H Street, between 1st and 2nd streets, NE
Dear Mr. Ball:
During its meeting 20 November 2003, the Commission was pleased to meet with you and Rod Renderer from RTKL, to consider the options available to you in the pursuit of the best design for the expansion to the parking garage at Union Station. Whatever gets built will be very visible from H Street and the northern portions of the city. As such, the concept design needs to be developed with considerable care.
The first option of completing the structure with a continuation of the original design was not ruled out. However, in light of a number of excellent examples of contemporary designs for parking structures newly constructed in this country and abroad, we encourage you to consider other possibilities. It must be kept in mind that, with any new design approach, the alterations of the existing facades must be included as part of the new work, particularly as perceived from North Capitol Street.
We look forward to the review of a concept design at your earliest convenience. As always, the staff is available to assist you.
Charles H. Atherton
Mr. David S. Ball
Union Station Redevelopment Corporation
10 G Street, NE Suite 3W-200
Washington, DC 20002
cc: Rod Renderer, RTKL