Consent Calendar: CFA Meeting — 20 June 2013

CFA 20/JUN/13-a

United States

Owner
U.S. Mint
Description
Designs for seven gold medals (with silver and bronze duplicates)
Review Type
Final
Recommendation

Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes: Obverse #1; the size of the central design elements should be reduced to avoid crowding the peripheral text. Reverse #4, with two modifications: the size of the central map should be reduced so that it does not intersect other design elements; and the eagle staffs should be adjusted to avoid reaching the edge of the medal.

Cherokee Nation: Obverse #5 as the strongest graphic design. Reverse #1 as the best composition. The design benefits from the hierarchical variation of text size along the periphery; some of the other alternatives simply use equally sized text.

Ho–Chunk Nation: Obverse #7 as the strongest graphic design and best rendering. Reverse #1 as the most legible design; the eagle’s wing should be adjusted to avoid overlapping with the peripheral text "World War II."

Meskwaki Nation: Obverse #2; the central design elements should be adjusted to avoid overlapping the peripheral text. Alternative #4 is also noteworthy but too complex for the medal design. Reverse #2 due to the simple border treatment, with the peripheral text configured as in alternative #3, or else the feathers should be reconfigured so they do not overlap the text.

Oglala Sioux Tribe: Obverse #2 as the most graphically convincing design, with simplification of the background to avoid confusion of the branches with the radio equipment. Reverse #3, as preferred by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Seminole Nation: Obverse #3 due to the clear composition and the detailing of the pose and chin; alternative #4 is also a strong candidate. Reverse #1 as the simplest design.

Yankton Sioux Tribe: Obverse #2 as the most interesting composition. Reverse #1 due to the superior depiction of the animal skull.

CFA 20/JUN/13-b

Location

Dinoze, France

Owner
American Battle Monuments Commission - Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
Property
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
Description
Accessible ramp for Visitors Building
Review Type
Concept
Recommendation

No objection to the final plans for modifications to make the main entrance to the cemetery visitor center building accessible to the handicapped, as shown in materials received and dated 4 June 2013.

CFA 20/JUN/13-c

Location

New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road, NE
United States

Owner
Department of Agriculture - U.S. National Arboretum National Bonsai and Penjing Museum
Property
U.S. National Arboretum National Bonsai and Penjing Museum
Description
Renovation of the Japanese Pavilion and Stroll Garden
Review Type
Final
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the final plans for the renovation of the Japanese Pavilion and Stroll Garden at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, as shown in materials received and dated 6 June 2013. The submission conforms to the previously approved concept design.

CFA 20/JUN/13-d

Location

3700 North Capitol Street, NW - (Rock Creek Church Road and Upshur Street, NW)
United States

Owner
U.S. Department of Defense - Armed Forces Retirement Home
D.C. Water - Potable Water Storage Facility (Soldiers' Home Reservoir)
Property
Potable Water Storage Facility (Soldiers' Home Reservoir); Armed Forces Retirement Home
Description
Rehabilitation of the water reservoir, two new equipment support buildings, and new access
Review Type
Final
Recommendation

No objection to the final plans for the rehabilitation of the DC Water Potable Water Storage Facility (Soldiers' Home Reservoir) located on the Home's golf course between holes 1 and 3. The above-grade work in the project includes two new equipment support buildings, and a permanent permeable-surface service access road, as shown in materials received and dated 6 June 2013.

CFA 20/JUN/13-e

Location

4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
United States

Owner
University of the District of Columbia - Van Ness Campus
Property
Van Ness Campus
Description
New child development center playground between buildings 41 and 44
Review Type
Final
Recommendation
No objection to the final plans for a new child development center playground between buildings 41 and 44, on the Van Ness Campus of the University of the District of Columbia, as shown in materials received and dated 31 May 2013.

CFA 20/JUN/13-f

Location

former Bruce Public School
770 Kenyon Street, NW
United States

Owner
D.C. Department of General Services - Cesar Chavez Public Charter School
Property
Cesar Chavez Public Charter School, former Bruce Public School
Description
New gymnasium addition
Review Type
Final
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the final design for a new gymnasium addition to the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School (the former Bruce Public School), as shown in materials received and dated 3 June 2013. Final design conforms to previously approved concept design. Any subsequent modifications to the exterior design must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval before the issuance of a permit revision.

CFA 20/JUN/13-g

Location

1st and Thomas Streets, NW
United States

Owner
D.C. Water - 1st Street (Temporary) Pumping Station
Property
1st Street (Temporary) Pumping Station
Description
Temporary pumping Station - DC Clean Rivers Project
Review Type
Final
Recommendation
No objection to the final plans for the proposed temporary 1st Street pumping station, as shown in materials received and dated 5 June 2013. The majority of the pumping station will be built below grade with the exception of an electrical cabinet and associated security fencing. It is understood that the station will be stay in service until 2022 when the Northeast Boundary Tunnel gravity system is completed and operational.

CFA 20/JUN/13-h

Location

765 Kenilworth Terrace, NE
United States

Owner
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities - Unity-Parkside Community Healthcare Center
Property
Unity-Parkside Community Healthcare Center
Description
Installation of public art
Review Type
Concept
Recommendation
No objection to the concept plans for the public art installation at the Unity-Parkside Health Center titled 'Community Gateway' by artist Tim Tate of the the Washington Glass School and Studio, as shown in materials received and dated 6 June 2013.

CFA 20/JUN/13-i

Location

27th Street and Broad Branch Road, NW
United States

Owner
D.C. Department of Transportation - 27th Street Bridge over Broad Branch Stream
Property
27th Street Bridge over Broad Branch Stream
Description
Replacement bridge
Review Type
Concept
Recommendation
No objection to the concept design for a new two-lane bridge to replace the existing 27th Street bridge over Broad Branch Stream adjacent to the intersection of 27th Street and Broad Branch Road, NW, as shown in materials received and dated 5 June 2013.

CFA 20/JUN/13-j

Location

H and Benning Streets, NE
United States

Owner
D.C. Department of Transportation - H and Benning streetcar line
Property
H and Benning streetcar line
Description
New streetcar station identification pylon sign
Review Type
Final
Recommendation
No objection to the proposed final design for the new streetcar station identification pylon sign, as shown in materials received and dated 16 May 2013. The final design conforms to the Commission's recommendations from April 2007.

CFA 20/JUN/13-k

Location

200 C Street, SW - 1401 14th Street, SW
United States

Owner
U.S. General Services Administration - Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Building (FOB 8) and Liberty Loan Building
Property
Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Building (FOB 8) and Liberty Loan Building
Description
Six new building identification signs (GSA/NCR Sign System)
Review Type
Final
Recommendation
No objection to the installation of four new building identification signs at the Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Building and two new building identification signs at the Liberty Loan Building, as shown in materials received and dated 10 June 2013. Proposed signs conform to the designs in the GSA/NCR sign system approved in November 2010.

CFA 20/JUN/13-l

Location

Work yard in northeast corner of the fort - Northeast corner adjacent to the east P Street Gate
United States

Owner
U.S. Department of the Army - Fort McNair
Property
Fort McNair
Description
Equipment storage facility (shed)
Review Type
Final
Recommendation
No objection to the final plans for the proposed new landscape equipment and vehicular storage facility (shed) in the work yard located in the northeast corner of Fort McNair, as shown in materials received and dated 7 June 2013.

CFA 20/JUN/13-m

Location

Sheridan Avenue
Arlington, VA
United States

Owner
U.S. Department of the Army - Work yard behind Building 450 Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall
Property
Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall, work yard behind Building 450
Description
Equipment storage facility (shed)
Review Type
Final
Recommendation

No objection to the final plans for the proposed new landscape equipment and vehicular storage facility (shed) in the work yard located behind Building 450 at Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Virginia, as shown in materials received and dated 7 June 2013.

CFA 20/JUN/13-n

Location

3950 37th Street, NW
United States

Owner
D.C. Department of General Services - Phoebe Hearst Elementary School
Property
Phoebe Hearst Elementary School
Description
Temporary modular classroom
Review Type
Final
Recommendation
No objection to the final plans for the installation of a two- story modular building containing a cafeteria, kitchen, bathrooms, and classrooms, as shown in materials received and dated 7 June 2013 and 17 June 2013. See case SL 13-098.

CFA 20/JUN/13-o

Location

Arlington, VA
United States

Owner
U.S. Department of the Army - Arlington National Cemetery
Property
Arlington National Cemetery
Description
Millennium Expansion Project
Review Type
Final
Previous Review
Recommendation

Project approved by delegation. See letter dated 13 June 2013. Final design conforms with the previous recommendations of the Commission. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. ACTIONS PREVIOUSLY DELEGATED TO STAFF

CFA 20/JUN/13-p

Location

6th and Chesapeake Streets, SE
United States

Owner
D.C. Department of General Services - Hendley Elementary School
Property
Hendley Elementary School
Description
Building rehabilitation and addition
Review Type
Final
Previous Review
Recommendation

Project approved by delegation. See letter dated 12 June 2013. Final design conforms with the previous recommendations of the Commission. ACTIONS PREVIOUSLY DELEGATED TO STAFF