Wednesday, October 31, 2018

1634 North Capitol Street NW on the HPRB agenda for November 2018

Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 5:08 PM
Subject: [HistoricWashington] HPO Monthly Public Notice - November 2018

This document and others related to the November 15 and November 29 HPRB Meeting are accessible on the website at:   
Please Note:  Project Drawings for HPRB applications are now posted on the Office of Planning website at: .  Please select the "HPRB CFA Project Drawings" button and open the appropriate historic district folder. Drawings are filed by address and are in order of  the date added to the website. Please send an email to if you are unable to locate specific project drawings.

November 2018
Issued by email on October 31, 2018
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).    

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 are open for public review at the Historic Preservation Office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, 1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 (at Waterfront METRO station).   
For more information, see the HPO and HPRB website at . Some application materials are also posted on the website. 
Public comments are welcome on HPRB cases, and anyone may participate in an HPRB meeting without signing up in advance.  HPRB prefers to receive copies of written comments before their meeting.  Written comments submitted electronically by the deadlines below will be distributed to the HPRB members before the meeting.  Any comments received after the final deadline will held for the record but not distributed to the HPRB members.

Comments for distribution with case information: 1 pm on November 8 
Final deadline for comments to be distributed: 1 pm on November 14 (for November 15 meeting)
1 pm on November 28 (for November 29 meeting)
The 45-day/30-working-day ANC notice period for cases on this notice expires on: December 14, 2018.
November 15, 2018
November 29, 2018 
441 4th Street NW, Room 220 South, 9:00 a.m.   
The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet on Thursday, November 15 and Thursday, November 29 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, November 9, 2018.    

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.

2E           Georgetown Retaining Wall and Exorcist Stairs, 36th Street near M Street NW (Square 1202, Lot 840 and part of the 36th Street right-of-way), Case 18-17
3C           Wardman Park Annex (amendment), 2600/2660 Woodley Road NW, Case 17-10
5E           Washington Animal Rescue League Animal Shelter, 71 O Street NW, Case 16-07 (to be heard in December)
6B           Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E Capitol Street SE, Cases 17-07 and 18-16 (to be heard in                 December)

Historic Landmark
2B           Scottish Rite Temple, 1733 16th Street NW, HPA 18-668, concept/four-story plus penthouse new apartment building (Callcott)                

Bloomingdale Historic District
5E     1634 North Capitol Street NW, HPA 18-556, revised concept/new construction (Callcott)

Capitol Hill Historic District 
6B           710 E Street SE, HPA 18-612, concept/three-story rear addition (Gutowski)
6B           716-718 L Street SE, HPA 18-619, concept/demolish building except for L Street faรงade (Gutowski)
6B           423 4th Street SE, HPA 18-671, concept/three-story rear addition (Gutowski)
6B           712 5th Street SE, HPA 19-038, permit/third floor and rear addition (Gutowski)
6B           530 11th Street SE, HPA 19-046, concept/rear three-story and rooftop addition (Gutowski)

Cleveland Park Historic District 
3C           3300 Newark Street NW, HPA 18-534, revised concept/rear addition and new windows (Callcott)
3C           3219 Wisconsin Avenue NW, HPA 19-041, concept/move house on lot and construct six-story addition (Callcott)

Dupont Circle Historic District 
2B           1608 20th Street NW, HPA 19-048, permit/rear two-story addition (Brockett)

Foggy Bottom Historic District 
2A           2507 I Street NW, HPA 19-040, concept/three-story rear addition (Dennee)

14th Street Historic District 
2F           1501 14th Street NW, HPA 19-047, concept/alteration, roof addition; new canopy (Callcott)

LeDroit Park Historic District 
1B           513 Florida Avenue NW, HPA 19-039, concept/fourth floor addition on top of three-story rowhouse (Meyer)

Logan Circle Historic District
2F           1204 Q Street NW, HPA 19-044, concept/side addition; extend penthouse (Callcott)

Saint Elizabeths Hospital Historic District
8C           2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, HPA 19-036, expand a parking lot (Dennee)

Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District
2D           2332-2338 Massachusetts Avenue NW, HPA 18-623, concept/renovate driveway (to be heard at upcoming meeting following review by CFA and DDOT Public Space Committee, Callcott)

Takoma Park Historic District 
4B           300-308 Carroll Street NW, HPA 19-043, concept/subdivision and substantial addition (Gutowski)

U Street Historic District 
6E           1717 11th Street NW, HPA 18-673, request for house to be determined non-contributing (Price)
6E           1737 11th Street NW; HPA 19-042, concept/demolish garage; alter rear windows (Price)

Washington Heights Historic District 
1C           2009 18th Street NW, HPA 18-621, concept/one-story addition with central courtyard (Brockett

Anne Brockett
(202) 442-8842

Steve Callcott
(202) 741-5247

Tim Dennee
(202) 442-8847

Kim Elliott
(202) 442-8838

Patsy Fletcher
(202) 741-0816

Gabriela Gutowski
(202) 442-8839 

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

#HumansTellingJokes at Crisp Kitchen and Bar -- Thursday, 11-01-2018

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Stop by Big Bear tonight - Spiked Cider until 9:30pm

We'll have treats for the tots.

can you help raise $20,000 for Crispus Attucks Park? attend this Sunday's Crispus Attucks Park 2018 Fundraiser

See this 10-29-2018 event announcement: 
Crispus Attucks Park Fall Fundraiser 
Sunday, November 4th from 2:30-5pm
34 V Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Please join the Crispus Attucks Development Corporation (CADC) for afternoon noshes, drinks and mingling with friends and neighbors at the CADC Fall Fundraiser.

Poor drainage and increased use have caused the soil to become so compacted that our grass is dying. Please join us to help raise the $20,000 it will take to improve drainage and re-sod the lawn of Crispus Attucks Park. 
·  What: Crispus Attucks Park Fall Fundraiser & Community Mixer
·  When: Sunday, November 4th from 2:30pm- 5:00pm
·  Where: 34 V St, NW, overlooking the park
Can't make the event, but want to help us re-sod the lawn? Donate securely through the Crispus Attucks Park website or by following this link:


purchase your tickets to this Saturday's North Capitol Main Street Chili Challenge and Fall Festival

See this event announcement from North Capitol Main Street.

Here is the link to purchase tickets.

curious about the idea of decking over North Capitol Street? then attend this Saturday's community open forum

See this 10-28-2018 message:

North Capitol Decking Over Project | Community Forum | Saturday November 3rd, 2 - 4pm | St. Martin's Catholic Church

The BCA's Bloomingdale Village Square Committee will be hosting a Community Open Forum for Bloomingdale residents and adjacent neighbors, to discuss the proposed plans, share ideas and get community feedback on the Decking Over Of North Capitol Project Saturday November 3rd from 2 - 4pm at St. Martin's Catholic Church - in the Pioneer Room - 7 T Street NW 20001. 

Please join us to learn more and discuss this exciting initiative to deck over North Capitol Street from V Street to Seaton Place with a pedestrian and bike friendly green way bridging once again the neighborhoods of Bloomingdale and Eckington.  This event is open to all residents of Bloomingdale, Eckington, Stronghold, Truxton Circle and NOMA.  ZGF's architect Christopher Somma will be our featured guest to discuss the scope of work and the firm's generous pro bono contribution.  The meeting will be moderated by Thaddeus Thaler (BCA's Bloomingdale Village Square Government And Community Outreach Director), BVS' Co-Chairs - Dr. Bertha Holliday and Zach Sherif, with an introduction by BVS' Paul Cerruti.

Tyber Creek invites you to celebrate Halloween with an all night Happy Hour

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Halloween trick-or-treating tonight at 87 Florida Avenue NW and 101 N Street NW

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celeb at Big Bear

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

a fan at Red Hen

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extended Happy Hour at Boundary Stone

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Happy Halloween to all from Halloween baby Tom Noll, our local artist

Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:59 AM
Happy Halloween To All from Halloween Baby- Tom Noll * Our local artist

Happy Halloween To All from Tom Noll

our local award winning children’s book writer, artist & creator of the White Bicycle Fence Art Installation at Bloomingdale’s at the corner of Rhode Island Avenue & 1st St NW all decked up for Halloween!!!

Perfect spot for pics of kids of all ages in their Halloween best. 

Tom was actually born on Halloween day!

So Happy birthday multi-faceted artist and fashion icon!

He is also a big fan of “Beetlejuice” (main character is also burn on Halloween nite) that is now having a fantastic & dynamic world premiere as a wickdly fun musical at The National Theatre with 2 incredible leads * don’t miss it !

Check out his story of how as a kid who was taught about recycling by his parents in Ohio, he created his first Bicycle Fence at his home with old bicycles - in his “Trash to Treasure” Series- Recycling Creatively with L.T.(Little Tommy)

“The Bicycle Fence” & “Selling Eggs”. With his 3rd book "The Flowerbed" coming out next year mid- April...gardening will never be the same with L.T. Check them and buy them for perfect gifts for kids this Holiday Season -  all under his name or book names on 

tonight (October 30th) at The Unified Scene Theater: The FREE Graduation Show Of Our Latest Introduction-To-Improv Class!

Tonight (October 30th) at The Unified Scene Theater: The FREE Graduation Show Of Our Latest Introduction-To-Improv Class! 

They've been working hard over the last seven weeks learning the principles of improv, and now they're ready to perform -- FREE-- for you. Come on by The Unified Scene Theater (80 T Street NW, Bloomingdale) tonight (Tuesday, October 30th) to cheer on your friends, family, neighbors, loved ones, people who owe you money, etc. as they apply what they've learned in a fun, hilarious evening of short-form improv games and structures, hosted by their instructor, TUS Artistic Director Shawn Westfall.  

Show starts at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm). And again, it's absolutely free! More info here!

See you then! 

Shawn Westfall
Artistic Director
The Unified Scene Theater

come trick or treat at NestDC & RoostDC at 87 Florida Avenue NW

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Monday, October 29, 2018

what's available at this Wednesday's Common Good City Farm Market CSA?

From: Common Good City Farm
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 2:46 PM
Subject: October 31 Market CSA Pick-up (4 - 6 pm only)

Wed, October 31 Market CSA Pick-up

Reminder: the Farm Market will only be open on Wednesdays from 4 - 6 pm.

If you are able to bring back your pint and quart mason jars as well, that would be much appreciated!

This week, we will have petit pumpkins! 

Sweet potatoes
Red Russian Kale
Red Leaf Lettuce 
Mesclun Greens
Mustard Greens 
Swiss Chard
Sweet Potato Greens
Yellow Sweet Peppers 
Red Sweet Peppers 
Cucumbers (limited)
Hot Peppers: Red Ember and Jalapenos 

Pickled Radish
Pickled Summer Squash
Hot Pepper Jelly
Sweet Chili Sauce
Pear-Apple Butter

Please note, that they have not been cured yet so we recommend using them within 1-2 months.

If you would like to store your sweet potatoes longer than that, you can cure them at home by placing the sweet potatoes in a single layer in a plastic bag, poke a few holes. close the bag, and place in a warm window or anywhere that gets warm. If there is a draft in some of these locations, then you can place a towel or a quilt over them. Wait 10 days. The potatoes that are firm and moist are ready. The sweet potatoes that are soft should be discarded. Once cured, the sweet potatoes should be stored in a cool, dry area. 
For more information, see Tenth Acre Farm

Roasted Parmesan Herb Sweet Potatoes


  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into small cubes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Parsley for garnish, if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly coat a large baking pan with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Add diced potatoes and toss to coat.
  4. Spread potatoes in an even layer onto prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 32-35 minutes, or until lightly browned and crispy.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with extra Parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. Enjoy!

Recipe from Pumpkin Spice


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