3124 Q Street, NW
No objection to issuance of permit for proposed revisions to approved design as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 25 June 2004, including existing 44-inch high fence atop pool retaining wall facing 32nd Street, existing brick paving of driveway to garage, existing modified height of alley wall over entrance to mechanical room which is to remain as low as possible, existing stone wall with proposed stone return at end of stucco wall, and proposed alterations to design of pool cabanas and pergola. Applicant agreed to modify existing stone fireplace /exhaust and chimney to size, proportions and materials of approved design for 6-ft wide brick fireplace, and installation of 14-inch high planter at end of alley as shown in supplemental drawings. The proposed metal stair and the 7'-0" high steel picket fence, which would negatively impact the openness of the alley (an integral part of the approved design) were not approved and have been deleted by applicant from this permit review as supplemental drawings indicate. See previous Recommendation (OG 02-301). The retaining wall on 32nd Street will not be enlarged as confirmed in supplemental drawings which indicate extent of approved wall. The Commission regrets that so many parts of the project have been completed or initiated without review or permit and requests that approved landscaping atop wall and grading of landscaped berm at base of retaining wall along 32nd Street be installed as agreed.