HPRB ACTIONS - February 22 and March 1, 2018

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Greetings: This document and others related to the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) meeting of February 22 and March 1 are posted on the website at:   https://planning.dc.gov/node/1305841

 

Video of the hearing is also posted on the website at: https://planning.dc.gov/node/905322

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HPRB ACTIONS

February 22 and March 1, 2018

 

FEBRUARY 22 MEETING

 

 

Present: Marnique Heath (Chair), Andrew Aurbach, Thomas Brokaw, Brian Crane, Linda Greene, Outerbridge Horsey, Sandra Jowers-Barber, Chris Landis and Gretchen Pfaehler. 

 

AGENDA

 

LANDMARK DESIGNATION HEARING

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

The Board designated the property a historic landmark in the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites, and requested that the nomination be forwarded to the National Register of Historic Places for listing as of local significance, with a period of significance of 1941.  The Board requested that before forwarding to the National Register the nomination be revised to incorporate more description and background on the building’s public art and details.  The Board recommended future consideration of an amendment to designate the lobbies as protected interiors and of the designation of John Marshall Park as part of the complex and/or as part of a Judiciary Square historic district.  Vote 8-0.

 

CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT

400-418 D Street SE, HPA 17-488, revised concept/construct parking structures.

The Board found the revised plan for a curb cut and interior-block parking to be compatible with the character of the Capitol Hill Historic District.  The Board gave great weight to the concerns expressed by ANC 6B in opposition to the curb cut, but found it to be compatible in location for the block and within the context of the overall project.  Vote:7-0 (Pfaehler recused)

 

DUPONT CIRCLE HISTORIC DISTRICT

1625 P Street NW, HPA 18-199, concept/addition, site alterations to Stead Park.

The Board approved the concept with comments to further refine the design and delegated final approval to staff. Vote: 8-0 (Horsey recused).

 

CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT

214 A Street NE, HPA 18-209, concept/rear and side additions, construct new garage.

The Board found that the applicant had addressed the ANC’s concerns and voted to approve the concept as consistent with the purposes of the preservation act and delegate final approval to staff with the stipulation that the garage be reduced in height to 20 feet or less.  Vote 8-0

                                                     

311 F Street NE, HPA 18-208, concept/rear addition. 

The Board found that the applicant had addressed the ANC’s concerns and voted approve the concept as consistent with the purposes of the preservation act. Vote 8-0

 

SHAW HISTORIC DISTRICT

1217 12th Street NW, HPA 18-139, concept/rear three-story addition on two-story rowhouse.

The Board found the concept for a three-story rear addition compatible with the character of the historic district, consistent with the purpose of the preservation act, and delegated final approval to staff on the condition that the vertical cladding materials be revised to masonry, stucco or clapboards. Vote: 9-0

 

DESIGNATION HEARING

Harrison Street Flats, 4335-4351 (odd numbers) Harrison Street NW, Case 17-16.

The designation hearing was started and continued to the March 1 meeting.

 

 

MARCH 1 MEETING

AGENDA

 

Present: Marnique Heath (Chair), Andrew Aurbach, Thomas Brokaw, Brian Crane, Linda Greene, Outerbridge Horsey, Sandra Jowers-Barber, Chris Landis and Gretchen Pfaehler. 

 

AGENDA

 

TAKOMA PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT

6914 Willow Street, NW, HPA 18-138, revised concept/new construction.

The Board approved the revised concept as responsive to the direction provided by the Board and consistent with the purposes of the preservation act, and that final approval be delegated to staff.  The Board stipulated that the one parking space be moved towards the rear of the lot and asked that the applicant consider shifting the building towards the north. Vote 7-1.

 

HISTORIC LANDMARK

Washington Loan and Trust Company, 900 F Street NW, HPA 18-137, concept/rooftop enclosure and entrance canopies.

The Board found the concept for the canopies, lighting and roof enclosure, as revised in response to the HPO report, to be compatible with the character of the landmark.  The Board asked that the applicant study how to limit light emanating from the roof addition at night.  Vote:  8-0

 

SHERIDAN KALORAMA HISTORIC DISTRICT

2112 Wyoming Avenue NW, HPA 18-210, concept/balconies.

The Board found the balcony structure to be generally compatible with the character of the historic district on the conditions that it be pulled back 6 feet from the street elevation, that the railings be simplified to a single architectural vocabulary, and that the excessive paving be removed prior to final permit approval.  Vote:  9-0.

 

DESIGNATION HEARING

Harrison Street Flats, 4335-4351 (odd numbers) Harrison Street NW, Case 17-16.

The Board determined that the properties did not meet the designation criteria and voted not to designated them as a landmark.  Vote:  8-1

 

HISTORIC LANDMARK

Harrison Street Flats, 4339 Harrison Street NW, HPA 17-516, raze and concept/alterations, additions (if

designated).

The Board took no action on the proposed raze and concept applications as the property was not designated.

 

U STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT

1923-1925 Vermont Avenue NW, HPA 18-203, concept/alteration and additions to Grimke School.

The Board approved the concept for rehabilitation and the courtyard addition to the school, and the window alterations and roof addition to the gymnasium as compatible with the character of the historic district.  The Board found that further design was needed for the side additions to the gym for future presentation to the Board when ready.  Vote:  9-0.

 

912 U Street NW, HPA 18-204, concept/new construction.

The Board approved the general concept for new construction as not incompatible with the U Street Historic District, contingent on further study of the scale, color, materials, storefronts and detailing.   Vote:  8-0.

 

ANACOSTIA HISTORIC DISTRICT

2216 Chester Street SE, HPA 18-105, concept/new construction.

The Board did not approve the concept and requested that the applicant return to the Board with a more compatible design.  Vote: No Vote

 

STRIVERS SECTION HISTORIC DISTRICT

1747 T Street NW, HPA 18-142, concept/alter slope of roof, third story addition.

The Board approved the concept and delegated final approval to staff.  Vote: 8-0.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

The following cases were approved on the consent calendar on February 22:

 

CLEVELAND PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT

3410 Macomb Street NW, HPA 18-202, concept/replace rear addition

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

 

DUPONT CIRCLE HISTORIC DISTRICT

1323 21st Street NW, HPA 18-133, concept/two-story addition and new garage

 

KALORAMA TRIANGLE HISTORIC DISTRICT

2318 20th Street NW, HPA 18-135, concept/alteration at rear

 

LEDROIT PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT

1850 5th Street NW, HPA 18-216, renew concept/new four-story rowhouse

 

U STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT

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

1704 10th Street NW, HPA 18-206, concept/third-story addition and façade restoration

 

The following case was approved on the consent calendar on March 1:

 

TAKOMA PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT

535 Cedar Street NW, HPA 18-130, concept/one-story rear addition

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Transcripts of Historic Preservation Review Board Meetings may be purchased from the court reporting agency that covered this hearing – Neal R. Gross & Co., Inc., (202) 234-4433, www.nealrgross.com   or info@nealrgross.com . Individual staff reports that are prepared in advance of the hearing are posted on our website at https://planning.dc.gov

 

 

 

 

Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager

DC Office of Planning

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

202.442.8835

bruce.yarnall@dc.gov

planning.dc.gov

 

 

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