CFA 19/NOV/09-x


Median of New York Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets, NW
United States

D.C. Office of Planning
New York Avenue Public Art Program
Phase I--Exhibition of sculpture; Infrastructure and typical art installation
Review Type


First phase of project (between 12th and 13th Streets) approved by delegation with the exception of the interpretive and sponsor signs, which are to be submitted separately. See letter dated 19 October 2009. (Previous: CFA 16/JUL/09-7) (Submitted under case number SL 09-114) Refer to the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board and D.C. Department of Transportation. ACTION PREVIOUSLY DELEGATED TO STAFF


Dear Ms. Tregoning:

The staff of the Commission of Fine Arts has reviewed the final design submission for the first phase of the exhibition of sculptures on the median of New York Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets, NW. We have no objection to the final plans for the modifications to the mid-street island to accommodate the installation of four sculptures but remain concerned that, given that this installation is a publicly-sponsored art program, there is an inappropriate amount of private institutional sponsorship information on the reverse side of the interpretive signs.

With the authority delegated by the Commission at its meeting of 16 July 2009, we approve, with the exception of the interpretive/sponsor signs, the submission for the first phase of this project, as documented in the drawings and materials received and dated 2 October 2009. As per the Commission's recommendation, we ask that you consult with the staff to develop an appropriate and acceptable sign plan. As always, the staff is available to assist you with future submissions.


Thomas E. Luebke, AIA

Harriet Tregoning, Director
District of Columbia Office of Planning
2000 14th Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20009

cc: Christopher Ziemman, D.C. Department of Transportation
Chris Shaheen, D.C. Office of Planning
Gloria Nauden, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Lito Tongson, Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District
Susan Fisher Sterling, National Museum of Women in the Arts