HPO Monthly Public Notice - August 2020

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This document and others related to the next HPRB meeting scheduled for September 24 and October 1, 2020 will post to our website. 




August 2020

Issued by email on August 7, 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.





There will not be a public meeting in August.  The next meetings of the Historic Preservation Review Board are scheduled for September 24 and October 1.


Due to the COVID-19 public the September 24 and October 1 HPRB meeting may be accessed live via WebEx.  Use the links below to access to the meetings:


The link and further instructions to those meetings will be posted on the Office of Planning website:

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


The meetings 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 at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.  To testify before the HPRB via WebEx, you must also 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.


Any comments received after the final deadline will held for the record but not distributed to the HPRB members.


The 66-day/51-working-day ANC notice period for new cases on this notice expires on: October 21, 2020.



September 24, 2020

October 1, 2020


The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet via WebEx on September 24 and October 1 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, September 18, 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.






7D        Kingman Park Historic District amendment (boundary expansion), Case 20-03 (continued from July 30 meeting)

6E        Samuel F.B. Morse School, 440 R Street NW, Case 20-07







3C      Tregaron (Washington International School), 3100 Macomb Street NW, HPA 20-095, revised concept/construction of new science and academic building (Callcott)

6E      Samuel F.B. Morse School, 440 R Street NW, HPA TBD, concept/rehabilitation (Callcott)


Anacostia Historic District

8A      1528 W Street SE, HPA 20-392, concept/rooftop solar installation (Price)

8A      1909 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, HPA 20-402, revised concept/new construction of five-story office and retail building (Price)


Capitol Hill Historic District

6A      308 11th Street NE, HPA 20-390, concept/construct 2-story garage, roof deck and third story addition (Nadal)

6B      28 9th Street SE, HPA 20-417, concept/rooftop addition (Nadal)

6C      312 3rd Street NE, HPA 20-337, permit/two-story rear addition (Nadal)


Cleveland Park Historic District

3C          3512 Lowell Street NW, HPA 20-234, revised concept/garage stabilization plan and construction of new dwelling (forwarding of final plans on consent calendar; 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)


LeDroit Park Historic District

1B          1952 2nd Street NW, HPA 20-168, concept/addition and rear extension and garage (Meyer)

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


Mount Pleasant Historic District

1D          1761 Harvard Street, NW, HPA 20-394, concept/two-story rear addition and roof deck (Dennee)


Mount Vernon Square Historic District

6E           441 M Street NW, HPA 20-287, permit/rear addition (Meyer)


Saint Elizabeths Hospital Historic District

8C      801-1199 Sycamore Lane SE, HPA 20-346, concept/new construction of townhouses (forwarding of final design-development plans on consent calendar; Dennee)

8C      1200 Alabama Avenue SE (Square 5868S, Lot 809), Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, HPA 20-316, revised concept/construction of six-story office building (Dennee)


Shaw/Blagden Alley Historic District

2F       1318 9th Street NW, HPA 20-309, revised concept/addition of 3rd and 4th stories to existing building (Meyer)


Washington Heights Historic District

1C      2201 18th Street, NW, HPA TBD, new signage, including an electronic component, for Marie Reed School (Lewis)


Woodley Park Historic District

3C      2735 Connecticut Avenue NW, HPA 20-391, 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




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