SL 17-138

HPA number
HPA 17-487

1700 H Street, NW
United States

D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Metropolitan Club
Rooftop addition
Review Type


Dear Mr. Martin:

In its meeting of 20 July, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed a concept proposal for a rooftop addition to the historic Metropolitan Club building, located at 1700 H Street, NW (case number SL 17-138). The Commission approved the concept submission with the following comments.

The Commission members expressed support for the minimal and elegant form of the proposed glass-enclosed addition; they commented that no other elements, such as awnings or shade structures, could be added without compromising the design. They suggested that as the project is further developed, the perimeter planting beds on the roof deck be carefully detailed so that they have adequate soil depth, and that the inner edge of these planters be clearly defined with a curb or other means to create an appropriate safety barrier.

The Commission looks forward to reviewing a final design submission that addresses these issues. As always, the staff is available to assist you.


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA

I. Guyman Martin
Chairman, Building Committee
Metropolitan Club
1700 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

cc: Hany Hassan, Beyer Blender Belle
David Maloney, D.C. Historic Preservation Office