Consent Calendar: CFA Meeting — 17 April 2014

CFA 17/APR/14-a

Location

1651 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
United States

Owner
U.S. General Services Administration – U.S. Department of State Blair–Lee House
Property
U.S. Department of State, Blair-Lee House
Description
Front garden rehabilitation
Review Type
Final
Recommendation

No objection to the final plans for the rehabilitation and replacement of plant materials in the front garden of the Blair–Lee House, as shown in materials received and dated 3 April 2014. Work will follow the conclusion of the previously approved facade reconstruction project at the Blair House.

CFA 17/APR/14-b

Location

201 14th Street, SW
United States

Owner
U.S. General Services Administration - Sidney Yates Building (U.S. Forest Service)
Property
Sidney Yates Building, U.S. Forest Service
Description
(corner of 14th Street and Independence Avenue) Install clock with four faces in tower
Review Type
Final
Recommendation

No objection to the final plans for the installation of a clock with four faces in the existing circular openings in the clock tower of the Sidney Yates Building, as shown in materials received and dated 3 April 2014. The original plans for the building indicated that there was to be a clock in the tower but it was never installed, leaving the five–foot–diameter openings enclosed with glass.

CFA 17/APR/14-c

Location

401 F Street, NW
United States

Owner
U.S. General Services Administration - National Building Museum (Pension Building)
Property
National Building Museum (Pension Building)
Description
Install temporary outdoor food, beverage, and entertainment venue on west lawn
Recommendation

No objection to the final design for the installation of a temporary outdoor food, beverage, and entertainment venue on the west lawn of the National Building Museum grounds, as shown in materials received and dated 31 March 2014, provided that the installation will be in place from approximately 1 May to 30 August 2014 and that the grounds will be restored when removed.

CFA 17/APR/14-d

Location

Washington Navy Yard
United States

Owner
U.S. Department of the Navy – Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters Building (Building 197)
Property
Washington Navy Yard, Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters Building (Building 197)
Description
Building alterations and additions
Review Type
Concept
Recommendation

No objection to the concept design for the proposed building modifications that include a new main entrance on the south facade, a relocated east entrance, and a new drop–off area south of the building, on the east side of Dahlgren Park, as shown in materials received and dated 3 April 2014, provided the decorative metal accents on the free–standing entrance portals either be eliminated, or be simplified to more closely recall metal trusses found in many of the Navy Yard's historic buildings.

CFA 17/APR/14-e

United States

Owner
U.S. Department of Agriculture – U.S. National Arboretum
Property
U.S. National Arboretum
Description
Springhouse Run (a tributary of Hickey Run) and the R Street parking lot New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road, NE. Stream Restoration and Stormwater Management Retrofit Project
Review Type
Final
Recommendation

No objection to the proposed stream restoration and stormwater management retrofit project for Springhouse Run (a tributary of Hickey Run) and the installation of stormwater management features for the the R Street parking lot, as shown in materials received and dated 28 March 2014.

CFA 17/APR/14-f

Location

Reservation 157
United States

Owner
D.C. Department of General Services – Carter G. Woodson Park
Property
Carter G. Woodson Park, Reservation 157
Description
Rhode Island Avenue and 9th and Q Streets, NW. Dr. Carter G. Woodson Memorial
Review Type
Final
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the final plans for the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Memorial, as shown in materials received and dated 3 April 2014. Final design of the sculpture and base conform to previously approved design, and landscape design conforms to the previous recommendations.

CFA 17/APR/14-g

Location

5002 Hayes Street, NE
United States

Owner
D.C. Department of General Services – Merritt Elementary School
Property
Merritt Elementary School
Description
Conversion to DCPD 6th District Headquarters and Youth Investigation Branch
Review Type
Final
Recommendation

No objection to the final design for the proposed building modifications and additions to convert the existing and unused Merritt Elementary School building into the D.C. Police Department's 6th District Headquarters and offices for the Youth Investigation Branch, as shown in materials received and dated 4 April 2014.

CFA 17/APR/14-h

Location

1700 Q Street, SE
United States

Owner
D.C. Department of General Services – Kramer Middle School
Property
Kramer Middle School
Description
Building renovation, additions, and alterations
Review Type
Final
Recommendation

No objection to the proposed additions, alterations, and new landscaping for the Kramer Middle School building, which includes: a new entrance terrace and accessibility ramp, new mechanical penthouse enclosure, replacement doors and windows, and new landscaping, as shown in materials received and dated 3 April 2014.

CFA 17/APR/14-i

Location

301 Douglas Street, NE
United States

Owner
D.C. Department of General Services – Shaed Elementary School
Property
Shaed Elementary School
Description
Building renovation and alterations
Review Type
Final
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the final design for the renovation and alterations to the Shaed Elementary School for the Charter School Incubator Initiative, as shown in materials received and dated 3 April 2014. Final design conforms to previously approved concept design.

CFA 17/APR/14-j

Location

5129–5131 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE
United States

Owner
D.C. Department of General Services – The Strand Theater
Property
The Strand Theater
Description
Building restoration and renovation
Review Type
Final
Recommendation

No objection to the final plans for the proposed restoration and renovation of the Strand Theater, located at 5129 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE, as shown in materials received and dated 3 April 2014.

CFA 17/APR/14-k

United States

Owner
D.C. Department of Transportation – Urban Forestry Administration
Description
Public sidewalks M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, NW in Old Georgetown Historic District. Install porous flexible paving (Flexipave) to cover tree boxes
Review Type
Final
Recommendation

No objection to the installation of porous flexible paving (Flexipave) to cover the tree boxes along M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, NW in the Old Georgetown Historic District, as shown in materials received and dated 21 March 2014. Coordinate with CFA staff for review of material color samples on site as they are developed to determine final selection prior to ordering materials.

CFA 17/APR/14-l

Location

500 Indiana Avenue, NW
United States

Owner
D.C. Courts – H. Carl Moultrie I Courthouse
Property
H. Carl Moultrie I Courthouse
Description
C Street building addition and site modifications
Review Type
FInal
Previous Review
Recommendation

Project approved by delegation. See letter dated 14 April 2014. Final design conforms with the previous recommendations of the Commission. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office.