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Old Georgetown Appendix: CFA Meeting — 17 July 2008

OG 06-073

HPA number: 
HPA 06-112
Location: 
3108 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
P & C Art Gallery
Description: 
Addition of second floor at rear and alterations
Review Type: 
Permit - revision to permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed addition of second floor at rear and for alterations as shown in supplemental drawings dated 11 July 2008 which indicate extension of existing chimney, and elimination of windows on side walls as per DCRA review. Mechanical equipment will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-086

HPA number: 
HPA 08-142
Location: 
3259 R Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Partial demolition of 1959 addition, side and rear addition, alterations to site, swimming pool
Review Type: 
Concept - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to general concept for massing and footprint of proposed side and rear addition as shown in supplemental drawings dated 25 June 2008. Recommend further study of detailing of facade treatment including Mansard roof projection, panels below window sills, and blanked window. Request reduction of the amount of demolition of the original exterior wall at the northwest corner of the wing which, as proposed, is not appropriate. File new submission of design development drawings, including additional detailing and site work, with concept application for review by the Commission when ready.

OG 08-115

HPA number: 
HPA 08-185
Location: 
2819 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
CVS Pharmacy
Description: 
Alterations to storefront, replacement windows, new signs and awnings
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed steel window and door replacements, awning, and relocated sign as shown in supplemental drawings dated 14 July 2008. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-152

HPA number: 
HPA 08-235
Location: 
2511 Q Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Rock Creek Gardens
Description: 
Alterations to entry porch; replacement windows - in progress
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that replacement windows were installed prior to review and without a permit. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing and proposed replacement windows which are not appropriate to this historic building and adversely impact its character. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed alterations to porch and facade at entrance. Original structural glass must be repaired or replicated. A separate permit application for replacement windows using steel double-hung or casement windows with detailing to match original must be submitted prior to 14 August 2008 deadline for review at the Old Georgetown Board meeting of 4 September, to bring windows into compliance. Recommend further study to replace existing porch canopy.

OG 08-174

HPA number: 
HPA 08-266
Location: 
3268 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
2-story rear and dog-leg in-fill addition
Review Type: 
Concept - revised design
Recommendation: 

Recommend AGAINST concept design for proposed two-story rear addition and in-fill of dog leg as shown in supplemental drawings dated 20 June 2008. Size and scale of proposed addition overwhelms the small contributing historic building.

OG 08-183

HPA number: 
HPA 08-239
Location: 
3251 Prospect Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Prospect Place
Description: 
Three new condensers on roof
Review Type: 
Concept
Superseded By: 
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Concept case for three new rooftop condensers was superseded by new concept application under case OG 08-229.

OG 08-184

HPA number: 
HPA 08-283
Location: 
3138 Q Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to rear facade
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to rear facade as shown on supplemental drawings dated 25 June 2008 which indicate Andersen vinyl-clad wood windows with half screens, and wood French doors, all with 3/4-inch simulated-divided-lites; and double over lapped Hardie-plank beaded lap siding PROVIDED the smooth finish is used. The alterations to the existing deck were removed from this permit application. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-210

HPA number: 
HPA 08-308
Location: 
3068 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Replacement windows and new HVAC
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for HVAC replacement and proposed wood window replacements at front second and third floors, and entire rear elevation as shown in supplemental drawings dated 16 July 2008. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-211

HPA number: 
HPA 08-313
Location: 
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
United States
Property: 
Georgetown University – MedStar Hospital
Description: 
Oxygen Tank Courtyard - metal enclosure behind concrete wall at end of courtyard; planting strip instead of sidewalk requested by Fire Marshall
Review Type: 
Revision to Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed revisions to approved design, most of which are located within courtyard and not visible from public thoroughfare, and to new planting bed to replace sidewalk. Design of enclosure of Oxygen Tank courtyard did not change from approved design. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-212

HPA number: 
HPA 08-323
Location: 
3025 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
American Apparel
Description: 
Sign scheme
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign scheme composed of pin-mounted letters on cornice and vinyl logo on window, both reading 'American Apparel' and no taller than 6-in. high. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-213

HPA number: 
HPA 08-324
Location: 
3061 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Kate Spade
Description: 
Projecting sign
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed projecting sign which is not appropriate to this storefront and the historic district.

OG 08-214

HPA number: 
HPA 08-328
Location: 
3000 K Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Washington Harbour
Description: 
Roof mechanical equipment and screen
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed installation of mechanical equipment on the roof of Washington Harbour screened by louvers painted to match existing. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-216

HPA number: 
HPA 08-334
Location: 
3416 N Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations and addition to carriage house off rear alley
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

Recommend AGAINST concept design for alterations and addition to carriage house off rear alley which, as proposed, would adversely alter the contributing character of the existing structure. Recommend existing carriage house be repaired.

OG 08-217

HPA number: 
HPA 08-335
Location: 
1357 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Three-story rear addition, sign scheme
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed three-story rear addition as shown in supplemental drawings dated July 2008 which indicate metal mesh railing at balconies and terraces, and metal garage doors to match Alucobond panels on walls. Signs on street facade, which were installed without review or permit, will be removed. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-218

HPA number: 
HPA 08-336
Location: 
3206 Grace Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Cyprus Air
Description: 
Gate at rear service alley
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed gate at rear service alley. Gate must be stained or painted. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-220

HPA number: 
HPA 08-338
Location: 
3327 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Tulsi Holistic Living
Description: 
Sign at second floor, sign at Bank St. awning
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign scheme as shown in supplemental drawings dated 23 June 2008 which indicate a sign panel below second floor window sills on M St. facade, and for lettering reading: 'Tulsi Hollistic Living' applied to awning's valance facing on Bank St. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-221

HPA number: 
HPA 08-339
Location: 
1249 31st Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement stockade fence
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of stockade fence with a wood board fence as shown in supplemental drawings dated 27 June 2008. Fence must be stained or painted. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-222

HPA number: 
HPA 08-340
Location: 
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Four Seasons Hotel
Description: 
Alterations, enclosure of walkway at corner with 29th St
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations, including: enclosure of walkway, addition at plaza entrance facing courtyard, new storefronts, canvas awnings within masonry openings, and plaques mounted on brick piers. Working drawings conform to approved concept design. See case OG 08-206. File new submissions for specific signs with permit applications for review by the Commission when ready. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-223

HPA number: 
HPA 08-341
Location: 
1609 31st Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Side door alteration
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to side door as shown in supplemental drawings dated 25 June 2008. Working drawings conform to approved concept. See case OG 08-202. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-224

HPA number: 
HPA 08-342
Location: 
1609 31st Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to window opening on side, replacement windows, alterations to rear doors
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to side window opening to match original condition, for alterations to rear (which will not be visible from public thoroughfare), and for replacement windows provided half-screens are used as shown in supplemental drawings dated 25 June 2008. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-227

HPA number: 
HPA 08-345
Location: 
1613 35th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Demolish existing garage, build new garage
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed razing of existing garage structure, which is not contributing to the historic district, and for construction of new garage structure as shown in supplemental drawings dated 18 June 2008. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-232

HPA number: 
HPA 08-350
Location: 
1552 33rd Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Partial demolition, north addition, alterations
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to windows, first floor addition at west, and north additions as shown in supplemental drawings dated 9 July 2008. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-233

HPA number: 
HPA 08-351
Location: 
3257 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
2-story rear and side in-fill addition, alterations for front window wells
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

Recommend AGAINST concept design for two-story rear addition as proposed. In-fill addition of side yard will adversely impact the historic structure and the neighborhood and was not approved. The window wells in the front of the house are not appropriate in this narrow sidewalk and were not approved. If a rear addition is to be pursued, recommend it be frame construction no wider than the existing rear ell and no taller than its eave.

OG 08-234

HPA number: 
HPA 08-352
Location: 
3419 R Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Wood board fence, trellis and gates for parking pad
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed 6-foot high wood fence and gates with lights as shown in supplemental drawings dated 9 July 2008. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-235

HPA number: 
HPA 08-353
Location: 
1614 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Presse Bookstore
Description: 
Sign scheme
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign scheme for 'Presse Bookstore' including sign panel on storefront and 2'x2' pole-mounted panel at sidewalk as shown in supplemental drawings dated 23 June 2008. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-236

HPA number: 
HPA 08-327
Location: 
1319 34th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Paving along alley
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed paving of side yard abutting alley with 8" x 10" Belgium blocks. Installation of shutters was deleted from this permit application. Note: Because the application is pending final zoning review, any subsequent modifications to the approved design must be re-submitted to the Commission for approval.

OG 08-237

HPA number: 
HPA 08-356
Location: 
3412 Dent Place, NW
United States
Owner: 
D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department
Property: 
Engine Company 5
Description: 
Replacement door
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Property is owned and managed by the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department and will be reviewed as a direct submission. See Direct Submission Consent Calendar, case number: CFA 17/JUL/08-e for recommended action. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.