333 G Street, NW / 704 3rd Street, NW
Dear Mr. Setayesh:
In its public meeting of 16 April conducted by videoconference, the Commission of Fine Arts approved, based on its prior review of the submission materials, a revised concept design for the redevelopment of the property at 704 3rd Street / 333 G Street, NW, for use as a hotel (case number SL 20-103). The Commission members acknowledged the development of the exterior details and material color palette in response to their previous review; however, they expressed concern with the proposed monochromatic facades of medium-toned brown brick, requesting development of another option for brick colors that creates an appropriate amount of contrast between the main lower volume of the new building and the setback upper volume.
The Commission looks forward to review of this project. Please coordinate the final submission with the staff which, as always, is available to assist you with the development of the design.
/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA
261 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1801
New York, NY 10016
cc: Gene Weissman, Architecture Incorporated
Norman Glasgow, Holland & Knight
David Maloney, D.C. Historic Preservation Office