From: DC Office of Planning
Sent: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:12 AM
Subject: HPRB ACTIONS - May 27 and June 3, 2021
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This document and the Agenda, Consent Calendar and staff reports for the May 27 and June 3 meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Board are posted on the website . Archived video of the hearing is posted on the website at: https://planning.dc.gov/node/905322 .
Project Drawings are also posted on the website at: https://planning.dc.gov/page/historic-preservation-office
May 27 and June 3, 2021
The Historic Preservation Review Board met and considered the following items.
MAY 27TH MEETING
Present for the meeting were: Marnique Heath, Chair; Andrew Aurbach, Linda Green, Outerbridge Horsey, Sandra Jowers-Barber, Gretchen Pfaehler. Absent: Matt Bell, Alexandra Jones
Overview of DC archeological program.
SHAW HISTORIC DISTRICT
1400 9th Street NW, HPA 21-142, concept/ new construction of three-story building.
The Board found the 4-story side addition proposed for 1400 9th Street NW in the Shaw Historic District to be compatible with the historic building and historic district, that the treatment of the historic building be revised to eliminate the 9th Street cornice reduce the width of the projection, and that the two-story element atop the historic building be reduced to a single story, and that final approval be delegated to staff. Vote: 6-0.
BLOOMINGDALE HISTORIC DISTRICT
87 V Street NW, HPA 21-327, concept/rear porch.
The Board approved the permit for the new two-story rear porch at 87 V Street NW as compatible with the character of the historic district on the condition that the existing brick balustrade is not demolished and the new porch steps are not placed in public space. Vote: 6-0..
WOODLEY PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
2735 Connecticut Avenue NW, HPA 20-391, concept/rear addition of four stories behind two-story building.
The Board approved the project as consistent with the Act, contingent on the roof deck railing being pulled back 7 feet from the front façade, and delegated final review to staff. HPRB approval shall not be construed as support for any necessary zoning relief. Vote: 6-0.
DUPONT CIRCLE HISTORIC DISTRICT
1637 17th Street NW, HPA 21-318, concept/sidewalk café enclosure.
The Board denied the concept as inconsistent with the Act, as it the proposed enclosure was visually incompatible, resulted in removal of character-defining features, resulted in an awkward relationship with the adjoining stair, and was unclear as to how the enclosure would be removable and the building restorable. Vote: 5-0.
JUNE 3RD MEETING
Present for the meeting were: Marnique Heath, Chair; Andrew Aurbach, Matthew Bell, Outerbridge Horsey, Alexandra Jones, Sandra Jowers-Barber, Gretchen Pfaehler. Absent: Linda Greene.
Presentation on scope and timeline for preparation and public review of 2025 DC Historic Preservation Plan.
WALTER REED HISTORIC DISTRICT
6900 Georgia Avenue NW, HPA 21-220, revised concept/construction of 50 townhouses on parcel WXY
The Board approved the concept and delegated to staff further review with the conditions that: (1) the loggias be eliminated or further developed; (2) if the loggias are revised, those revisions return for review by the Board; (3) there be no rooftop privacy screens or fences in addition to or taller than the walls now depicted dividing the terrace between units; (4) the side/end elevations of the buildings be simplified, including but not limited to the elimination of the central panels and ending the return of the cornice at the penthouse; (5) any vents be through the roof and/or rear walls; (6) mechanical equipment be concealed from frontal views of the buildings, and (7) fences and front railings not exceed the number and height shown, their “pickets” to be fashioned of solid steel, with the posts as tubular, if necessary. Vote: 5-2.
CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
420 11th Street SE, HPA 21-253, concept/three-story rear addition.
The outstanding unpermitted windows must be addressed and corrected, with a building permit, before new work is permitted. The Board found, once the windows have been corrected, that the rear addition and alterations are compatible with the Capitol Hill Historic District, with conditions that the parapet walls of the addition roof deck and the front door design be revised; and delegated final approval to staff. Vote:7-0.
313 9th Street SE, HPA 21-262, concept/second-story addition to one-story garage.
The Board approved the concept and delegated final approval to staff. Vote:7-0.
The following Consent Calendar items were approved on May 27 by a vote of 5-0.
LANDMARK DESIGNATION HEARING
Twelfth Precinct Station House, 1700 Rhode Island Avenue NE, Case 20-11.
CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
360 7th Street SE, HPA 21-320, concept/add metal pergola at sidewalk.
140 12th Street NE, HPA 21-317, concept/three-story rear addition, windows and doors.
CLEVELAND PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
3562 Macomb Street NW, HPA 21-321, concept/add second story to garage, deck, various alterations.
3430 34th Street NW, HPA 21-322, concept/one-story side addition, garage.
3704 35th Street NW, HPA 21-326, concept/new bays at side and rear, garage alteration.
FINANCIAL HISTORIC DISTRICT
734 15th Street NW, HPA 21-083, concept/penthouse addition, window and door replacement.
MOUNT PLEASANT HISTORIC DISTRICT
1833 Irving Street NW, HPA 21-323, permit/third story addition at roof.
MOUNT VERNON SQUARE HISTORIC DISTRICT
1227 4th Street NW, HPA 21-315, concept renewal/two-story rear addition.
473 Ridge Street NW, HPA 21-325, concept/two-story rear addition.
MOUNT VERNON TRIANGLE HISTORIC DISTRICT
923-925 5th Street NW, HPA 21-056, final concept/ new construction of 11-story retail and residential building.
SHAW HISTORIC DISTRICT
1413 Columbia Street NW, HPA 21-319, concept/three-story rear addition; reconstruct front bay.
U STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
1801 9th Street NW, HPA 21-260, concept/connect to 813 S Street, storefront alterations.
1471 Florida Avenue NW, HPA 21-273, concept/three-story rear and side addition.
Transcripts of Historic Preservation Review Board Meetings may be purchased from the court reporting agency that covered this hearing – Neal R. Gross & Co., Inc., (202) 234-4433, www.nealrgross.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . Individual staff reports that are prepared in advance of the hearing are posted on our website at https://planning.dc.gov .
Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024