HPO Monthly Public Notice - November 2020 (December 3, 2020 Meeting)

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The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) virtual meeting for November 2020 will take place on the Continuation Meeting date of December 3.This event will take place as a virtual meeting.


This document and  others associated with the meeting will post on our Website.  




November 2020

Issued by email on October 29, 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 December 3 HPRB meeting may be accessed live via WebEx.  Use the links below to access to the meetings:


December 3 Meeting link: https://dcnet.webex.com/dcnet/onstage/g.php?MTID=e073a9a5c441b671e835869cb78dbfcfa 

December 3 Call-in number:  1-650-479-3208

Access Code: 172 751 9194


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 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 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: January 12, 2021.



December 3, 2020


The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet via WebEx 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, November 20, 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.





7F           A. Loffler Provisions Company, 3701 Benning Road NE, Case 21-01

2B          Annie’s Paramount Steak House, 1519 and 1609-11 17th Street NW, Case 21-0x (to be heard December 17)





3C        Tregaron (Washington International School), 3100 Macomb Street NW, HPA 20-095, revised concept/consideration of guardhouse and dacha location (Callcott)


Anacostia Historic District

8A          1353 Maple View Place SE, HPA 20-462, concept/new construction of two-story accessory dwelling unit at rear, front parking pad (Price)

8A          1238-1240 V Street SE, HPA 21-047, concept/new construction of two two-story dwellings (Price)

8A          1335 Maple View Place SE, HPA 21-049, concept/add additional story to existing house (Price)


Capitol Hill Historic District

6A          646 E Street NE, HPA 21-014, concept/two story rear addition (Nadal)

6A          240 11th Street NE, HPA 21-055, concept/ third story roof addition and three-story rear addition (Nadal)


Cleveland Park Historic District

3C          3711 35th Street NW, HPA 20-460, concept/ add third story; three-story addition at rear; two-story addition at side; alterations to front and side porch (Callcott)

3C          3000 Tilden Street NW (Tilden Gardens), HPA 21-052, permit/replace 1,483 windows (Callcott)

3C          3303 Highland Place NW, HPA 20-045, revised concept/side addition (Callcott)


Downtown Historic District

2C          819 7th Street NW, HPA 21-053, concept/add 6th story addition (Callcott)


LeDroit Park Historic District

1B          1952 2nd Street NW, HPA 20-168, concept/addition and rear extension and garage (Meyer; to be scheduled for December 17th meeting)

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


Mount Vernon Triangle Historic District

6E           925 5th Street NW, HPA 21-056, concept/ new construction of eleven-story retail and residential building (Elliott)


Shaw/Blagden Alley Historic District

6E           1320-1322 8th Street NW, HPA 20-471, concept/multi-story additions to three existing rowhouses (Meyer)

2F           1000 N Street NW, HPA 21-054, permit/install driveway with entrance on 10th Street to rear yard (Meyer)


16th Street Historic District

2B          1328 16th Street NW, HPA 21-051, concept/demolish non-contributing annex to church, construct seven-story apartment building (Callcott)


Takoma Park Historic District

4B          7211 Blair Road NW, HPA 21-048, concept/two-story rear addition (Callcott)


U Street Historic District

1B          944 S Street NW, HPA 21-046, concept/partial third story roof addition on two-story house (Price)



Woodley Park Historic District

3C          2735 Connecticut Avenue NW, HPA 20-391, concept/rear addition of four stories behind two-story building (Brockett)

3C          2653 Woodley Road NW, HPA 21-050, permit/construct 4-5 foot iron fence at front and sides of property (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