HPO Monthly Public Notice - May 2020

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May 2020

Issued by email on May 11, 2020



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).


Please note that this notice contains changes in procedures, noted in bold, for the Historic Preservation Review Board’s public meetings due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.




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, including all correspondence received, may be accessed on the Office of Planning website.  Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, case files are not currently accessible in person.




Due to the COVID-19 public the May 28 and June 4 HPRB meetings can be accessed live via Webex.  Use this links below to access to the meetings:


May 28 event link: https://dcnet.webex.com/dcnet/onstage/g.php?MTID=e608fc2a9fbe138e319f0e4cd8e6f071c 

May 28 event number:   471 183 338

May 28 event password:   NxgP3qsES32


June 4 event link: https://dcnet.webex.com/dcnet/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0d9be2198c12c5259776c9cf25840e40 

June 4 event number:   478 218 771

June 4 event password:  fuCaAv3dt22


These links and further instructions will be posted on the Office of Planning website:

https://planning.dc.gov/page/historic-preservation-review-board .


The meeting will be recorded and posted to the Office of Planning website approximately 5 days following the meeting.





Public comments are welcome on HPRB cases. Written public comments must be submitted in writing at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.  The final deadline for the May 28th meeting is 10AM on Wednesday, May 27th. Any comments received after the final deadline will held for the record but not distributed to the HPRB members.


To testify before the HPRB via Webex, you must register 24 hours in advance.  Please submit your name and the case you wish to testify on by emailing historic.preservation@dc.gov .  Instructions for testifying will be emailed to you in advance of the meeting.



Final deadline for comments to be distributed:  10 am on May 27 (for May 28 meeting)

                                                                                      10 am on June 3  (for June 4 meeting)



The 66-day/51-working-day ANC notice period for new cases on this notice expires on: July 23, 2020.



May 28, 2020

June 4, 2020


The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet via Webex on May 28 and June 4 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, May 22, 2020.  




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.







2B         Response to letters received regarding removal of sculpture at National Geographic Society, 1145 17th Street NW






6D         Square 653 Rowhouses, 1307, 1309, 1311, 1313 and 1315 South Capitol Street SW, Case 17-11  (Application withdrawn by the applicant and will no longer be noticed or scheduled for hearing)

7D         Kingman Park Historic District amendment (boundary expansion), Case 20-03 (deferred - not being scheduled for May 28/June 4 meetings)





4C        Decatur Street Car Barn/WMATA Northern Bus Garage, 4615 14th Street, NW, HPA 20-176, concept/new construction/rehabilitation (Lewis)

5E        Wardman Flats, 302 & 304 Florida Avenue, NW, HPA 20-235, concept/combine lots, add partial third story to two-story rowhouses (Meyer)

1A        Embassy Building #10, 3149 16th Street NW, HPA 20-315, concept/two-story side and rear addition (Callcott)


Anacostia Historic District

8A        1628 U Street SE, HPA 20-313, concept/new construction of single-family house (Price)


Blagden Alley/ Naylor Court Historic District

2F        1322 9th Street NW, HPA 20-233, concept/new construction, five-story plus basement and penthouse hotel (deferred until June 25 meeting; Meyer)

2F        1318 9th Street NW, HPA 20-309, concept/rear three-story addition to two-story building (deferred until June 25 meeting; Meyer)


Bloomingdale Historic District

5E        1626-1634-1644 North Capitol Street NW, HPA 20-288, subdivision/combine three lots (Meyer)


Capitol Hill Historic District

6B        222 Kentucky Avenue SE, HPA 20-304, concept/rear addition (Nadal)

6B        1235 E Street SE, HPA 20-306, concept/two-story front addition (Nadal)

6B        310 4th Street SE, HPA 20-305, concept/roof addition (Nadal)

6C        630 Lexington Place NE, HPA 20-236, concept/three-story addition at rear (Nadal)


Cleveland Park Historic District

3C          3400 Connecticut Avenue NW, HPA 20-095, revised concept/construction of two multi-unit residential buildings (Callcott)

3C          3512 Lowell Street NW, HPA 20-234, concept/construction of new guest house, demolish existing and construct new garage (Callcott)

3C          3610 Quebec Street NW, HPA 20-232, concept/alterations and construction of second story addition on existing one-story side wing (Callcott)


Downtown Historic District

2C          507-517 H Street NW, HPA 20-116, revised concept/construction of nine-story addition to rear of six contributing rowhouses (Callcott)


Dupont Circle Historic District

2B        2152 Florida Avenue NW, HPA 20-317, concept/addition to multi-unit building (Brockett)


Foggy Bottom Historic District

2A        Snow’s Court NW, HPA 20-312, concept/new construction of single-family house (Dennee)


14th Street Historic District

2F        1327 Q Street NW, HPA 20-289, concept/three-story rear addition and deck (Callcott)

2F        1300 Q Street NW, HPA 20-307, concept/three-story rear addition (Callcott)


Georgetown Historic District

2E        1217 29th Street NW, HPA 20-248, permit/rear addition (Dennee)


LeDroit Park Historic District

1B        1952 2nd Street NW, HPA 20-168, concept/rear and third-story addition to non-contributing two-story rowhouse (deferred until June 25 meeting; Meyer)

1B        421 T Street NW, HPA 20-300, concept/rear three-story addition to three-story house (Meyer)


Mount Pleasant Historic District

1D       3215 Mount Pleasant Street NW, HPA 20-118, revised concept/addition above existing building (Dennee)

1D       3428, 3430 and 3432 Oakwood Terrace NW, concept/resubdivide three lots to two and construct two three-story flats (Dennee)


Mount Vernon Square Historic District

6E        441 M Street NW, HPA 20-287, permit/new front windows, door and stair; three-story rear addition and roof deck (Meyer)


Saint Elizabeths Hospital Historic District

8C        Lot 809, Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, HPA 20-316, concept/construction of six-story office building (Dennee)


Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District

2D       2323 Tracy Place NW, HPA 19-490, concept/3rd floor roof addition (application withdrawn by applicant; Callcott)


16th Street Historic District

2B        1826 16th Street NW, HPA 20-308, concept/two-story rear addition (Callcott)


Shaw Historic District

2F        (see Bladgen Alley/Naylor Court Historic District)


U Street Historic District

1B        1349 Wallach Place NW, HPA 20-318, concept/roof addition (Price)

1B        1901 9th Street NW, HPA 20-117, revised concept/four-story rear addition (Price)


Woodley Park Historic District

3C        2735 Connecticut Avenue NW, HPA 20-231, concept/rear addition of four stories behind two-story building (Brockett)







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