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1624 30th Street, NW United States
Retaining wall in public space - existing
The Commission regrets that a brick retaining wall was erected in public space prior to review or permit. Recommend AGAINST the issuance of the permit for brick stepped retaining wall in public space. The brick wall abutting the rear of the historic concrete quarter-round curb is not compatible with the historic character of this residence, one in a row of five, and the historic district in general. The brick wall must be removed, without damage to the concrete curb, no later than 30 April 2013, and the front yard re-graded with slope to meet the curb and managed with extensive plantings for soil stabilization, which is a typical condition throughout Old Georgetown. In addition, the Commission notes that a light fixture and window shutters have been installed on the front facade of the house prior to review by the Commission and an application should be filed for these alterations to the property.