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Old Georgetown Board - Preliminary List of Submissions for June 1, 2017

Greetings: The preliminary list of submissions in the Georgetown Historic District received that may be considered at the next meeting of the Old Georgetown Board, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts on June 1, 2017 may be found at the following web page: http://planning.dc.gov/node/1127097 .   The draft agenda will be posted on Tuesday afternoon, May 30 before the meeting on the Commission of Fine Arts website,   http://tinyurl.com/jlb2mqu  .

HPRB Agenda and Consent Calendar - May 25 and June 1, 2017

The Agenda and Staff Reports for the May 25 and June 1 HPRB Meeting are posted on the website at:  https://planning.dc.gov/node/1240901 


Please Note:  Staff reports for two cases on May 25 will post to the website the week of May 22. They are:



1329-1337 11th Street NW, HPA 17-187, concept/lot combination subdivision, rear and penthouse additions



Classical Washington DC architecture tours June-July 2017

The National Civic Art Society is proud to announce the launch of our 2017 “Our Classical Heritage” walking tours. These tours are fashioned for those who wish a greater understanding of why and how the District of Columbia came to be a classically designed city. You will learn of the ancient antecedents of our political philosophies, of the stylistic precedents of our architectural forms, and of the Founders’ classical vision.