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Vinyl replacement windows
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed replacement of 1/1 wood windows and transoms on front facade and 2/2 window on side wall which are original to the historic building and must be retained and repaired if needed. File separate permit application for replacement of second floor window on side wall, which is not original, or those on rear facade, which is not visible from public thoroughfare, with wood windows. Vinyl replacement windows were NOT approved and were deleted from, this permit application. Proposed wood windows were NOT approved.

OG 09-316

HPA number: 
HPA 09-354
Location: 
1611 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Bank
Description: 
Sign scheme for TD Bank
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for revised design for two back-lit signs reading TD Bank as shown in supplemental drawings dated 8 September 2009 which indicate a metal return on the channel letter to block visibility of the light source and a white background panel.

OG 09-317

HPA number: 
HPA 09-355
Location: 
3017 Dent Place, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
2-story rear addition to replace porch
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed two-story rear addition to replace porch as shown in supplemental drawings dated 3 September and 11 September 2009. 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 09-320

HPA number: 
HPA 09-358
Location: 
3212 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Partial demolition and new 2-story rear addition with basement
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

Recommend AGAINST concept design for two-story rear addition with basement as proposed. Although there is no objection to a general concept of an addition, the historic structure must be preserved in its entirety, the addition must be subservient to the historic building and attach to it via a hyphen, and the basement at rear yard must be deleted to retain open space for in-ground landscaping. File separate concept application with revised design for review by the Commission when ready.

OG 09-321

HPA number: 
HPA 09-359
Location: 
1649 35th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Driveway and gate, alterations to curb cut
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Concept application for alterations to curb cut, driveway and gate was withdrawn by written request of applicant.

OG 09-322

HPA number: 
HPA 09-360
Location: 
1628 32nd Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replace roof, alterations
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations including trim around garage door, replacement standing seam hand folded copper roof, and brick steps, as shown in supplemental drawings dated 14 September 2009. 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 09-323

HPA number: 
HPA 09-361
Location: 
3012 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
3-story rear addition
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 19 August 2009 indicate that proposed three-story rear addition, as shown in supplemental drawings dated 20 August 2009, will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 09-324

HPA number: 
HPA 09-362
Location: 
2928 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Alterations to storefront, raze rear garage, one-story rear addition
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to storefront, 2-story in-fill of dog-leg and one-story rear addition as shown in supplemental drawings dated 18 September 2009 which indicate retention of existing floor and roof structures and exterior walls, and repair of storefront metal cornice and pilasters in place. Windows on front facade will be repaired. Garage structure at rear will be removed. 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 09-325

HPA number: 
HPA 09-363
Location: 
3251 Prospect Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Mixed-use – commercial
Description: 
Sign film with logo for Toka on second floor windows - existing
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that sign program was installed without review or permit. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing zebra print applied on two windows. No objection to issuance of permit for six logos of applied letters reading 'Toka' on second floor windows ONLY and for two non-illuminated banners ONLY provided the phone number is removed. All additional signs, banners and zebra prints on street facade must be removed no later than 31 January 2010. The two banners are acceptable in this location because they are for a business occupying a large space at the second floor level and identify the entrance access.

OG 09-326

HPA number: 
HPA 09-364
Location: 
1681 32nd Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
One-story rear addition and 2-story side in-fill, relocate front door and new surround
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for proposed one-story rear addition provided 2/2 windows are used on addition, for 2-story side in-fill and for relocation of new 4 panel door. Recommend AGAINST proposed door surround which is inappropriate to this historic building; recommend door be returned to original condition as shown in adjacent house in row. File new submission of construction drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

OG 09-329

HPA number: 
HPA 09-367
Location: 
3225 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Awning and sign for True Religion Brand Jeans
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Permit application for sign for True Religion Brand Jeans was withdrawn at written request of applicant dated 18 August 2009.

OG 09-330

HPA number: 
HPA 09-369
Location: 
3327 Dent Place, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to paving, landscape lighting at front, not visible rear shed dormer
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for replacement of brick paving to stone, new stone cap at existing brick wall, and landscape lighting at front. No objection to alterations of two gable dormers for one larger shed dormer at rear as shown in supplemental drawings dated 16 September 2009. 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 09-331

HPA number: 
HPA 09-370
Location: 
1516 33rd Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Brick patio and retaining walls for planters at rear yard
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 18 August 2009 indicate that proposed brick patio paving and retaining planter walls at rear yard will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 09-332

HPA number: 
HPA 09-371
Location: 
1615 34th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Dormer addition at rear
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 19 August 2009 indicate that proposed dormer addition at rear will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 09-333

HPA number: 
HPA 09-372
Location: 
1229 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Alteration
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for new front and rear facades as per drawings received and dated 18 August 2009. 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 09-342

HPA number: 
HPA 09-408
Location: 
1511 33rd Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Enclose porch area at basement level, addition of glass bay
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 16 September 2009 indicate that proposed enclosure of rear porch and new glass bay at garden level will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 09-343

HPA number: 
HPA 09-409
Location: 
1011 Paper Mill Court, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
New window opening at attic level
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 16 September 2009 indicate that proposed new window opening at attic level will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 09-345

HPA number: 
HPA 09-411
Location: 
3032 N Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to rear, side and underpinning
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 16 September 2009 indicate that proposed alterations to rear facade and to window openings on side bay will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.