SL 17-139

HPA number
HPA 17-498

655 15th Street, NW
United States

Metropolitan Square
Facade alterations
Review Type
Previous Review


No objection to the concept for the installation of replacement window bays at the 11th and 12th floors of an existing building, the installation of replacement railings at the 10th floor and upper roof of this building, and the installation of mechanical screening at the penthouse level of the building, as shown in materials received and dated 7 July 2017. Recommend AGAINST the concept for the installation of tensile shade structures at the two roof terraces and recommend AGAINST the concept for the replacement of the picket railing at the lower building roof with a glass railing. Recommend consultation with staff on the material and design of the proposed mechanical screening and any shading structure at the upper roof prior to submission for permit. Refer to U.S. Secret Service. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Note: This is a concept approval only. When ready, submit the permit drawings and a permit application to DCRA for review by the Commission.