CFA 18/NOV/04-2


Potomac Annex
23rd and E Streets, NW
United States

U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of the Navy
Potomac Annex
Perimeter security upgrades at the North and South Gates
Review Type
Revised concept
Previous Review


Dear Mr. Bryan:

During its meeting of 18 November 2004, the Commission reviewed the revised concept for perimeter security upgrades at the North and South Gates of the Potomac Annex, located at 23rd and E Streets, NW. Although the revised design is improved, some modifications are necessary to create entrances that are complementary to the facility and respond to the context of the urban site. The arch of the gate should be shallower, reducing the overall height as much as possible. In addition, any special vehicle-arresting fence should more closely resemble the proposed decorative fence.

The Commission looks forward to further review of this project and strongly recommends coordination with the U.S. Department of State due to the proximity of the facilities. As always, the staff is available should you require guidance.


/s/Frederick J. Lindstrom
Acting Secretary

Mr. Mike Bryan
Department of the Navy
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington
1314 Harwood Street, SE
Washington Navy Yard
Washington, DC 20374-5018

cc: Melissa Devnich, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Mark Rengel, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott