Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Historic Preservation Education: raze permit applications filed throughout the ENTIRE CITY must get DC HPO signoff

More Historic Preservation Education with this blog post.
See the announcement Email below from the DC HPO.  The HPO periodically sends out such Emails that lists properties throughout the entire District with raze permit applications.

Did you know that ALL permit applications to raze buildings must pass through the DC Historic Preservation Office?  Even if the building is not individually landmarked or located within a designated neighborhood Historic District.

I don't believe that there has been a building raze in Bloomingdale in the past 20 years or so.

FYI -- part of your education on DC historic preservation.

From: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 8:37 AM
To: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [HistoricWashington] HPO Raze Application Report for February 6 through February 25, 2016

Raze permit applications recently filed at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) and/or submitted to the Historic Preservation Office for clearance are listed and/or posted on the HPO website at:  http://planning.dc.gov/node/958402    (see March 1, 2016 entry under "Attachments"). HPO provides this announcement to supplement the required public notice of these applications.

New addresses included in this report:

ANC               Address                                              

1A                  3560 14th Street NW   (dwelling)
1A                 3110-3112 Georgia Avenue NW      ( two story two, one story retail buildings)
1B                  2002 11th Street NW  (two story office building)
2B                 1726 M Street NW      (11 story office building)
2B                 1150 17th Street NW    (12 story office building)
3C                 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW  ( public library)
3D                5532 Hawthorne Place NW     (dwelling)
3E                 3823 Albemarle Street NW    (dwelling)
4C                4521 Georgia Avenue NW   (dwelling)
7C                5907 Eads Street NE   (dwelling)  
8D                4631 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SW   (dwelling)
8C                2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE  (building 119, St. Elizabeths Hospital)
8C               2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE   (building 124, St. Elizabeths Hosptial)  
Photos of most residential properties may be viewed by typing in the address at the following URL:   http://propertyquest.dc.gov/

HPO is one of a group of agencies and private utilities that clear raze applications before permits are issued. The HPO clearance of a raze application indicates either that the property is not subject to the historic preservation law, or that the demolition has been approved through the process provided in the preservation law.

HPO endeavors to maintain fair, efficient, and prompt processing of these applications. We routinely clear raze applications that do not involve historic preservation issues.

We may hold a raze application until the end of the required public notice. Under the Building Code (12A DCMR § 105.7.1), the applicant is required to post and maintain notice of the raze application on the building for 30 days.  Photographic documentation of the notice may be requested.

We may also hold a raze application until the end of the required notice to the affected Advisory Neighborhood Commission. Under the ANC Act of 1975, as amended (D.C. Official Code § 1-309.10(c), DCRA is required to give the ANC a notice period of 30 working days.

For inquiries, please contact us by email at historic.preservation@dc.gov   . Information regarding raze permits is also accessible on the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs website at http://dcra.dc.gov/service/permits-raze-permit    , or by calling (202) 442-4400 for information on a specific raze application.

Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024

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