HPO Monthly Public Notice - October 2019

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October 2019

Issued by email on October 9, 2019



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 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 electronically by the deadlines below will be distributed to the HPRB members before the meeting.  Any comments received after the final deadline will held for the record but not distributed to the HPRB members.



Comments for distribution with case information:             1 pm on October 17

Final deadline for comments to be distributed :                  1 pm on October 23 (for October 24 meeting)

                                                                                                      1 pm on October 30 (for October 31 meeting)


The 45-day/30-working-day ANC notice period for cases on this notice expires on: November 22, 2019.



October 24, 2019

October 31, 2019


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


The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet on Thursday, October 24 and Thursday, October 31 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, October 18, 2019.  




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.




Sustainability Guide for Older and Historic Properties, revised draft for comment and proposed adoption (revised draft to be posted on OP website by October 31 and scheduled for HPRB consideration in December; Callcott)





2D           Mitchell Park Fieldhouse, 1801 23rd Street NW, Case 18-07 (to be heard October 24)

3E           Chevy Chase Playground, 5500 41st Street NW, Case 18-08 (to be heard October 24)

8C           Barry Farm Dwellings, 1100-1371 Stevens Road, 2677-2687 Wade Road and 2652 Firth Sterling Avenue SE, Case 19-07 (to be heard October 31; HPRB deliberation and vote)




Historic Landmarks

8C           Barry Farm Dwellings (pending landmark nomination), 1100-1371 Stevens Road, 2677-2687 Wade Road and 2652 Firth Sterling Avenue SE, HPA 19-482, raze multi-family buildings

2C           The Harrison Apartment Building (The Canterbury), 704 3rd Street NW, HPA 18-106, two-year renewal of concept/new construction and adaptive rehabilitation (Dennee)


[NOTE: see https://intowner.com/2016/08/28/new-yorkers-transformed-how-washingtonians-live-washingtons-19th-century-apartment-revolution/

for some context on The Harrison--Ed.]


Bloomingdale Historic District

5E           2224 1st Street NW, HPA 19-555, concept/add fourth floor and roof deck (Meyer)


Capitol Hill Historic District

6A           1363 A Street NE, HPA 19-535, concept/new two-story garage (Nadal)

6A           1365 A Street NE, HPA 19-536, concept/new two-story garage (Nadal)

6A           1355 A Street NE, HPA 19-608, concept, two-story rear addition and second-story addition to garage; new basement entry (Nadal)

6B           333 9th Street SE, HPA 19-599, concept/rear two-story addition and interior renovations (Nadal)

6B           148 11th Street SE, HPA 19-602, concept/two-story rear addition (Nadal)

6B           138 11th Street SE, HPA 19-603, concept/two-story carriage house (Nadal)

6B           528 1st Street SE, HPA 19-609, concept/new basement entry (Nadal)


Cleveland Park Historic District

3C           3141 Highland Place NW, HPA 19-601, concept/one-story additions at east and west sides of house; rebuild existing rear addition; new garage (Callcott)

3C           3029 Ordway Street NW, HPA 19-604, concept/extend existing rear addition; new deck, stairs, and retaining wall at rear (Callcott)


Dupont Circle Historic District

2B           1630 Riggs Place NW, HPA 19-543, concept/rear canopy addition over existing balcony (Elliott)


14th Street Historic District

2F           1421 Corcoran Street NW, HPA 19-606, concept/new construction of three-story rowhouse (Callcott)


GWU/West End Historic District

2A           1900 F Street NW, HPA 19-576, concept/penthouse addition and alterations (Elliott)


Kalorama Triangle Historic District

1C           1979 Biltmore Street NW, HPA 19-511, concept/roof decks and rear spiral stair (Brockett)


Mount Pleasant Historic District

1D           3135 19th Street NW, HPA 19-605, concept/two-story rear addition, deck and fence (Dennee)


Mount Vernon Square Historic District

6E           454 Ridge Street NW, HPA 19-595, concept/new construction; two-story brick rowhouse with accessory building (Meyer)


Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District

2D           2323 Tracy Place NW, HPA 19-490, concept/rear addition and window alterations (Callcott)


Takoma Park Historic District

4B           300-308 Carroll Avenue NW and 325 Vine Street NW, HPA 19-549, concept/combine three lots; new construction of six-story mixed use building (Callcott)

4B           422 Butternut Street NW, HPA 19-597, permit/ new roof (Callcott)

4B           6903 5th Street NW, HPA 19-600, two-story rear addition; deck (Callcott)


U Street Historic District

1B           1423 W Street NW, HPA 19-545, concept/three-story addition; basement areaway (to be heard in November) (Brockett)


Young, Browne, Phelps and Spingarn Educational Campus Historic District

5D           820 26th Street NE, HPA 19-547, concept/two-story addition to existing building (Lewis)






Anne Brockett


(202) 442-8842


Steve Callcott


(202) 741-5247


Tim Dennee


(202) 442-8847


Kim Elliott


(202) 442-8838


Andrew Lewis


(202) 442-8841


David Maloney


(202) 442-8850


Brendan Meyer


(202) 741-5248


Moira Nadal


(202) 442-7703


Imania Price


(202) 442-8827


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