HPO Monthly Public Notice - July 2017

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This document and others related to the July 27 and August 3, 2017 HPRB meeting will be posted on our website at: https://planning.dc.gov/node/1258066




July 2017


Issued by email on July 12, 2017





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). 





Beginning with cases filed for the July 2017 meeting, HPO and HPRB are implementing new public notice requirements enacted by the DC Council.  The new requirements are in addition to the following procedures already in effect:


1)            Continued public notice by HPO:  HPO posts notice of applications referred to HPRB and CFA on its website and through this monthly public notice emailed to Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) and those on the HPO mailing list. This notice lists applications for alteration, new construction, demolition, subdivision, and conceptual review that will be referred to HPRB or CFA.


2)            Continued public notice by applicants:  After filing, the applicant must post a notice of the proposed work on the property.


3)            New requirement:  The law now requires a notice of the proposed work, either by hand delivery or the U.S. Postal Service, to the owners of all confronting or abutting properties and to each affected ANC.  While it is the applicant’s duty to provide this notice, HPO has elected to mail these notices for administrative efficiency and convenience.  HPO obtains the names and addresses of abutting and confronting property owners from the DC real property database.


Applicants are also responsible for making a copy of the project plans available to those receiving the mailed notice. Applicants are encouraged to deliver paper or electronic copies of the plans directly to ANCs and the noticed neighbors, but may also satisfy this requirement by relying on the HPO mailed notice, which includes instructions on how to obtain access to the plans.  HPO can provide electronic copies of the plans by email, or upon request, will arrange for in-person viewing at its office.  HPO does not currently have the capacity to post project plans on its website.  






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 of the 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 and plans are also posted on the website.





Public comments are welcome on all 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 each HPRB member before the meeting.  Written comments may also be brought to the HPRB meeting for distribution (10 copies are needed).


Comments for print distribution with case information:                 3 pm on July 20

Late comments for email distribution:                                          3 pm on July 26 (for July 27 meeting)

                                                                                                    3 pm on August 2 (for August 3 meeting)


The 45-day/30-working-day ANC notice period for cases on this notice expires on:  August 25, 2017






July 27, 2017

August 3, 2017


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


The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet on Thursday, July 27 and Thursday, August 3, 2017 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, July 21, 2017.  





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.




6D         Square 653 Rowhouses, 1307, 1309, 1311, 1313, 1315 and 1317 South Capitol Street and 4, 4A, 6, 6A, 8, 8½ and 10 N Street SW (Dennee)

4C           Twin Oaks Playground, 4025 14th Street NW, Case 16-06 (Dennee)

2A           U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW, Case 17-12 (Williams)

5B           King David Masonic Lodge No. 28, 3501 12th Street NE, Case 16-01 (to be heard in September)




Historic Landmarks

2B           Metropolitan Club, 1700 H Street NW, HPA 17-487, concept/one-story roof addition (Dennee)

2D           Friends Meeting House, 2111 Florida Avenue, NW, HPA 17-490, concept/alteration, installation of solar panels (Callcott)

3C           3900 Wisconsin Avenue NW, HPA 17-495, informational presentation on master plan for pending landmark (Callcott, Maloney)



Capitol Hill Historic District

6B           818 Potomac Avenue SE, HP 17-426, concept/new four-story building (Gutowski)

6B           1108 South Carolina Street Avenue SE, HPA17-420, concept/two story rear addition, basement, two story side addition (Robb)

6B           226 Kentucky Avenue SE, HPA-17-493, concept/rear and rooftop additions (Robb)

6B           418 & 420 7th Street SE, HPA 17-481, concept/combine two rowhouses; rear and rooftop additions; and new building at rear of lot (Gutowski)

6B           418 New Jersey Avenue SE, HPA 17-482, concept/new building (Meyer)

6B           400 D Street, SE, and 418 D Street, SE HPA 17-488, concept/construct five new townhouses; rooftop additions, and subdivision of lots. (Gutowski)

6C           501 C Street NE, HPA 17-427, concept/construct rear additions, alter façades, combine two lots to one, (Gutowski)


Cleveland Park Historic District

3C           3610 Macomb Street NW, HPA 17-485, concept/rear addition (Callcott)

3C           3031 Macomb Street NW, HPA 17-483, concept/alteration, new dormers (Callcott)


Downtown Historic District

2C           606 H Street NW, HPA 17-414, concept/seven-story rear addition to three-story rowhouse (Callcott)


14th Street Historic District

2F           1312 13th Street NW, HPA 17-486, concept/demolition, new construction (Callcott)        


McMillan Park Reservoir Historic District

1B           350 McMillan Drive, NW, HPA 17-407, construction of new DDOT Materials Testing Laboratory(Lewis)



Mount Pleasant Historic District

1D           1817 Lamont Street NW, HPA 17-423, permit/three-story rear addition, partial demolition (Dennee)


Shaw Historic District

2F           1329-1337 11th Street NW, HPA 17-187, concept/subdivide, rear and penthouse additions (Meyer)

6E           1501 9th St NW, HPA 17-434, concept/enclosed sidewalk café (Meyer)


Sheridan Kalorama Historic District

2D           2318 California Street NW, HPA 17-492, concept/attic addition, roof deck (Brockett)

2D          2541 Waterside Drive NW, HPA 17-384, permit/ front roof skylights (to be heard in September)(see Landmarks – 2111 Florida Avenue, NW)


Takoma Park Historic District

4B           218 Vine Street NW, HPA 17-429, revised concept/new construction of six-story residential building (Brockett)


U Street Historic District

1B           1911 ½ 8th Street NW, 17-430, concept/roof addition and deck (Price)

1B           1334 Wallach Place NW, 17-406, concept/third floor addition (Price)


Walter Reed Army Medical Center Historic District

4A           6900 Georgia Avenue NW, HPA 17-432, construction of seven-story multi-family and retail building (Dennee)

4A           6800 Georgia Avenue NW, HPA 17-304, design development of new construction, apartment-condo-retail complex (to be heard in September)


Washington Heights Historic District

1C           2412 Rear 18th Street NW, HPA 17-416, concept/add second floor to commercial garage (Brockett)







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






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