June 30, 2022
The Historic Preservation Review Board met and considered the following items on this date. Present for the meeting were: Marnique Heath, Chair; Andrew Aurbach, Matt Bell, Outerbridge Horsey, Sandra Jowers-Barber and Gretchen Pfaehler, Carisa Stanley Beatty. Absent: Linda Greene and
JUNE 30 AGENDA
HISTORIC DESIGNATION HEARING
Founding Church of Scientology, 1812 19th Street NW, Case 22-06.
The Board designated the Founding Church of Scientology a historic landmark to be entered in the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites, and recommended that the nomination be forwarded to the National Register of Historic Places for listing as of national significance, with a period of significance of 1956 to 1961. Vote: 7-0.
3726 10th Street NE, HPA 22-328, concept/incorporate landmark into new construction five-story plus penthouse building.
The Board did not take a vote but encouraged the applicants to rethink the architectural approach to provide more variety and distinction to the new construction to better relate this large new building to the small scale landmark. Color, materials and breaking up of the massing and roofline should all be further studied, as should considering how the open space plaza could better relate to the adjacent open space park. The project should return to the Board when redesigned.
1365-1375 H Street NE, HPA 22-330, concept/ incorporate landmark into six story new construction project.
The Board did not take a vote but indicated that the 32 foot setback of the new construction was sufficient but that an additional floor needed to be removed for it to be compatible with the landmark.
DUPONT CIRCLE HISTORIC DISTRICT
1722 Swann Street NW, HPA 22-276, concept/new construction of three-story plus penthouse building.
The Board approved the revised concept as consistent with the character of the historic district and asked that the permit plans return on the Board’s consent calendar. Vote: 7-0.
SHAW HISTORIC DISTRICT
1205 10th Street NW, HPA 22-321, concept/ new construction of three-story flats.
[deferred at the request of ANC 2F]
1329-1335 11th Street NW, HPA 22-236, concept/four-story plus penthouse rear addition; window wells, berm and lead walks in front.
The Board found the concept for a three-story rear addition, penthouse addition, and terrace reconstruction to be compatible with the character of the Shaw Historic District on the condition that the penthouse not be visible from the 11th Street right-of-way, the south wall of the rear addtion to be brick to match existing, and delegated final approval to staff. Vote: 7-0.
TAKOMA PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
523 Cedar Street NW, HPA 22-242, concept/construction of two-story plus attic house.
The Board did not take a vote but encouraged the applicant to continue refining the design to lower the building’s height, reduce its mass, and simplify its design. The Board suggested that the applicant look more closely at roof forms and third stories on other houses in the historic district, consider significantly reducing the size of the third floor roof plan, lowering the roof ridge and making the roof symmetrical, using a shed dormer on the rear to retain usuable third floor space, or using a different roof form (such as a cross gable) to reduce the roof size. The compatibility of the width of the house was also questioned. The project should be revised and return to the Board for further review when ready.
U STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
1819 15th Street NW, HPA 22-087, permit/add third story and reface front and side of building.
The Board approved the concept design contingent on the revisions suggested in the staff report and the roof deck being removed, and delegated final approval to staff. Vote: 7-0.
FOGGY BOTTOM HISTORIC DISTRICT
929 Rear 25th Street NW (formerly 0 Snow’s Court), HPA 22-327, revised concept/construction of three-story house in alley.
The Board approved the concept and delegated further review to staff, with the conditions that the applicant: remove the window boxes from the west elevation; widen the windows on the south elevation to have widths like those of the abutting historic row; revise some of the windows to have vertical lights or panes; and relocate the air-conditioning unit away from the south side of the building and consider a raised planter there. Vote: 7-0.
WALTER REED HISTORIC DISTRICT
7101 13th Street NW, HPA 22-332, concept/construction of five-story apartment building.
The Board requested that the applicant revise the project, perhaps to make it look less institutional by studying large, residential buildings, especially in the Colonial Revival style; that the applicant consider dividing the project into two, rather than three, apparent “buildings”; and that the project have a pronounced base that better connects to the ground.
The consent calendar was approved by a vote of 6-0.
CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
1320 North Carolina Avenue NE, HPA 22-325, concept/two-story plus cellar addition at rear.
663 Maryland Avenue NE, HPA 22-331, concept/ two-story addition at rear.
14TH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
1740 14th Street NW, HPA 22-326, concept/ install rotating sign.
GEORGETOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT
3417, 3419 and 3421 Q Street NW, HPA 22-296, concept/subdivision to combine three lots and buildings and construction of a roof deck.
KALORAMA TRIANGLE HISTORIC DISTRICT
2032 Belmont Road NW, HPA 22-285, permit/ replace roof; expand penthouse; install walking areas, deck, and trellis structures for rooftop amenity space.
MOUNT PLEASANT HISTORIC DISTRICT
1812 Park Road NW, HPA 22-323, permit/garage with roof deck and trellis.
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