Thursday, April 11, 2019

HPO notice for April 2019: 104-108 RI Ave NW, 150 S St NW

Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:40 PM
Subject: [HistoricWashington]
HPO Monthly Public Notice - April 2019

Greetings:  This document and others related to the April 25 and May 2, 2019 HPRB Meeting will post on our website at: .

April 2019
Issued by email on April 10, 2019

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 April 18

Final deadline for comments to be distributed: 1 pm on April 24 (for April 25 meeting)

1 pm on May 1 (for May 2 meeting)

The 45-day/30-working-day ANC notice period for cases on this notice expires on: May 24, 2019.

April 25, 2019
May 2, 2019
441 4th Street NW, Room 220 South, 9:00 a.m. 

The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet on Thursday, April 25 and Thursday, May 02 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, April 19, 2019.  


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.



3F           INTELSAT, 3400 International Drive/4000 Connecticut Avenue NW, Case 14-06
5E     American Theater, 104-108 Rhode Island Avenue NE, Case 17-13
2B           1733 16th Street NW, Scottish Rite Temple amendment (boundary expansion), Case 19-05 (to be heard in May)


Historic Landmarks

2B           1733 16th Street NW, Scottish Rite Temple, HPA 18-668, concept/four-story plus penthouse new apartment building (to be heard in May; Callcott)

Anacostia Historic District

8A           1226 Pleasant Street SE, HPA 18-615, concept/two-story accessory dwelling, roof deck (Price)
8A           1334 Valley Place SE, HPA 19-217, concept/two-story rear addition (Price)
8A           1524 W Street SE, HPA 19-221, concept/two-story rear addition with accessory apartment (Price)

Bloomingdale Historic District

5E      150 S Street NW, HPA 19-233, concept/new construction on four lots (Meyer)

Capitol Hill Historic District

6A           909 C Street NE, HPA 19-263, concept/rear addition; close-in dogleg; egress windows (Nadal)
6B           811 E Street SE, HPA 19-259, concept/two-story rear addition with partial third floor; new windows and wells on front, back and side; new siding (Nadal)
6C           429 5th Street NE, HPA 19-214, concept/three-story and roof addition (Nadal)
6C           414 Constitution Avenue NE, HPA 19-235, concept/rear three-story addition with cellar; rooftop addition; rear deck and balcony; conversion to two-family dwelling (Nadal)
6C           215 G Street NE, HPA 19-271, concept/modernization and addition to Logan School (to be heard in May at the request of the ANC; Lewis)

Cleveland Park Historic District

3C           3219 Wisconsin Avenue NW, HPA 19-041, revised concept/building relocation and construction of six-story apartment building (Callcott)
3C           3401 Lowell Street NW, HPA 19-270, concept/three-story addition and site work (Callcott)

Dupont Circle Historic District

2B           2014 O Street NW, HPA 19-258, permit/rear addition (Brockett)
2B           2124 O Street NW, HPA 19-265, concept/addition of partial third floor on two-story rowhouse (Brockett)

14th Street Historic District
2F           1357 R Street NW, HPA 19-266, concept/public space enclosure (Callcott)
Mount Pleasant Historic District

1D           1656-1658 Park Road NW, HPA 19-208, revised permit/construct second story on garage; subdivision to combine two buildings and their lots; alterations (Dennee)
1D           3430 and 3432 Oakwood Terrace NW, HPA 19-278, concept/construct two two-unit buildings (Dennee)

Mount Vernon Square Historic District

6E           1128 6th Street NW, HPA 19-215, concept/convert single-family dwelling to multi-family dwelling, three-story rear addition and penthouse (Meyer)

Shaw Historic District
2F           1225 11th Street NW, HPA 19-210, concept/fourth floor addition (Meyer)
U Street Historic District

1B           913 U Street NW, HPA 19-268, concept/new rooftop trellis (Price)
2B           1517 Swann Street NW, HPA 19-261, concept/third floor addition; rebuild rear enclosed porch; interior renovation (Price)
6E           1737 11th Street NW, HPA 19-227, permit/roof deck and extension of side parapet (Price)



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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