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1200 Potomac Street, NW United States
Stockade fence and timber retaining wall - existing
The Commission regrets that the replacement fence and alterations to the planter were initiated prior to review or permit. Recommend against the issuance of permit for a stockade fence in this location along Prospect Street and for the replacement of the planter curb with a retaining wall composed of timbers, which is not typical or compatible to the character of the historic district. Recommend study of a landscape solution including a vertical wood board fence with a flat top, painted or stained, and a brick curb to match the height of the original curb with plantings and ground cover to hold the soil in place. File new submission of landscape plan and details with permit application for review by the Commission.