Subject: HPRB ACTIONS - June 27 and July 11, 2019
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This document and staff reports related to the June 27 and July 11, 2019 HPRB Meeting are posted on our website at: https://planning.dc.gov/node/1410981
Project drawings for cases are accessible at: https://planning.dc.gov/page/historic-preservation-office .
Archive video of the meeting may be viewed at: https://planning.dc.gov/node/905322 .
June 27 and July 11, 2019
JUNE 27 AGENDA
Present: Marnique Heath, Chair; Andrew Aurbach, Thomas Brokaw, Linda Greene, and Chris Landis. Absent: Brian Crane, Sandra Jowers-Barber, Outerbridge Horsey, and Gretchen Pfaehler.
LANDMARK DESIGNATION HEARING
Sadler Homestead, 7529 Morningside Drive NW, Case 19-08.
The Board denied designation, because the property’s degree of significance for its architecture or for its association with individuals, events or patterns of change does not appear to merit its designation as a historic landmark. Vote: 5-0.
WALTER REED HISTORIC DISTRICT
6900 Georgia Avenue NW, HPA 19-386 and 19-387, concept/new construction of buildings O and P.
The Board approved the concepts as compatible with the character of the historic district, with the condition that the applicant address concerns raised in the staff report, as well as the comments of the Board, such as revision of the O Building balconies and the pavilion or tower in the P Building courtyard are called for. Vote 5-0.
U STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
1832 15th Street NW, HPA 19-173, concept/two-story rear addition, garage addition.
The Board approved the concept as compatible with the character of the historic district and consistent with the purposes of the Act, and that final approval come back to the HPRB with more information on final design and material. Vote: 5-0
U STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
1809 14th Street NW, HPA 19-376, concept/determination of contributing status of existing one-story building.
The Board reaffirmed the listing of the building in the National Register nomination for the U Street Historic District as a contributing building, as the structure adds to the district’s sense of time and place and historical development and shares the historic architectural qualities for which the district is significant. Vote: 5-0.
BLOOMINGDALE HISTORIC DISTRICT
150 S Street NW, HPA 19-233, concept/new construction on four lots.
The Board found the revised concept to build four new, three-story tall brick buildings on half basements, with the revisions recommended by staff, to be compatible with the character of the historic district. The Board asked that the drum supporting the turret be eliminated or reduced in height and that the second stone wall in the front yards be eliminated, and that final approval be delegated to staff. Vote: 5-0.
HISTORIC LANDMARK/CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street SE, HPA 19-332, concept/new visitor entrance.
The Board approved the concept as consistent with the purposes of the act and delegated final approval to staff. The Board concurred with the resolution of ANC 6C that the ramps up to the plinth would be potentially confusing in misdirecting the public and recommended further evaluation of whether these were necessary. Vote: 5-0.
JULY 11 AGENDA
Present: Marnique Heath, Chair; Andrew Aurbach, Thomas Brokaw, Brian Crane, Outerbridge Horsey, Linda Greene, and Gretchen Pfaehler. Absent: Sandra Jowers-Barber and Chris Landis.
ANACOSTIA HISTORIC DISTRICT
2231 Mount View Place SE, HPA 19-292, concept/solar panel array on roof.
The Board found the proposed installation of solar panels to be prominently visible from street view, and that the panels be pulled back to the middle of the roof to reduce their visual impact. If additional panels are proposed for the rear portion of the roof, a mock-up should be performed to determine the extent of visibility and return to the Board under a new concept. Vote: 7-0.
TAKOMA PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
218 Cedar Street NW, HPA 19-318, concept/new five-story mixed-use building.
The Board did not take an action but directed the applicants to look at improving the scale of the building by using a more residential style of window, making further revisions to the commercial storefronts as recommended in the HPO report, restudying the base of the building on the north side where it abuts the residential neighborhood, providing some screening for the loading area, and developing perspective views that more clearly showed the building from the north. The Board asked that the project return for further review.
CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
429 5th Street NE, HPA 19-214, revised concept/three-story and roof addition.
The Board found the revised concept to be compatible with the Capitol Hill Historic District, with the requirement that the rear wall of the third floor addition be pulled back so that it projected no farther than the rear of the existing house. The Board acknowledged the concerns of the ANC regarding materials and the windows on the addition and directed the applicant to revise the windows and coordinate the final materials with HPO. Final approval was delegated to staff. Vote: 7-0.
203 rear 3rd Street SE, HPA 19-326, concept/one-story addition at rear.
The Board found the project to be compatible with the Capitol Hill historic district, and directed the architect to continue to refine the composition and materials of the elevations, and delegated final approval to staff. Vote: 7-0.
The Consent Calendar was approved on June 27 by a vote of 5-0.
White Meyer House, 1624 Crescent Place NW, HPA 15-205, renewal of concept/alteration, construction of apartment building.
CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
511 5th Street SE, HPA 19-380, permit/rear addition.
520 Groff Court NE, HPA 19-311, concept/side addition, two stories to two-story alley dwelling.
DUPONT CIRCLE HISTORIC DISTRICT
1738 Church Street NW, HPA 19-384, concept/new garage with roof deck.
14TH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
1521 Corcoran Street NW, HPA 19-395, concept/new partial third floor, new addition, new windows.
KALORAMA TRIANGLE HISTORIC DISTRICT
2325 20th Street NW, HPA 19-382, concept/ two story addition at rear.
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, www.olenderreporting.com ,or info@OlenderReporting.com . Copies of individual staff reports that are prepared in advance of the hearing are posted on our website at https://planning.dc.gov .
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