HPO Monthly Public Notice - February 2018

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This document and others related to the February 22 and  March 1 HPRB Meeting are posted on the website at:  https://planning.dc.gov/node/1305841









February 2018

Issued by email on February 7, 2018




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).





The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and HPO have developed a draft design guideline that addresses sustainability issues for historic properties. The draft will be posted at planning.dc.gov by February 9 for public comment prior to being scheduled for review by the HPRB in March.


Please submit comments or questions to historic.preservation@dc.gov  .





HPO released the 2020 District of Columbia Historic Preservation Plan on January 12 for a 45-day public comment period. The Plan sets forth the vision and goals that will guide preservation efforts in the District, and is the result of public engagement led by HPO and the Office of Planning (OP) in coordination with the Comprehensive Plan update. A copy of the plan is available for review on the OP website at https://planning.dc.gov/publication/district-columbia-historic-preservation-plan and comments will be accepted until March 1, 2018.


Comments or questions can be directed to historic.preservation@dc.gov .





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 historic.preservation@dc.gov .  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 www.preservation.dc.gov .  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 by the deadlines below will be distributed to the HPRB members before the meeting. 


Comments for print distribution with case information:  3 pm on February 15

Late comments for email distribution:                            3 pm on February 21 (for February 22 meeting)

                                                                                      3 pm on February 28 (for March 1 meeting)


The 45-day/30-working-day ANC notice period for cases on this notice expires on:  March 23, 2018.




February 22, 2018

March 1, 2018


441 4th Street NW, Room 220 South, 9:00 a.m. 


The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet on Thursday, February 22 and Thursday, March 01 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  the end of the day on Friday, February 16, 2018.  





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.




2C           Municipal Center, 300 Indiana Avenue/301 C Street NW, Case 14-02

3E           Harrison Street Apartments, 4135-4351 (odd numbers) Harrison Street NW, Case 17-16

5E           St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church South, 150 S Street NW, Case 18-09 (deferred to March 22)

5D           Langston Golf Course, 2600 Benning Road NE, Case 18-11 (to be heard March 22)

5D,6A    Kingman Park Historic District, all properties between East Capitol, 19th and M Streets NE and

&7D       Maryland Avenue NE and the Anacostia River, Case 16-19 (continued to March 22)




Historic Landmarks

2C           Washington Loan and Trust Company, 900 F Street NW, HPA 18-137, concept/add rooftop atrium and new entrance canopies (Callcott)

2E           West Heating Plant, 1051/1055 29th Street NW (Square 1193), HPA 17-263, concept/substantial demolition, reconstruction for multi-unit residential building (continuation of November 2 hearing; to be heard March 22)

2E           West Heating Plant, 1051/1055 29th Street NW (Square 1193), HPA 17-633, permit/demolition (to be heard March 22)

3E           Harrison Street Apartments, 4339 Harrison Street NW, HPA 17-516, concept/two-story roof addition (if designated)

5E         St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church South, 150 S Street NW, HPA 18-147, raze (deferred at the request of the applicant, to be heard in March if designated)


Anacostia Historic District

8A           2216 Chester Street SE, HPA 18-105, concept/new construction (Price)


Capitol Hill Historic District

6B         400-418 D Street SE, HPA 17-488, revised concept/construct parking structures (Gutowski)

6C           311 F Street NE, HPA 18-208, concept/rear addition (Gutowski)

6C           214 A Street NE, HPA 18-209, concept/rear and side additions; raze garages and construct two-story garage (Gutowski)


Cleveland Park Historic District

3C           3415 Porter Street NW, HPA 18-129, concept/rear and rooftop additions and alteration to front façade (Robb)

3C           3505 34th Street NW, HPA 18-198, concept/rear addition and new windows at secondary elevations (Robb)

3C           3410 Macomb Street NW, HPA 18-202, concept/replace rear addition (Robb)



Dupont Circle Historic District

2B           2031 Q Street NW, HPA 18-123, concept/roof alteration at rear (Robb)

2B           1323 21st Street NW, HPA 18-133, concept/two-story addition and new garage at rear (Robb)

2B           1625 P Street NW, HPA 18-199, concept/addition, basketball court cover, and site improvements to Stead Park (Robb)


14th Street Historic District

2F           1537 15th Street NW, HPA 18-214, concept/balconies on Q Street elevation of non-contributing building (not to be heard this month)


Kalorama Triangle Historic District

1C           2318 20th Street NW, HPA 18-135, concept/alteration at rear (Brockett)


LeDroit Park Historic District

1B           400 U Street NW, HPA 18-201, permit/fence in rear yard (Meyer)

1B           1850 5th Street NW, HPA 18-216, renew concept/new four-story rowhouse (Meyer)


Massachusetts Avenue Historic District

2B           1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, HPA 18-141, revised concept/alter front entrance, ADA access, and driveway (Robb)


Mount Pleasant Historic District

1D           3305-3307 18th Street NW, HPA 17-659, concept/raze carriage house and build similar but larger garage (Dennee)


Mount Vernon Square Historic District

6E           1253 4th Street NW, HPA 18-205, concept/new construction; three-story, four-unit building (Meyer)


Mount Vernon Triangle Historic District

6E           923-927 5th Street NW, HPA 18-212, concept/new construction (to be heard in March)


Shaw Historic District

2F           1217 12th Street NW, HPA 18-139, concept/rear three-story addition on two-story rowhouse (Meyer)


Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District

2D           2112 Wyoming Avenue NW, HPA 18-210, concept/exterior balconies (Callcott)


Strivers’ Section Historic District

2B           1747 T Street NW, HPA 18-142, concept/alter slope of roof, third story addition at rear (Robb)


Takoma Park Historic District

4B           535 Cedar Street NW, HPA 18-130, concept/one-story rear addition (Gutowski)

4B           6914 Willow Street NW, HPA 18-138, revised concept/new three-story, multi-unit dwelling (Gutowski)


U Street Historic District

1B           1114-1118 U Street NW, HPA 18-018, revised concept/roof addition (Price)

1B           1909 13th Street NW, HPA 18-131, concept/rear addition with third-floor extension, and roof deck (Price)

1B           2114-2124 14th Street NW, HPA 18-136, concept/new seven-story building behind historic buildings (deferred until March at the request of the applicant)

1B           1923-1925 Vermont Avenue NW, HPA 18-203, concept/rehab Grimke School; mixed use (Price)

1B           912 U Street NW, HPA 18-204, concept/new construction of six-story mixed use building (Price)

6E           1704 10th Street NW, HPA 18-206, concept/third-story addition and façade restoration (Price)








Anne Brockett


(202) 442-8842


Steve Callcott


(202) 741-5247


Tim Dennee


(202) 442-8847


Kim Elliott


(202) 442-8838


Patsy Fletcher


(202) 741-0816


Gabriela Gutowski


(202) 442-8839 


Andrew Lewis


(202) 442-8841


David Maloney


(202) 442-8850


Brendan Meyer


(202) 741-5248


Imania Price


(202) 442-8827


Michael Robb


(202) 442-7703


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  http://planning.dc.gov/node/568242 .



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.




Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager

DC Office of Planning

1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024