American Pharmacist's Association
2215 Constitution Avenue, NW
AGENDA ITEM EXHIBIT: No objection to the revised concept design for the proposed rear addition as shown on drawings received and dated 2 April 2004, provided the vehicular entrance to the east side of the building's below-grade parking garage be moved as far northward as possible so that it is located either below the southeastern corner of the new addition or adjacent to the addition below the northeastern corner of the terrace. For all the vehicular entrances, the driveways should be framed with parallel retaining walls and not sloped embankments, the detailing of their doors should be in character with the historic structure, and the illumination within the entrance portals be carefully studied to produce an agreeable effect. The additional height of approximately 2 1/2 feet and the inclusion of another floor level was acceptable and was determined not to have a significant impact on the historic building or the sight-lines from Constitution Avenue. The staff is available for guidance during the further development of the project. File new submission of working drawings, including site plan, elevations and details, with permit applications for review by the Commission when ready.