OG 20-163

HPA number
HPA 20-291

1601 31st Street, NW
United States

Retaining wall replacement
Review Type
Revised permit
Previous Review


The Old Georgetown Board regrets that inappropriate mortar has rendered these existing historic bricks unusable. No objection to issuance of revised permit for replacement of existing brick walls that run along the west and south property lines of the lot, per supplemental drawings received 11 May 2020, which indicate that the obtuse angle of the corner pier will be rebuilt and that the walls will be rebuilt in sections to minimize erosion, ensure the height of the wall is not altered, and to allow salvage and reuse of as many bricks as possible. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.