Wednesday, February 12, 2020

18 Channing St NW on the Feb 2020 HPO notice

See this notice from the DC Historic Preservation Office:

From: On Behalf Of Yarnall, Bruce (OP)
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:46 PM
Subject: [HistoricWashingtonDC]
HPO Monthly Public Notice - February 2020

This document and others related to the February 27 and March 5 HPRB Meeting will post on our website at:

February 2020

Issued by email on February 12, 2020

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 February 20

Final deadline for comments to be distributed:  1 pm on February 26 (for February 27 meeting), 1 pm on March 4 (for March 5 meeting)
The 45-day/30-working-day ANC notice period for cases on this notice expires on: March 27, 2020. 


February 27, 2020
March 5, 2020
441 4th Street NW, Room 220 South, 9:00 a.m. 

The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet on Thursday, February 27  and Thursday, March 05 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, February 21, 2020.  


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.

1A           Charles Whitney Gilmore Residence, 451 Park Road NW, Case 15-09
2B           Tabard Inn, 1737-1741 N Street NW, Case 20-01
5B           Slowe-Burrill House, 1256 Kearny Street NE, Case 20-02 (to be heard March 26)
2C           Central Public Library amendment to National Register listing (revised description and history), Case 20-04 (to be heard March 26)
6B           Washington Yacht Club, 1500 M Street SE, Case 20-06 (to be heard March 26)

3C           Tregaron, 3100 Macomb Street NW, HPA 20-095, concept/new construction, science/academic building, relocation of dacha, landscape rehabilitation on WIS campus (Callcott)
3C           Slayton House, 3411 Ordway Street, NW HPA 20-178, concept/construct two-story garage accessory structure (Callcott)
4C           Decatur Street Car Barn/WMATA Northern Bus Garage, 4615 14th Street, NW, HPA 20-176, concept/new construction/rehabilitation (to be heard in March; Lewis)

Bloomingdale Historic District
5E     18 Channing Street NW, HPA 20-172, concept/three-story addition to rear of existing structure (Meyer)

Capitol Hill Historic District
6A           326 11th Street NE, concept/two-story rear addition (Nadal)
6B           233 ½ 9th Street SE, HPA 19-388, concept/addition on garage (Nadal)
6B           710 E Street SE, HPA 20-134, permit/rear three-story addition (Nadal)
6B           411 New Jersey Avenue SE, HPA 20-180, concept/new construction, two homes (Nadal)
6C           645 Lexington Place NE, HPA 20-181, concept/three-story addition; demolish garage; new front steps (to be heard in March at the request of the ANC; Nadal)

Cleveland Park Historic District
3C           Tregaron, 3100 Macomb Street NW, HPA 20-095, concept/new construction, science/academic building, relocation of dacha, landscape rehabilitation on WIS campus (Callcott)
3C           3411 Ordway Street NW (see Slayton House, Landmarks)

Foxhall Village Historic District
3D           4464 Greenwich Parkway NW, HPA 20-174, permit/remove rear porch and replace with rear projection (Brockett)

Kalorama Triangle Historic District
1C           1918 Belmont Road NW, HPA 20-179, concept/extend third floor to rear, replace rear wall (to be heard in March; Brockett)

LeDroit Park Historic District
1B           1952 2nd Street NW, HPA 20-168, concept/addition and rear extension; garage (Meyer)

Mount Pleasant Historic District
1D           3215 Mount Pleasant Street NW, HPA 20-118, concept/determination of contributing status to historic district; three-story setback addition above existing building (Dennee)

Saint Elizabeths Historic District
8C           2730 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE, HPA 20-177, permit/raze Building 99 (Dennee)

Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District
2D           2323 Tracy Place NW, HPA 19-490, concept/rear addition and window alterations (deferred until March at owner’s request; Callcott)

U Street Historic District
1B           1901 9th Street NW, HPA 20-117, concept/four-story plus penthouse setback addition (Price)

Woodley Park Historic District
3C           2829 29th Street NW, HPA 20-135, concept/attic addition (Brockett)


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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