HPO Monthly Public Notice - October 2017

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This document and others related to the October 26/November 2 HRPB meeting will post on our website at:  https://planning.dc.gov/node/1176060  




October 2017

Issued by email on October 10, 2017

[NOTE--Harewood Lodge raze postponed and designation also postponed:


5A           Harewood Lodge, 3600 Harewood Road NE, Case 17-22 (postponed to a later date to be announced)


Historic Landmarks

5A           Harewood Lodge, 3600 Harewood Road NE, HPA 18-xxx, permit/raze (postponed indefinitely at the request of the owner)





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).





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 and plans 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 October 19

Late comments for email distribution:                            3 pm on October 25 (for October 26 meeting)

                                                                                     3 pm on November 1 (for November 2 meeting)


The 45-day/30-working-day ANC notice period for cases on this notice expires on:  November 22, 2017.




October 26, 2017

November 2, 2017


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


The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet on Thursday, October 26 and Thursday, November 02, 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, October 20, 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.




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 (to be heard October 26)

3C           Equitable Life Insurance Company Headquarters, 3900 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Case 17-19(to be heard October 26)

2E           West Heating Plant, 1051/1055 29th Street NW, Case 17-20 (to be heard November 2)

5E           St. Paul’s College, 3015/3025 4th Street NE, Case 17-14 (to be heard November 16)

5E           St. Paul’s College, 3015/3025 4th Street NE, Case 17-21 (to be heard November 16)

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

4D           Homestead Apartments, 812 Jefferson Street NW, Case 17-15 (to be heard November 16)

5A           Harewood Lodge, 3600 Harewood Road NE, Case 17-22 (postponed to a later date to be announced)

3E           PEPCO Harrison Street Substation, 5210 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Case 17-23 (to be heard November 16)




Historic Landmarks

3C           Equitable Life Insurance Company, 3900 Wisconsin Avenue NW, 17-495, concept/new construction (Callcott)

2F           Benjamin Franklin School, 925 13th Street NW, HPA 17-667, concept/interior rehabilitation and exterior preservation (to be heard in November, Callcott)

3E           Harrison Apartments, 4339 Harrison Street NW, HPA 17-516, permit/raze two-story apartments (to be heard November 16, if designated)

5A           Harewood Lodge, 3600 Harewood Road NE, HPA 18-xxx, permit/raze (postponed indefinitely at the request of the owner)


Anacostia Historic District

8A           1928 15th Street SE, HPA 17-598, concept/new rowhouse on vacant lot (Price)

8A           1528 W Street SE, HPA 17-599, concept/new single family dwelling on vacant lot (Price)

8A           1201-1215 Good Hope Road SE, HPA 17-593, revised concept/new construction and three and four story rear additions (Price)

8A           1600-1602 V Street SE, HPA 17-665, concept/two new frame row houses, two stories with front porch (Price)


Capitol Hill Historic District

6B           326 A Street SE, HPA 17-591, concept/three-story rear and side addition (Gutowski)

6B           716 L Street SE, HPA 17-658, concept/ rear and rooftop additions (to be heard in November, Gutowski)

6B           600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, HPA 17-594, revised concept/fill in recessed retail entries (Gutowski)


Cleveland Park Historic District

3C           3618 Ordway Street NW, HPA18-004, concept/modify porch (Robb)


14th Street Historic District

2F           1412 Q Street NW, HPA 17-654, concept/four story addition and renovation to existing building (to be heard in November; Callcott)

2F           1714-1716 14th Street NW, HPA 17-656, concept/two-story rooftop addition (Callcott)

2F           1335 Corcoran Street NW, HPA 17-661, concept/three-story rear addition (Callcott)


Georgetown Historic District

2E           West Heating Plant, 1051/1055 29th Street NW (Square 1193), HPA 17-263, concept/subdivision (consolidation of lots) substantial demolition, reconstruction for multi-unit residential building, creation of adjacent park  (Dennee)

2E           1226-1234 36th Street NW, HPA 18-003, subdivision/combination of lots and buildings (Dennee)


Mount Pleasant Historic District

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


Pennsylvania Avenue Historic District

2C           905-909 E Street NW, HPA 17-509, concept/one-story addition and roof deck atop five-story building (Callcott)

2C           999 E Street NW, HPA 17-660, concept/create new entrances and window openings (Callcott)


Saint Elizabeths Historic District

8C           1100 Alabama Avenue SE, HPA 17-589, revised concept/addition of glass entry vestibules(Dennee)


16th Street Historic District

2B           1529 16th Street NW, HPA 17-664, concept/additions, rooftop penthouse and rear (Callcott)


Strivers’ Section Historic District

2B           1619 Swann Street NW, HPA 17-666, concept/roof deck, alter fenestration of front and rear façade of non-contributing building (Robb)


U Street Historic District

1B           1901 12th Street NW, HPA 17-653, concept/add glazed French door to side elevation (Price)

2B           1520-1522 T Street NW, HPA 17-662, concept/alteration, subdivision; combine two rowhouses into single residence, rooftop addition (Price)

6E           915 French Street NW, HPA 18-006, concept/third floor additions and roof deck (Price)


Walter Reed Historic District

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







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