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Old Georgetown Appendix: CFA Meeting — 20 September 2007

OG 07-025

HPA number: 
HPA 07-034
Location: 
1657 31st Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Dumbarton Court
Description: 
Replacement windows - in progress - vinyl-clad wood 1/1 Andersen windows
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that replacement of windows was initiated prior to review and without a permit. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for replacement windows as proposed. Recommend applicant replace sashes within existing frames ONLY, and use half-screens. File new submission of detailed drawings with separate permit application no later than the 11 October 2007 deadline for a November review by the Commission.

OG 07-090

HPA number: 
HPA 07-137
Location: 
1519 27th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement windows
Review Type: 
Permit - revised
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Case has been inactive for an extended period of time. File new submission with accurate drawings, with dimensions, for review by the Commission when ready.

OG 07-126

HPA number: 
HPA 07-192
Location: 
3009-3011 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Replacement dormer windows - existing
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement dormer windows as shown in supplemental drawings dated 21 September 2007 which indicate muntin pattern to match historic condition. 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 07-195

HPA number: 
HPA 07-306
Location: 
1645 31st Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Williams-Addison House, also known as Oak Crest and Friendly Estate
Description: 
Additions to historic house
Review Type: 
Concept - design development
Superseded By: 
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Concept development submission is superseded by permit application under case OG 07-241.

OG 07-205

HPA number: 
HPA 07-319
Location: 
3307-B M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Salon Rafik
Description: 
Sign scheme - existing
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that sign was installed prior to review and without a permit. No objection to issuance of permit for existing sign of 12-inch high letters reading 'Salon Rafik'.

OG 07-206

HPA number: 
HPA 07-322
Location: 
1722 34th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Garage at rear alley
Description: 
Replacement garage roof, repair garage door
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for replacement of fiberglass roof on garage with corrugated galvanized steel panels. 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 07-207

HPA number: 
HPA 07-329
Location: 
1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
United States
Property: 
CDIA at Boston University
Description: 
Signs
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for the proposed sign scheme composed of two wall-mounted signs reading 'Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University'. 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 07-209

HPA number: 
HPA 07-335
Location: 
1802 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Everard Clothing
Description: 
Awning
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed awning on storefront bay window which is not appropriate for this historic building. Recommend applicant consider installation of protective film to inside of glass.

OG 07-210

HPA number: 
HPA 07-342
Location: 
2001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
British School of Washington
Description: 
Playground, signs, and flagpoles
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for signs, flag poles, and playground as shown in plans dated 17 August 2007.

OG 07-211

HPA number: 
HPA 07-345
Location: 
1611 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Commerce Bank
Description: 
New building
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for the proposed construction of a two-story Commerce Bank branch building, which will require the demolition of the Reed Electric building, a non-contributing structure to the historic district, or to proposed sign scheme composed of one back-lit sign mounted below second floor windows to right of entrance facing on Wisconsin Avenue, and one back-lit sign mounted at cornice level on south facade with letters no taller than 12-inches high reading 'Commerce Bank'. The roof top flagpoles for cellular antennas are not part of this permit application. Working drawings conform to previously approved record drawings under cases OG 05-185 and OG 05-251. 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. Erect a materials sample panel on site, facing south, with the use of lighter color mortar, for review by the Commission prior to ordering materials. File new submission of permit application with detailed drawings for roof top flagpoles encasing cellular antennas for review by the Commission when ready.

OG 07-213

HPA number: 
HPA 07-348
Location: 
1209 Potomac Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Replacement windows in front facade - existing
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. The Commission regrets that the original windows on the second floor windows and the picture window on the first floor were replaced without review or permit with windows that are not appropriate to the historic house. Submission materials are not sufficient for permit review. File new permit application with sufficient materials for appropriate windows that replicates original conditions for review by the Commission's 11 October 2007 deadline.

OG 07-215

HPA number: 
HPA 07-350
Location: 
1405 30th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Window and door alterations
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 24 August 2007 indicate that proposed alterations to window and door openings will not be visible from public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 07-216

HPA number: 
HPA 07-351
Location: 
3234 Reservoir Road, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement rear windows and door
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement windows and French doors at rear facade as shown in supplemental drawings dated 28 August 2007. 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 07-217

HPA number: 
HPA 07-352
Location: 
3207 - 3221 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Replacement windows
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed replacement of windows on the front facades of five buildings at 3207, 3209, 3213-3215, 3217-3219 and 3221 M Street. Submitted materials are insufficient for permit review. File new submissions, with separate permit application for each building, to include survey of existing window conditions, drawings, including details and dimensions, for existing and proposed windows for review by the Commission when ready.

OG 07-218

HPA number: 
HPA 07-353
Location: 
1534 28th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Remove stucco to reveal existing original windows at second floor
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to re-open the original tri-partite window on the second floor. 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 07-219

HPA number: 
HPA 07-354
Location: 
2903 Q Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Window and door alterations
Review Type: 
Concept
Superseded By: 
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Concept case was superseded by permit application under case OG 07-256.

OG 07-220

HPA number: 
HPA 07-355
Location: 
1070 30th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Camlai Hair Nail Skin Care
Description: 
Projecting sign
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for two 18in-x 24in signs reading 'Camlai' PROVIDED they are attached to the existing railing below the handrail. Proposed projecting sign and bracket were not approved as they are inappropriate to this historic structure.

OG 07-222

HPA number: 
HPA 07-357
Location: 
1715 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
HSBC Bank
Description: 
Sign scheme: signs and awnings
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign scheme including black canvas awnings installed within masonry openings with lettering and logo on valance, and two wall-mounted signs composed of 12-inch high lettering reading HSBC and logo, one on each facade. 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 07-223

HPA number: 
HPA 07-358
Location: 
1654 33rd Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
New 7-ft high wood vertical board fence at rear
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed new 7-ft high vertical board fence and gate at rear yard as shown in supplemental drawings dated 5 September 2007. New 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 07-224

HPA number: 
HPA 07-359
Location: 
2727 Q Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to east facade for new window openings, removal of door surround
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed revision to approved permit design for removal of door surround and for four new window openings to restore east facade of historic building to its original condition as shown in supplemental drawings dated 12 September 2007. Brick and mortar joints will match existing brickwork. New all-wood windows will match details of existing original single glazed windows. New window openings on rear facade are deleted from this 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 07-225

HPA number: 
HPA 07-360
Location: 
3317-3321 Prospect Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Wormley School
Description: 
Alterations to approved rear facade for six new townhouses; Landscape plan: rear brick garden wall for six new townhouses, up-lighting of front yards
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to rear facade for three townhouses as shown in supplemental drawings dated 14 September 2007 which indicate projection over rear door only. No objection to brick garden walls as shown in supplemental drawings dated 14 September 2007. Recommend AGAINST proposed up-lighting of landscaping in front yards of townhouses. File separate submission of working drawings for gate and options for all-wood window selections (and sample), with permit application 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 07-226

HPA number: 
HPA 07-361
Location: 
1063 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Replacement fence
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed replacement of fence and gate with 5'-10" high wood vertical board fence and gate, with flat top. New fence and 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 07-227

HPA number: 
HPA 07-362
Location: 
1250 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
The District Line
Description: 
Sign, light fixtures and flagpole
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to proposed pin-mounted sign composed of 12-inch high letters reading 'The District Line' as shown in supplemental drawings dated 6 September 2007. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed flagpole and light fixtures which were not approved.

OG 07-228

HPA number: 
HPA 07-363
Location: 
1663 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
The Magic Wardrobe
Description: 
Wall mounted sign and projecting sign
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed 2-ft diameter projecting sign for 'The Magic Wardrobe' provided it is located above entry door. Wall mounted sign was not approved and was 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 07-229

HPA number: 
HPA 07-364
Location: 
1504 26th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement windows
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sash replacements with 2/2 wood sashes with half-screens as shown in supplemental drawings dated 30 August 2007. Recommend applicant consider re-installation of shutters, and door surround to correspond to historic character of structure. 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 07-230

HPA number: 
HPA 07-365
Location: 
2824 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to garden wall for water feature
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alteration to brick garden wall, built in 1980's, for a water feature as shown in supplemental drawings dated 22 August 2007. 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 07-231

HPA number: 
HPA 07-366
Location: 
1410 34th Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations to window opening, replacement windows
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to side window opening and for replacement windows with half-screens as shown in supplemental drawings dated 24 August 2007. 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 07-232

HPA number: 
HPA 07-367
Location: 
3330 Reservoir Road, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Three car garage at alley
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed three-car garage at rear alley as shown in supplemental drawings dated 24 August 2007. 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. Proposed concept for connector was not approved as it would be inappropriate to the house and to the historic district.

OG 07-233

HPA number: 
HPA 07-368
Location: 
2810-12 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Four Seasons Hotel – Eno Wine Bar
Description: 
Rear addition of greenhouse, alterations, window divisions, signs and awnings
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for proposed alterations, including new storefront windows, awnings, signs, rear addition of greenhouse with trellis, elevator and new window openings at rear. Rear windows must match existing windows on front facade, with the installation of operable shutters and hardware. File new submission of working drawings, including details and dimensions, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

OG 07-234

HPA number: 
HPA 07-361
Location: 
3421 Reservoir Road, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Rear addition
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Concept case was withdrawn by written request of applicant dated 13 September 2007.

OG 07-235

HPA number: 
HPA 07-370
Location: 
3225 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Helly Hansen
Description: 
Sign - existing
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that sign was installed prior to review and without a permit. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for existing back-lit sign composed of 14-inch high letters reading 'Helly Hansen'. File new submission of detailed drawings for a sign no larger than 12-inches high. Sign must be brought into compliance no later than 31 December 2007.

OG 07-236

HPA number: 
HPA 07-371
Location: 
1623 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
United States
Property: 
Georgetown Café
Description: 
Replacement front door - in progress
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for proposed replacement front door until existing sign scheme, which is excessive, is brought into compliance. Existing awnings were installed after they were NOT approved in 1993 under case OG 93-045. All signs in bay window must be relocated 18-inches behind the glass or removed as they are not appropriate to the historic district. Sign scheme must be brought into compliance no later than 31 December 2007.

OG 07-238

HPA number: 
HPA 07-373
Location: 
3310 P Street, NW (rear)
United States
Property: 
Carriage house at rear alley
Description: 
Window and door alterations, replacement windows
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed alterations to rear of carriage house and for replacement windows as shown in drawings dated 17 August 2007 which conform to approved concept OG 07-144. 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 07-242

HPA number: 
HPA 07-377
Location: 
3103 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
New window openings, side porch to replace arbor
Review Type: 
Concept
Recommendation: 

No objection to concept design for proposed alterations, including new window and door openings on west wall, removal of trellis, and new porch as shown in drawings dated 17 August 2007. File new submission of working drawings, including dimensions and details, with permit application for review by the Commission when ready.

OG 07-243

HPA number: 
HPA 07-378
Location: 
3213 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Commercial
Description: 
Two-story rear addition and one-story side addition
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed one-story addition of enclosed porch at east and for two-story addition at rear as shown in supplemental drawings dated 20 September 2007 which indicate use of 7/8-inch muntins on windows and doors. 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 07-244

HPA number: 
HPA 07-379
Location: 
3229 M Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Tommy Hilfiger
Description: 
Sign, awnings, and light fixtures
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed sign scheme for 'Tommy Hilfiger' including black Sunbrella fabric awnings with lettering on 10-inch valance, light sconces to either side of entrance, and 1-inch high lettering on show windows as shown in supplemental drawings dated 17 September 2007. 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. Eagle plaque above door and light fixtures underneath awnings were not approved, were crossed out on drawings and deleted from this permit application.

OG 07-245

HPA number: 
HPA 07-380
Location: 
3206 N Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Prospect Place – Neyla Restaurant
Description: 
Enclosure of existing trellis structure
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed enclosure of existing wood trellis as shown in supplemental drawings dated 12 September 2007. Working drawings conform to approved concept OG 07-193. Recommend applicant consider replacement of trellis with new design and submit for concept review. 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 07-246

HPA number: 
HPA 07-381
Location: 
3512-14 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Fenwick House
Description: 
Alterations to curb on planting beds - existing
Review Type: 
Permit - revised design
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that work was completed not-conforming to approved design. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for as-built condition of granite edging around planting beds in front of historic building. See previous case OG 06-131. Granite edging must be made to conform with, and be no higher than, approved 2-inch curb height. All corrective work must be completed no later than 31 December 2007.

OG 07-248

HPA number: 
HPA 07-383
Location: 
3401 Dent Place, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Alterations for paved entrance walkway from corner - in progress
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

The Commission regrets that work was initiated prior to review and without a permit. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for as-built conditions of alterations to entrance walkway and planting beds in public space, which are not appropriate to this historic structure with a corner entrance. Existing door and door surround must be retained. Double hung window on second floor, as well as brick mold and half-screens on all windows, must be installed as approved under case OG 05-091. Planters must be returned to a condition perpendicular to the exterior walls of the house and set back from the corner. All corrective work must be completed by 31 December 2007.

OG 07-249

HPA number: 
HPA 07-384
Location: 
3315 N Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
New railing on front stoop
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed metal railing on front brick stoop as shown in supplemental drawings dated 28 August 2007. 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 07-250

HPA number: 
HPA 07-389
Location: 
1655 32nd 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 19 September 2007 indicate that proposed replacement fence at rear will not be visible from a public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 07-251

HPA number: 
HPA 07-390
Location: 
3142 Q Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement of rear steps
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 19 September 2007 indicate that proposed replacement of rear entry wood steps will not be visible from a public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 07-254

HPA number: 
HPA 07-416
Location: 
3228 O Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Second floor rear addition, relocation of mechanical equipment to roof
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and site visit during concept review for OG 07-171 indicate that proposed second story rear addition and location of mechanical equipment on roof will not be visible from a public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 07-255

HPA number: 
HPA 07-419
Location: 
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
United States
Property: 
Georgetown University – MedStar Hospital
Description: 
Temporary 'Mobile MRI' unit
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and 27 August 2007 site visit indicate that proposed installation of one Mobile MRI unit for one year will not be visible from a public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 07-256

HPA number: 
HPA 07-420
Location: 
2903 Q Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Window and door alterations
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

No objection to issuance of permit for new window openings at rear as shown in plans dated 5 September 2007. 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 07-263

HPA number: 
HPA 07-429
Location: 
3040 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Replacement windows on side and rear facades
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 19 September 2007 indicate that proposed replacement windows will not be visible from a public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 07-265

HPA number: 
HPA 07-431
Location: 
3102 P Street, NW
United States
Property: 
Residence
Description: 
Stone fireplace on rear yard - existing
Review Type: 
Permit
Recommendation: 

Returned without Action. Submitted materials and a site visit of 19 September 2007 indicate that existing stone-fireplace on rear yard is not visible from a public thoroughfare. Refer to the Historic Preservation Review Board.