Union Station Parking Garage
H Street, between 1st and 2nd streets, NE
Dear Mr. Ball:
The Commission was pleased to meet with you on 19 February 2004, to review the concept designs for the addition to the parking garage at Union Station. The contemporary approach to the design of the facades of the addition was well received, as were the changes to the facades of the existing structure. However, before we can comment on the proposed stainless steel mesh screening panels and their illumination, it will be necessary to have the opportunity to review a sizeable material sample installed on site. The staff is available to assist you in coordinating a site inspection of the sample mockup at your earliest convenience.
It was also felt that the proposed screening of the existing exposed truss on the south facade is not appropriate or necessary. However, the installation of a sensitively scaled and detailed sign in this location would be acceptable. We look forward to the review of the design development.
Charles H. Atherton
Mr. David S. Ball, President
Union Station Redevelopment Corporation
10 G Street, NE, Suite 504
Washington, DC 20002