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HPRB Live Video Webcast and Revised Agenda for April 2, 2015

Greetings:   Thursday’s  HPRB hearing will be webcast live at 9:00 am. Citizens may view the hearing at this URL:   http://planning.dc.gov/node/568302  Please select "View Live Video".


PLEASE NOTE: The Agenda for April 2 has changed. Three cases are removed from the agenda and will be scheduled for an upcoming meeting. The Revised Agenda is copied below.

April 2, 2015

Raze Applications Received by HPO 03 27 2015



Raze permit applications recently submitted to the Historic Preservation Office for an administrative clearance are filed on the HPO website at:  http://planning.dc.gov/node/958402    under "Attachments" see March 27 2015 entry.   HPO provides this general public announcement because of the frequent neighborhood interest in raze applications.


Addresses included in this report:


4437 A Street SE (ANC 7E) – frame dwelling

2717 Ward Road SE (ANC 8C) – frame dwelling

Re: Map of proposed Grant Circle Historic District

Your comment conflates two different actions. There is a landmark application pending for 16 Grant Circle NW. Separately there is a landmark application pending for the creation of the Grant Circle Historic District, which would also include 16 Grant Circle NW, and for which the map is relevant.

Arguably, the building at 16 Grant Circle NW does not meet the criteria standards by which a building would likely meet to be considered truly "landmark-worthy." Hence the recommendation by the HPO staff report to not designate the building.

Re: Map of proposed Grant Circle Historic District


16 Grant Circle NW: This detached single-family home will be demolished to four feet above grade. The property was acquired by 16 Grant Circle LLC in January for $800,000.It is the subject of a historic landmark application, but the Historic Preservation Office has recommended denial.