Greetings: This document and others related to the February 23 and March 2, 2023 HPRB Meeting will post on our website page .
MONTHLY PUBLIC NOTICE
Posted on February 1, 2023
PURPOSE OF THIS NOTICE
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).
NOTICE TO ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSIONS
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 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 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 email@example.com . 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.
GENERAL AVAILABILITY OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
The applications listed on this notice and their associated materials are a matter of public record.
Case files, including all correspondence received, may be accessed on the Office of Planning website.
HOW TO ACCESS THE HPRB MEETING
The HPRB meeting may be accessed live via WebEx. Use the links below to access to the meetings:
February 23 Meeting Link: https://dcnet.webex.com/dcnet/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4d8ada6253195ebdc6861f4143c1a87d
March 3 Meeting Link: https://dcnet.webex.com/dcnet/onstage/g.php?MTID=e92cae10dc0434f0547676197953860a4
A livestream of the meeting will be posted to the DC Office of Planning’s YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuihFWfp15mtLsOFqkdMcvw ). Please note that the YouTube livestream is for listen-only participation. To present a case or provide public testimony you must log-in using the WebEx links above.
HPRB meetings are governed by the Open Meetings Act. Please address any questions or complaints arising under this meeting to the Office of Open Government at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The meetings will be recorded and posted to the Office of Planning website within 5 days of the meeting.
COMMENT SUBMISSION DEADLINES
Public comments are welcome on HPRB cases. Written public comments must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.
To testify before HPRB via WebEx, you must also register 24 hours in advance. Please submit your name and the case you wish to testify on by emailing email@example.com . Instructions for testifying will be emailed to you in advance of the meeting.
Any comments received after the final deadline will be held for the record but not distributed to the HPRB.
NOTICE OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW BOARD MEETINGS
February 23 and March 2, 2023
The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet via WebEx 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 www.preservation.dc.gov by the end of the day on Friday, February 17, 2023.
NOTICE OF CASES FILED FOR REVIEW
Listing on this notice does not guarantee a hearing next 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.
HISTORIC LANDMARK AND HISTORIC DISTRICT DESIGNATION HEARINGS
3C United States Naval Observatory (historic district), 3450 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Case 23-01 [application deferred by HPO pending revisions]
2B Scottish Rite Temple amendment (boundary expansion), 1733 16th Street NW, Square 192, Lot 110 and 111, Case No. 19-06. The Board will consider the application to amend the historic landmark designation on remand from the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. On remand, the Board will consider the application based on the existing record, without accepting additional submissions or testimony [to be scheduled for the February 23 meeting].
2B Scottish Rite Temple amendment (boundary revision), 1733 16th Street NW, Square 192, Case No. 23-04. Application to reduce boundary to that of former A&T Lot 800, within present Lot 110, and to establish a period of significance [to be scheduled for the March 23 meeting].
PERMIT APPLICATIONS AND CONCEPTUAL REVIEWS
5B Brookland Bowling Alley, 3726 10th Street NE, HPA 22-328, revised concept/incorporate landmark into mixed-use residential and retail building (Callcott)
Anacostia Historic District
8A 1254-1258 Talbert Street and 1309-1313 Morris Road SE, HPA 23-094, concept/new construction of six multi-unit townhomes (Price)
8A 1603-07 Good Hope Road SE, HPA 22-445, revised concept/construction of four-story plus penthouse mixed use building (Price)
8A 2352 High Street SE, HPA 23-099, revised concept/ new construction of eleven multi-unit townhomes (Price)
8A 1527-1531 U Street SE, HPA 23-177, concept/subdivide into three lots, construct two attached dwellings (Price)
Bloomingdale Historic District
5E 2324 North Capitol Street NW, HPA 23-174, concept/enclosed sidewalk café (Meyer)
Capitol Hill Historic District
6A 915 Maryland Avenue NE, HPA 23-104, concept/add second story to garage (Nadal)
6B 732 7th Street SE, HPA 23-175, concept/add three stories to existing building, install glazing at front elevation (Nadal)
6B 718 North Carolina Avenue SE, HPA 23-179, concept/two story rear addition (deferred to March at request of the applicant, Nadal)
6C 616 Lexington Place NE, HPA 22-486, revised concept/rear addition and alterations (Nadal)
6C 601 Massachusetts Avenue NE, HPA 23-040, concept/raze non-contributing building, construct three-story building (Nadal)
Downtown Historic District
2C 509-517 H Street NW, HPA 23-176, concept/construct nine-story addition to existing rowhouses (Callcott)
Dupont Circle Historic District
2B 1816-1818 R Street NW, HPA 23-180, concept/alterations and rear addition (Brockett)
Georgetown Historic District
2E 3321 and 3323 Q Street NW, HPA 23-162, concept/subdivide to combine Lot 252 in Square 1278 with a portion of A&T Lot 807 and construction of a swimming pool (Dennee)
LeDroit Park Historic District
1B 304 T Street NW, HPA 22-437, concept/roof deck addition (Meyer)
Mount Pleasant Historic District
1D 1644 Park Road NW, HPA 23-173, concept/two story rear addition, alter windows on side (Dennee)
Mount Vernon Square Historic District
2G 1245 5th Street NW, HPA 23-109, concept/install two two-story window bays and areaways at side elevation; alterations to existing window openings (Meyer)
Takoma Park Historic District
4B 6901 Willow Street NW, HPA 23-178, concept/new construction of three-story apartment building (Callcott)
HPO CONTACT INFORMATION
HPO STAFF REVIEWERS
To be included on the email distribution list for this monthly public notice, please visit the Office of Planning website and sign up at http://planning.dc.gov/node/568242 .
HPO AND HPRB WEBSITE
For additional information, see the HPO and HPRB website at www.preservation.dc.gov .
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
Historic Preservation Operations and Grants Manager • DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024
Alternative Work Schedule: I am out of the office every other Monday, generally the second and fourth Mondays of the month.
Sign up here for OP’s newsletter and announcements