Shipstead-Luce Appendix: CFA Meeting — 20 September 2017

SL 15-090

Location

900 Maine Avenue, SW
United States

Property
Southwest Waterfront development, "The Wharf", Parcel 2
Description
New residential and theater building
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

The staff of the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) has reviewed revisions to the permit submission for a proposed new residential, retail, and theater building to be located at 900 Maine Avenue, SW, on Parcel 2 of the Southwest Waterfront development area known as the District Wharf (case number SL 15-090). We regret that these revisions were not forwarded to allow us to complete the CFA review prior to the issuance of a permit for construction, as required under the Shipstead-Luce Act. Nevertheless, the staff has no objections to the permit submission for this project, as the revised design conforms with the previous advice of the Commission.

With the authority delegated by the Commission at its meeting of 19 March 2015, we recommend approval of the permit submission of the proposed new building, as documented in materials received and dated 6 March 2015 and supplemental materials received and dated 27 June 2017 and 20 July 2017. If there are any additional changes please contact the staff to determine if additional review will be required. As always, the staff is available to assist you with future submissions. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

Note: This recommendation was dated 8 August 2017.

SL 15-103

Location

750 Maine Avenue, SW
United States

Property
Southwest Waterfront development, "The Wharf", Parcel 4
Description
New residential and retail building
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

The staff of the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) has reviewed revisions to the permit submission for a proposed new residential and retail building to be located at 750 Maine Avenue, SW, on Parcel 4 of the Southwest Waterfront development area known as the District Wharf (case number SL 15-103). We regret that these revisions were not forwarded to complete the CFA review prior to the issuance of a permit for construction, as required under the Shipstead-Luce Act. We also regret that the design now under construction only marginally responds to the Commission of Fine Arts’s advice from its meeting of 16 April 2015 (letter attached), particularly the advice to simplify the design of the building façades. However, staff finds that the selection of bricks of similar color and texture for Masonry Types 1 and 2 helps to mitigate the complexity of the façade designs.

With the authority delegated by the Commission at its meeting of 16 April 2015, we recommend approval of the permit submission of the proposed new building, as documented in materials received and dated 3 April 2015 and supplemental materials received and dated 27 June 2017 and 21 July 2017. If there are any additional changes please contact the staff to determine if additional review will be required. As always, the staff is available to assist you with future submissions. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

Note:  This recommendation was dated 8 August 2017.

SL 17-008

HPA number
HPA 17-011
Location

6th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
United States

Property
National Gallery of Art
Description
Cellular antennas
Review Type
Concept
Recommendation

Property is under the control of the federal government and is not subject to the Shipstead-Luce Act. See Consent Calendar for 20 September 2017, case number CFA 20/SEP/17-a for recommended action.

SL 17-099

HPA number
HPA 17-412
Location

1275 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
United States

Property
Office building
Description
Cellular antennas
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

Recommend AGAINST the issuance of a permit for the installation of one replacement panel antenna and three replacement remote radio units at an existing rooftop cellular facility for AT&T, as shown in materials received and dated 5 May 2017 and supplemental materials received and dated 15 May 2017. The original installation of the cellular antennas and "stealth" enclosures was made without CFA review and with no record of a building permit, and they are inappropriately visible from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Forward a new submission for the relocation of all antennas to less visible locations when ready. Refer to National Capital Planning Commission.

SL 17-127

HPA number
HPA 17-482
Location

418-420 New Jersey Avenue, SE
United States

Property
Single-family residence
Description
New house
Review Type
Concept
Recommendation

No objection to the concept for the construction of a new three-story brick house, as shown in supplemental materials received and dated 6 September 2017. 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.

SL 17-128

HPA number
HPA 17-484
Location

11 2nd Street, NE, Unit 406
United States

Property
Multi-family residence
Description
Replacement windows
Review Type
Permit
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for the installation of wood replacement windows in an existing house, as shown in materials received and dated 7 July 2017 and supplemental materials received and dated 15 August 2017. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-133

HPA number
HPA 17-497
Location

601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
United States

Property
Office building
Description
Modifications to penthouse and rooftop terrace
Review Type
Concept
Recommendation

No objection to the concept for an addition to an existing penthouse and for two new open trellises and other modifications to an existing roof terrace, as shown in materials received and dated 7 July 2017 and supplemental materials received and dated 6 September 2017. Refer to US General Services Administration. Refer to National Capital Planning Commission. 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.

SL 17-140

HPA number
HPA 17-499
Location

801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
United States

Property
Market Square
Description
Rooftop addition
Review Type
Concept
Recommendation

No objection to the concept for modifications to an existing roof terrace and for the construction of additions and modifications to an existing penthouse, as shown in materials received and dated 7 July 2017 and supplemental materials received and dated 13 September 2017 and 25 September 2017. Recommend consideration of a separate roof access elevator located in a less visible part of the roof. Recommend that the applicant continue to consult with CFA staff in the development of the design prior to the submission of a permit application. Cellular antennas shown in submitted materials are not included in this review. Refer to US General Services Administration. Refer to National Capital Planning Commission. 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.

SL 17-147

HPA number
HPA 17-512
Location

2034 Pierce Mill Road, NW
United States

Property
Single-family residence
Description
Replacement front porch
Review Type
Permit
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for the reconstruction of the porch roof and railings of an existing rowhouse to match the historic porches of neighboring houses in the same row, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-148

Location

5834 Oregon Avenue, NW
United States

Property
Single-family residence
Description
Replacement fence
Review Type
Permit
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for the installation of a replacement fence--including a 4'-0" high chain link section and a 6'-0" high wood section--in the rear and side yards of an existing house, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017 and supplemental materials received and dated 12 September 2017. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-149

HPA number
HPA 17-531
Location

2025 E Street, NW
United States

Property
American Red Cross Chapter Building
Description
Removal of American Red Cross signs and symbols from building facades
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for the removal of American Red Cross-branded signs and sculpture from an existing building and site, and for the installation of a new ornamental bronze street number sign and a new blank metal sign panel at the main entrance to the building on E Street, NW, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017. Submission conforms with previously approved concept. Refer to National Capital Planning Commission. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-150

Location

800 Maine Avenue, SW
United States

Property
Southwest Waterfront development, "District Wharf", Parcel 3a
Description
New sign
Review Type
Permit
Recommendation

Recommend AGAINST the issuance of a permit for the installation of an internally illuminated sign for the American Psychiatric Association on an existing office building, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017. Signs in the Shipstead-Luce Act area are limited to 25 square feet in total sign area and are not permitted to be internally illuminated. Forward a new submission for a sign that conforms with the regulations for signs in the Shipstead-Luce Act area when ready.

SL 17-151

Location

4801 Colorado Avenue, NW
United States

Property
Single-family residence
Description
Replacement fence
Review Type
Permit
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for the installation of a 6'-0" high wood replacement fence in the rear and side yards of an existing house, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017 and supplemental materials received and dated 15 September 2017. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-152

HPA number
HPA 17-574
Location

801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
United States

Property
Market Square
Description
Replacement doors, other minor modifications
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for the installation of replacement doors and the refinishing of existing storefront and windows in an existing multi-use building, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017 and supplemental materials received and dated 14 September 2017. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-153

HPA number
HPA 17-577
Location

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
United States

Property
Market Square
Description
Replacement doors, other minor modifications
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for the installation of replacement doors and the refinishing of existing storefront and windows in an existing multi-use building, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017 and supplemental materials received and dated 14 September 2017. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-154

HPA number
HPA 17-581
Location

301 A Street, SE / 118 3rd Street, SE
United States

Property
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Description
New side garden
Review Type
Permit
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for modifications to a fenced garden in public space adjacent to an existing church, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017 and supplemental materials received and dated 19 September 2017 and 3 October 2017. Refer to DC Public Space Committee. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-155

HPA number
HPA 17-TBD
Location

200 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
United States

Property
Gas station
Description
New signs
Review Type
Permit
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for the installation of two non-illuminated column-mounted blade signs and four non-illuminated column-mounted wedge signs for Exxon at an existing gas station, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017. Recommend AGAINST the issuance of a permit for the installation of an LED-illuminated price sign to replace the existing price sign. Internally illuminated signs are not permitted in the Shipstead-Luce Act area. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-156

HPA number
HPA 17-602
Location

2201 N Street, NW
United States

Property
Multi-family residence
Description
New sign
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

Recommend AGAINST the issuance of a permit for the installation of an internally illuminated fence-mounted sign in public space, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017. Signs in public space are not permitted in residential districts under DC sign regulations. Refer to DC Public Space Committee. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office.

SL 17-157

HPA number
HPA 17-603
Location

3000 Connecticut Avenue, NW
United States

Property
Multi-family residence
Description
Mechanical equipment
Review Type
Permit
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for the installation of electrical equipment in the side yard of an existing apartment building, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017. This equipment is associated with a proposed solar panel installation on the roof of an adjacent garage on a separate lot that is not subject to CFA review under the Shipstead-Luce Act. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-158

HPA number
HPA 17-604
Location

2527 Belmont Road, NW
United States

Property
Single-family residence
Description
Modifications to house and site
Review Type
Revised permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a revised permit for the construction of an in-ground swimming pool and spa in the rear yard of an existing house, including a new fence and gates, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017 and supplemental materials received and dated 15 September 2017, 19 September 2017 and 2 October 2017.  Submission largely conforms with the previously approved permit submission. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-159

Location

2130 Sudbury Place, NW
United States

Property
Single-family residence
Description
Modifications to garage
Review Type
Permit
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for modifications to the garage of an existing house to convert it to occupiable space, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017 and supplemental materials received and dated 15 September 2017. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-160

HPA number
HPA 17-609
Location

2356 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
United States

Property
Single-family residence
Description
Replacement windows
Review Type
Permit
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for the installation of 18 wood replacement windows in an existing house, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017 and supplemental materials received and dated 19 September 2017 and 26 September 2017. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-161

HPA number
HPA 17-610
Location

801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
United States

Property
Market Square
Description
Cellular antennas
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for the installation of four replacement remote radio heads, three new remote radios heads, and two replacement panel antennas for Verizon Wireless at an existing rooftop cellular installation, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017, PROVIDED that the antennas be mounted no higher than the existing antennas to be replaced, PROVIDED that the wall-mounted antennas and their support structures be painted to match the wall behind, PROVIDED that the applicant consult with CFA staff and the building owner regarding the anticipated relocation of some of the new and existing antennas to coordinate with the owner's current roof terrace modification project. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-162

HPA number
HPA 17-611
Location

3900 16th Street, NW
United States

Property
Multi-family residence
Description
Cellular antennas
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for the installation of three replacement panel antennas, the relocation of two existing panel antennas, and the installation of one new tripod-mounted panel antenna for T-Mobile at an existing rooftop cellular installation, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017, PROVIDED that the antennas be mounted no higher than the existing antennas to be replaced, and PROVIDED that the wall-mounted antennas and their support structures be painted to match the wall behind. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-163

HPA number
HPA 17-612
Location

1525 H Street, NW
United States

Property
St. John's Church and Parish House
Description
Renovation & addition
Review Type
Revised permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a revised permit for the renovation of and additions to an existing parish house and connecting wing to an existing church, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017 and supplemental materials received and dated 2 November 2017. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-164

Location

1000 Maine Avenue, SW
United States

Property
Southwest Waterfront development, "District Wharf", Parcel 1
Description
New twelve-story office building
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for the construction of a new office building, as shown in materials received and dated 20 July 2017 and 8 September 2017. Submission largely conforms with the previously approved concept design and the advice of the Commission. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-165

Location

700 Water Street, SW
United States

Property
Southwest Waterfront development, "District Wharf", Parcel 5
Description
New hotel and retail building
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for the construction of a new hotel and retail building, as shown in materials received and dated 20 July 2017 and 8 September 2017. Submission largely conforms with the previously approved concept design and the advice of the Commission. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.

SL 17-166

HPA number
HPA 17-614
Location

515 15th Street, NW
United States

Property
Hotel Washington (W Hotel)
Description
Modifications to rooftop terrace, replacement windows and doors
Review Type
Concept
Recommendation

No objection to the concept for modifications to an existing roof terrace, windows, and doors, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017 and supplemental materials received and dated 9 November 2017, PROVIDED that the north and south ends of the exterior terrace retain the closed end panels of the existing canvas awning rather than be replaced by glazed transom windows and PROVIDED that the proposed replacement door between the POV Lounge and the exterior terrace be steel to match the POV Lounge windows.  Refer to the US General Services Administration.  Refer to the National Capital Planning Commission. 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.

SL 17-170

Location

400 North Capitol Street, NW
United States

Property
Office building
Description
Ground floor addition
Review Type
Concept
Recommendation

Recommend AGAINST the concept for an addition to the ground floor of one wing of an existing office building, as shown in materials received and dated 8 September 2017. Proposed addition would eliminate in this location the characteristic arcade that runs continuously along the North Capitol Street, courtyard, and E Street, NW, facades of the building.

SL 17-172

HPA number
HPA 17-648
Location

1925 F Street, NW
United States

Property
George Washington University President's House (Alexander Ray House)
Description
Modifications to side garden
Review Type
Permit
Recommendation

No objection to the issuance of a permit for modifications to the side yard of an existing house, including new paving, a new ADA-accessible ramp, and new plantings, as shown in materials received and dated 15 September 2017. Refer to DC Historic Preservation Office. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DCRA technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval.