3124 Q Street, NW
No objection to issuance of permit for proposed revisions to approved design for existing stone-clad fireplace / exhaust chimney as shown in drawings received and dated 19 August 2004 which indicate as-built conditions. No objection to lighting plan as shown in supplemental drawings received and dated 19 August 2004. Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit for revisions to introduce a 16-inch high stone wall, 7'-0" tall steel fence and metal stairs at end of driveway / planter which deviates from approved design and would negatively impact the openness of the alley (an integral part of the approved design). See previous Recommendations (OG 04-176 and OG 02-301). After a site visit, the Commission notes that portion of the fence has already been installed behind driveway and must be removed no later than 31 December 2004. Note is made that design details for proposed new fence deviates from approved design of existing fences. The Commission regrets that so many parts of the project, including the stone chimney and the lighting fixtures, have been completed 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. Note is made that permit application is pending final Zoning review. Any modifications to the approved design as a result of further review in the permit process must be submitted to the Commission for approval.