Strong support for hist district for #BloomingdaleDC before DC Historic Preservation Review Board @OPinDC pic.twitter.com/4KN9e8gWCZ— bill rice (@ricebilldc) July 26, 2018
And opposition… pic.twitter.com/L1SMvkDGUH— bill rice (@ricebilldc) July 26, 2018
HPRB designates #BloomingdaleDC hist district by 8-0 vote pic.twitter.com/1xC3Gs6sVk— bill rice (@ricebilldc) July 26, 2018
HPRB votes to designate #BloomingdaleDC the Distict's newest historic district. 8-0 "One of the finer nominations" pic.twitter.com/LovATnvBoF— Bloomingdame, pics of 🌞🌈🌕 in #BloomingdaleDC (@bloomingdame) July 26, 2018
DC Historic Preservation Office APPROVES #bloomingdaledc historic designation! Now sent to national HQ @SavingPlaces as neighbors debate guidelines.— Taylor Barden Golden (@rtaylorb) July 26, 2018
Motion to Approve Historic Designation for Bloomingdale passes HPRB unanimously. Congratulations Bloomingdale! We ALL benefit when DC's cultural heritage is protected.— Caroline Petti (@pettiplease) July 26, 2018
Wow! That's awesome. The testimony all round was very informative and the hearing was conducted very well.
Boo! Majority of the neighborhood voted against this! This is NOT what democracy looks like.
Thank goodness it was a decision based on merit and not popularity.
The will of a few forced on everyone else. This is unfortunate.
Thank goodness....I am so tired of seeing beautiful homes destroyed.
Move out to a suburban area without historic homes to reek your havoc
Thank goodness this discussion hasn’t been reduced to gloating and name calling....oh wait, I guess it already has thanks to the previous comment.
By that same token, if you want to live somewhere where you can’t fully utilize your property without busybody neighbors getting in the way; move out to the burbs and live in a HOA.
Of course; bloomingdame already renovated her house outside of the guidelines. Easy to cheer when you already got yours.
When does this go into effect? The hrpb website is woefully inadequate about process and its not clear to me what the next steps are and how much time I have to get my renovations done before these added costs.
I don't know when it goes into effect but an architect friend of mine told me a few years ago, if I recall correctly, that if you have actual blueprint plans approved before official historic designation takes affect they are still good for a year. But obviously verify any of that with someone who didn't get their info while sipping wine with neighbors!
Boo to you HPRB. Boo to you.
This is great news. Thank you to everyone, for & against, that contributed to the process & our community. No matter how much I disagree with someone, I always respect & appreciate that they are taking time out of their life to actively contribute rather than just cheer or complain after allowing others do the work. To those that ignored or watched the process from afar over the years, I suggest the following: Do not wait until some issue gets you so angry that you get involved only to destroy something or someone--volunteer your time to do something constructive--it can be enjoyable & satisfying when you realize most people aren't out to get ya. Direct disappointment at those that don't take part--not the few that step up to the plate.
From Mark Mueller:)
“Thank goodness it was a decision based on merit and not popularity” . . . said every Trump voter and autocrat in history. Kudos!
Yeah Mark, except plenty of people came out during this process to say no. The community didn’t embrace this. Instead, a small, shady group (who is in the historic coalition anyway) took it upon themselves to jam this through and screw everyone else. Thanks neighbors!
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