Wednesday, December 27, 2017

150 S Street NW DCRA Stop Work Order: "permit issued in error. Surrender permit to permit office"

Regarding 150 S Street NW, where the existing Eritrean church building is planned for razing to be replaced with four new construction contiguous rowhouses:

Be advised that a DCRA Stop Work Order was posted at the site yesterday.

The message is:

permit issued in error. Surrender permit to permit office .

Let's see what happens next.

Recent blog posts on this topic here and here.


Brian said...

So what does this mean and as an abutting property owner - when does my input and consideration of how something this major would be to me? Just curious...

Unknown said...

I believe the builder was planning to tear down the church and build apartments. I think the church was recently designated as an historic structure so the permit shouldn't have been issued.

Scott Roberts of Bloomingdale said...

Unknown: A historic landmark nomination has been *filed* for the building or buildings on this property. The DC Office of Planning Historic Preservation Office (HPO) will review the landmark nomination and produce a staff report, which will either support the landmarking or oppose it. The landmark nomination will be scheduled to be heard before the DC Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB). The HPRB will decide if the building or buildings should be landmarked. In other words, the church is NOT historically designated at this time. The HPRB hearing info will be posted here at the Bloomingdale Neighborhood blog.

Prince Charming said...

There will also be 8 separate rental units attached to each
condo, all will likely be "high end". So there will be a total of 16 separate units built if the church is demolished. It will also be 40 feet tall and 4 stories. Much taller than all the adjacent 2 story row houses.