Friday, March 05, 2021

March HPRB 2021: 6 Adams Street NW "concept/third story roof addition and three-story rear addition"

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March 2021

Issued by email on March 5, 2021


This notice is the official monthly announcement by the District of Columbia’s Historic Preservation Office (HPO) of pending matters of public interest.  It includes items related to preservation planning, designation of historic landmarks and historic districts, and project reviews before the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) and U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA). 

Please note that this notice contains changes in procedures, noted in bold, for the Historic Preservation Review Board’s public meetings due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.



HPO and HPRB welcome and encourage Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) participation in the historic preservation review process.  HPRB gives great weight to duly adopted written ANC views on matters of significance to neighborhood planning and development. 


How Affected ANCs Should Use this Notice 

This is an initial notice to ANCs of construction projects recently filed for HPRB review.  Projects are identified by address and ANC area where the address is located.  Upcoming historic designation hearings are also listed, supplementing the separate notice letters mailed to ANCs. 

HPRB regulations are designed to allow ANCs to identify projects they believe are significant to neighborhood planning and development.  ANCs can request project submissions and applicant contact information from the assigned HPO staff person listed on this notice. 

The historic preservation regulations encourage, but do not require, applicants to contact the affected ANC to present their projects and to resolve any public concerns before HPRB review.  If an ANC is interested in a project listed on this notice, but has not yet been contacted by the applicant, the ANC is encouraged to arrange for an ANC review directly with the applicant. 


Longer Notice Period for Cases Undergoing ANC Review 

HPO gives notice according to rules designed to balance the interests of project applicants and ANCs.  If HPO is already aware of ANC interest in a project, the case is listed on two successive monthly notices in order to ensure a minimum notice to the affected ANC of 45 days (or 30 working days, whichever is longer).  This means that when these cases first appear on this notice, they are scheduled for the HPRB meeting at the end of the following month. 

HPO asks affected ANCs for help in identifying any other projects on this notice that they want to review at a public meeting.  Upon notification, HPO will ensure that the affected ANC receives a minimum 45-day notice of those cases.  ANCs may identify an interest in reviewing any or all cases that affect their area. 

For those cases that affected ANCs do not need to consider at a public meeting, HPO will proceed with review for possible consideration at this month’s HPRB meeting.  The shorter notice allows the application to proceed without unnecessary delay to the applicant or burden to the ANC.


How to Ensure Consideration of ANC Views 

ANCs should first identify those cases on this notice they want to review.  ANCs should feel free to contact the assigned HPO staff person for information about any case.  ANCs should also contact HPO in writing to request an extended notice for those cases the ANC wants to review at a public meeting.  Requests are granted automatically and may be made by email to the assigned staff person or to .  Requests should be made as soon as possible, but no later than two days before the upcoming HPRB meeting.  ANCs do not need to contact HPO about projects that are already scheduled to allow a 45-day review period, or that they have already reviewed. 


How to Submit ANC Comments 

For ANC comments to receive great weight, they must be adopted by ANC vote at a duly noticed public meeting.  ANC comments may be in resolution or letter format and should be submitted within the 45-day review period.  Comments should relate to HPRB’s area of jurisdiction, state the vote taken, and articulate the basis for the ANC recommendations. 

Any ANC commissioner is welcome to participate in HPRB meetings as an individual, but only the duly adopted official comments of the ANC receive great weight.



The applications listed on this notice and their associated materials are a matter of public record.  

Case files, including all correspondence received, may be accessed on the Office of Planning website.  Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, case files are not currently accessible in person. 



Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the HPRB meeting may be accessed live via WebEx.  Use the links below to access to the meetings: 

March 25 Meeting link:  

Call-in number:  1-650-479-3208

Access Code: 160 705 1601 

April 1 Meeting link:  

Call-in number:  1-650-479-3208

Access Code: 160 641 4955 

The link and further instructions to those meetings will be posted on the Office of Planning website: .

 The meeting will be recorded and posted to the Office of Planning website approximately 5 days following the meeting.



Public comments are welcome on HPRB cases.  Written public comments must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.  

To testify before the HPRB via WebEx, you must also register 24 hours in advance.  Please submit your name and the case you wish to testify on by emailing .  Instructions for testifying will be emailed to you in advance of the meeting. 

Any comments received after the final deadline will held for the record but not distributed to the HPRB members. 

The 66-day/51-working-day ANC notice period for new cases on this notice expires on: May 12, 2021.



               March 25, 2021

               April 1, 2021


The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet via WebEx to consider concept and permit applications for work affecting historic properties. Applications for historic landmark or historic district designation may also be considered. 

The agenda for these meetings will be drawn from the list of filed cases below, but not all cases on the list will be included.  The agenda will be released on the Friday before each meeting and will be emailed to all recipients of this public notice.  The agenda and HPO reports for the scheduled cases will be posted on the HPO website at  by the end of the day on Friday, March 19, 2021.  



The following cases have been filed by this month’s application deadline for submission to HPRB. The agenda of cases for the upcoming HPRB meetings will be drawn from this list. 

Listing on this notice does not guarantee a hearing this month.  Some cases are already scheduled for the following month.  Other cases may be deferred at the request of the affected Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC), for insufficient information, or at the discretion of HPO or HPRB. 

For inquiries about or to provide comments on a specific case, please contact the assigned staff person listed below.  Written comments should be received at HPO by the comment deadlines noted above. Submission of written comments by email is preferred. 



Review of recent change in zoning regulations regarding alley building heights 

Proposed design for new prototype school signage. Electronic messaging component included for all schools except those in National Historic Landmark Historic Districts (to be heard in April; Lewis)




6B          Southeast Branch Library, 403 7th Street SE, Case 19-03

6D          Capitol Power Plant Pumphouse, 1520 1st Street SE, Case 21-05 (to be heard April 22)




Historic Landmarks

1D          Kenesaw Apartments, 3060 16th Street NW:  see Mount Pleasant Historic District

2A          Mullett Rowhouses, 2519-2523 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, HPA 21-222, concept/construct four-story rear building (Dennee)


Anacostia Historic District

8A          1335 Maple View Place SE, HPA 21-049, revised concept/ add additional story to existing house; add rear addition with balcony at rear (not being scheduled for March; Price)

8A          1323 W Street SE, HPA 21-217, concept/two-story rear addition (Price)


Bloomingdale Historic District

5E     6 Adams Street NW, HPA 21-215, concept/third story roof addition and three-story rear addition (Meyer)


Capitol Hill Historic District

6A          135 13th Street NE, HPA 21-212, concept/replace one-story garage with two-story garage (Nadal)

6A          410 East Capitol Street NE, HPA 21-214, concept/replace one-story rear addition with two-story addition (Nadal)

6B          15 8th Street SE, HPA 21-218, concept/two-story rear addition (Nadal)


Mount Pleasant Historic District

1D          3320 19th Street NW, HPA 21-216, permit/three-story rear addition, roof deck, two-story rear garage (Dennee)

1D          3060 16th Street NW (Kenesaw Apartments), HPA 21-219, concept/remove 25 balconies (Dennee)


Mount Vernon Triangle Historic District

6E           923-925 5th Street NW, HPA 21-056, concept/ new construction of 11-story retail and residential building (Elliott)


Shaw/Blagden Alley Historic District

2F           1000 N Street NW, HPA 21-054, permit/install driveway with entrance on 10th Street to rear yard (Meyer)

2F           1400 9th Street NW, HPA 21-142, concept/demolition of existing building and new construction of three-story mixed-use building (continuation of March 4th hearing; Meyer)

2F           1301 11th Street/1300 10th Street NW, HPA 21-221, concept/new construction of four-story plus penthouse residential building, subdivision (Meyer)


Takoma Park Historic District

4B          519 Fern Place NW, HPA 21-213, permit/curb cut and driveway (Callcott) 


Walter Reed Historic District

4B          6900 Georgia Avenue NW, HPA 21-220, concept/new construction of 50 townhouses on parcel WXY (Dennee)

4A          6900 Georgia Avenue NW, HPA 21-131, revised concept/new construction of five-story mixed use building (Dennee) 





Anne Brockett

(202) 442-8842


Steve Callcott

(202) 741-5247


Tim Dennee

(202) 442-8847


Kim Elliott

(202) 442-8838


Andrew Lewis

(202) 442-8841


David Maloney

(202) 442-8850


Brendan Meyer

(202) 741-5248


Moira Nadal

(202) 442-7703


Imania Price

(202) 442-8827


Kim Williams

(202) 442-8840 


To be included on the email distribution list for this monthly public notice, please visit the Office of Planning website and sign up at . 


For additional information, see the HPO and HPRB website at . 

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES: Persons needing accessibility accommodations including foreign language and sign language interpretation for preservation services and programs may contact Steve Callcott at the Office of Planning at (202) 442-7600 to request assistance. Please provide two weeks advance notice for HPRB meetings 






Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager

DC Office of Planning

1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024


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