Monday, March 11, 2019

see this "HPRB Actions" report on 1600 North Capitol Street NW development project in the Bloomingdale Historic District

Sent: Monday, March 11, 2019 4:19 PM
Subject: [HistoricWashington]
HPRB Actions - March 7, 2019

This document and staff reports related to the March 7HPRB Meeting are posted on our website at:

Project drawings are accessible at: .

Archive video of the meeting may be viewed at:

March 7, 2019 

Present: Marnique Heath, Chair; Andrew Aurbach, Thomas Brokaw, Brian Crane, Linda Greene, Outerbridge Horsey, Chris Landis, and Gretchen Pfaehler. Absent: Sandra Jowers-Barber



Safeway Grocery Store, 4865 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Case 19-02.
The Board denied landmark designation of the Safeway Grocery Store as a historic landmark in the District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites, finding that it does not meet the designation criteria.  The Board also recommended that the nomination not be forwarded to the National Register of Historic Places with a recommendation for listing.  Vote: 8-0.

1600 North Capitol Street NW, HPA 19-154, concept/new construction, six-story residential building on vacant site.                  
The Board found the concept generally compatible with the character of the Bloomingdale Historic District, but that the design should be revised and simplified.  The Board cited the central tower, the crown element, the colors of the materials (especially at the top two floors), and the overall busyness of the design as areas that should be evaluated for revision.  The Chair recommended that the design continue to be refined in consultation with HPO and less than a quorum of the Board and return for further review when ready.  Vote:  8-0.

224 C Street NE, HPA 19-107, concept/second-story garage addition.
The Board found the concept for an addition to a one-story garage to be compatible with the Capitol Hill Historic District, and delegated further review to staff. Vote: 8-0.

SHAW HISTORIC DISTRICT                                            
1313 11th Street NW, HPA 19-145, concept/renovation, addition, and partial fourth floor.
The case was deferred as the applicants were not present.

1128 10th Street NW, HPA 19-129, revised concept/new construction.
The Board found the revised concept to be compatible with the Shaw Historic District and delegated final approval to staff.  The Board understood what the ANC was attempting to achieve by asking for additional setbacks and lowering of the height of the bay, but did not agree that the result was an improvement to the design or that these revisions necessary to achieve compatibility.  Vote:  7-0.


The Consent Calendar was approved by a vote of 8-0.

1726 Swann Street NW, HPA 19-144, concept/addition and alteration.

2320 Tracy Place NW, HPA 19-171, concept/ new two-story rear addition.

Transcripts of this Historic Preservation Review Board Meetings may be purchased from the court reporting agency that covered this hearing – Olender Reporting, Inc. (202) 898-1108, ,or . Copies of individual staff reports that are prepared in advance of the hearing are posted on our website at  .

Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024

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