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Old Georgetown Appendix: CFA Meeting — 18 June 2009

OG 07-127

HPA number: 
HPA 07-193
Location: 
1645 31st Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residential
Description: 
New house (on Williams-Addison House lot), garage alterations and site alterations
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Concept case has been inactive for a period of time.

OG 09-045

HPA number: 
HPA 09-067
Location: 
3017 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Light fixtures, landscape illumination
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that pole-mounted gas fixtures and landscape illumination were installed prior to review or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for proposed wall-mounted light fixtures no taller than 22-inches high at either side of entry door as shown in supplemental information dated 4 June 2009. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing landscape illumination which is excessive and out of character to the historic building and the district. No objection to step lights and up-lights to ONLY one tree to either side of stairs behind the garden fence, and to sculpture and path lighting on side yard as shown in red-lined supplemental drawings dated 20 May 2009 PROVIDED no light source is visible. Pole-mounted gas lanterns and additional landscape light fixtures, which were not approved and were deleted from this permit application, must be removed no later than 31 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 09-065

HPA number: 
HPA 09-105
Location: 
1203 Potomac Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Projecting sign on M St facade at 2nd floor level for Vivvy's Nails
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for projecting sign reading 'Vivvy's Nails' mounted on second floor of M St facade as proposed, which is inappropriate to this historic building. There is no objection to the issuance of a permit for a projecting sign mounted on and perpendicular to the Potomac St facade where entrance to business is located. All existing signs on second floor windows were not approved and must be removed no later than 31 August 2009.

OG 09-087

HPA number: 
HPA 09-139
Location: 
3422 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to masonry openings and new roof line
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Concept case for alterations to masonry openings and new roof line was withdrawn by written request of applicant.

OG 09-211

HPA number: 
HPA 09-174
Location: 
1510 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Retail
Description: 
Sign on awning for Hard Wear - existing - color samples
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that sign was installed and awning was painted prior to review or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for sign reading 'Hard Wear' on valance PROVIDED awning is painted black as indicated by applicant. Logo on slope of awning was not approved as has been 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. All work must be completed no later than 31 August 2009.

OG 09-212

HPA number: 
HPA 09-175
Location: 
3240 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Sign for Salon l'eau, light fixtures - existing
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that the sign and light fixtures were installed prior to review or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for sign reading 'Salon l'eau' as shown in supplemental drawings dated 19 May 2009 and for existing light 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 09-213

HPA number: 
HPA 09-176
Location: 
1426 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Mixed-use
Description: 
Light fixtures on facade - existing
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that light fixtures were installed prior to review or permit. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing light fixtures on the second floor level to illuminate facade which have an adverse impact on the character of the historic district. Light fixtures must be removed no later than 31 August 2009 and the brick repaired to original condition.

OG 09-214

HPA number: 
HPA 09-178
Location: 
1231 33rd Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement front windows and door
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of windows with double hung 2/2 single glazed insulated wood window sashes with 1 1/4-inch true-divided-lite muntin, new sash cords and half-screens, to match neighbor's windows, which are more historically accurate to this house, with half-screens; and for replacement four panel wood door as shown in supplemental drawings dated 11 June and 27 May 2009 respectively. 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 09-215

HPA number: 
HPA 09-179
Location: 
1520 26th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement windows
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Permit application for replacement windows was withdrawn by written request of applicant dated 16 June 2009. Applicant will repair existing windows.

OG 09-230

HPA number: 
HPA 09-209
Location: 
3327 Dent Place, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
1-story rear addition, entrance canopy
Review Type: 
Concept - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to general concept design for proposed front portico and one-story rear addition with roof deck. Recommend retention of width of masonry openings for doors and transom window, removal of existing pole mounted gas fixtures and spot lights, and vertical proportions for glass lites. Proposed trellis was not approved. File new submission of working drawings, including details, dimensions and landscape plan, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

OG 09-232

HPA number: 
HPA 09-211
Location: 
3020 Cambridge Place, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Rear parking pad off alley
Review Type: 
Concept - revised design options
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for rear parking pad off alley, PROVIDED motorized gate is installed to remain closed at all times, increase in landscaping beds with removal of shed, fence on east side on top of brick knee wall to be painted or stained. File new submission of working drawings, including details, dimensions, cut-sheets and landscape plan, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready. This recommendation is applicable to this case only and is not to be construed that future proposals for other parking pads for the alley where it becomes narrower will be approved.

OG 09-241

HPA number: 
HPA 09-224
Location: 
3007 Q Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Widening of driveway
Review Type: 
Concept - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for proposed widening of driveway to 9 ft wide reusing salvaged existing brick and new brick to match as shown in supplemental drawings dated 26 May 2009. File new submission of working drawings, including details, dimensions, grading and landscape plan, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready. Parking pad in front of house was not approved and was deleted from application.

OG 09-242

HPA number: 
HPA 09-233
Location: 
1238 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Mixed-use – commercial / office
Description: 
Replacement windows, screen for roof top HVAC
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for replacement of windows at second floor with insulated wood double-hung windows as shown in supplemental drawings dated 26 May 2009 which indicate no screens are proposed. 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. Screen for rooftop mechanical equipment over one-story wing was deleted from this permit application by applicant. File new submission of detailed drawings with permit application for screen for review by the Commission when ready.

OG 09-243

HPA number: 
HPA 09-235
Location: 
1306 30th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to rear, remove chimney
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 20 May 2009 indicate that alterations to rear will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 09-244

HPA number: 
HPA 09-236
Location: 
3136 Dumbarton Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement fence on side and rear yards
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement 7-ft high vertical board fence as shown in supplemental drawings dated 2 June 2009 which indicate that supports will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Fence must be stained 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.

OG 09-245

HPA number: 
HPA 09-239
Location: 
1409 28th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement windows
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of window sashes on front facade with single hung 2/2 true-divided-lite with 1 3/8-inch muntin wood window sashes with half screens as shown in supplemental drawings dated 26 June 2009 which indicate wood insert to hide lower track. 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 09-246

HPA number: 
HPA 09-240
Location: 
1671 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Sign for Georgetown Birdcage
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign reading 'Georgetown Birdcage' as shown in supplemental drawings dated 4 June 2009 which indicate 16-inch x 68-inch sign panel. Sign to be located above shop window and aligning with clapboard. No other sign to be hung from existing bracket. 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 09-247

HPA number: 
HPA 09-242
Location: 
3247 R Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement fence at rear
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Proposed replacement of existing fence at rear will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 09-249

HPA number: 
HPA 09-247
Location: 
3700 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Georgetown University – 37th and N Sts
Description: 
Alterations to Alumni Square for louvered vents
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations for ventilation louvers and removal of metal sliding gate at Alumni Square. 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 09-250

HPA number: 
HPA 09-260
Location: 
3103 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Rear side addition to replace covered porch
Review Type: 
Permit - re-submission
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed new covered porch addition as shown in supplemental drawings dated 10 June 2009 PROVIDED planting bed to west of porch is installed on grade as shown in architectural drawings to reduce amount of impervious surface and match previously approved design. See previous cases OG 08-076 and OG 08-332. 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 gas light fixtures next to the garage door and an electric light fixture above the arched gate were installed without review or permit and are not part of this application. File new submission of cut-sheets for light fixtures with permit application for review by the Commission.

OG 09-251

HPA number: 
HPA 09-262
Location: 
2713 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Fence
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that the rear fence was installed prior to review or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for existing 6 ft high vertical board wood fence at rear PROVIDED it is painted or stained. 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 09-252

HPA number: 
HPA 09-264
Location: 
3279 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Chevy Chase Bank
Description: 
Alterations to door for ATM and projecting sign - existing
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that the ATM and projecting sign were installed prior to review or permit. No objection to issuance of permit for existing ATM for Chevy Chase Bank. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for projecting sign which must be removed no later than 31 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 09-253

HPA number: 
HPA 09-265
Location: 
2812 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement roof
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of roof PROVIDED painted hand-fabricated standing seam tin roof is installed. 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 09-255

HPA number: 
HPA 09-267
Location: 
1247 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Projecting banner with logo for Polo/Ralph Lauren
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed large projecting banner sign with logo for 'Polo' which is not appropriate to this historic building and the historic district.

OG 09-256

HPA number: 
HPA 09-268
Location: 
1500 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Retail
Description: 
Alterations to repair niche on facade
Review Type: 
Permit - revision to permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for revisions to approved design as shown in supplemental drawings dated 21 May 2009 which indicate repair of original niche and new transom window. Request mock up of color selection before whole building is painted.

OG 09-257

HPA number: 
HPA 09-269
Location: 
1425 33rd Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Two-story rear addition
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed two-story rear addition to replace one-story addition. Working drawings conform to previously approved design. See previous Recommendation (OG 09-046). 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 09-259

HPA number: 
HPA 09-271
Location: 
3327 Dent Place, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Foundation to grade for 1-story rear addition
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed foundation to grade for 1-story rear addition which received general concept approval in separate review under case OG 09-230. Applicant takes the risk that any future revisions to the design under permit application and review process may impact on foundation work.

OG 09-260

HPA number: 
HPA 09-272
Location: 
3147 Dumbarton Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Projecting sign for Madeline Wade Hair Style
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed 15-inch by 30-inch projecting sign reading 'Madeline Wade' installed at second floor level between window shutter and recess above entrance door to business on second floor as shown in supplemental drawings dated 3 June 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. The Commission requests property owner to properly maintain historic building, including painting exterior wall facades.

OG 09-261

HPA number: 
HPA 09-273
Location: 
3331 Dent Place, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement windows on front facade
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of windows on front facade with aluminum casement windows as shown in Alternate #1 of supplemental drawings dated 26 May 2009 which indicate 4 11/16-inch mullion. 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 09-262

HPA number: 
HPA 09-274
Location: 
3257 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Demolition of rear 2-story frame structure
Review Type: 
Permit - revision to permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed razing of historic frame construction which has lost structural integrity and for reconstruction as shown in supplemental drawings dated 11 June 2009 to match previously approved design for alterations under case OG 08-333. Recommend re-using salvaged original materials where possible. 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. Removal and reconstruction of west brick wall at second floor level, which requires additional information for review, was not approved and was deleted from this permit submission by applicant. File new submission of detailed drawings and specific process for proposed work on brick wall with separate permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

OG 09-263

HPA number: 
HPA 09-275
Location: 
3257 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Excavation, foundation, underpinning work and new basement addition
Review Type: 
Permit - revision to permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed excavation of basement, foundation and underpinning work, in coordination with new basement addition PROVIDED exposed foundation wall at areaway is faced in brick as shown in supplemental drawings dated 11 June 2009 which indicate smaller footprint for areaway and brick stairs. 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 09-264

HPA number: 
HPA 09-276
Location: 
1691 34th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alteration to masonry opening for new louvered doors at garage structure
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to masonry opening for new wood louvered door and ventilation panel as shown in supplemental drawings dated 21 May 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 09-265

HPA number: 
HPA 09-279
Location: 
1611 29th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Remove thru-the-wall grilles, fill-in with brick to match
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed removal of thru-the-wall grilles and repair of brick walls by in-filling of openings with new brick to match pattern and dimensions of existing brick and mortar joints.

OG 09-270

HPA number: 
HPA 09-295
Location: 
1607 34th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement fence at rear
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 17 June 2009 indicate that proposed replacement fence at rear will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the DC Historic preservation Review Board.