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HPRB July 28 and August 4, 2011


The Historic Preservation Review Board met to consider the following items on July 28 and August 4, 2011. Copies of staff reports related to cases listed below may be requested by email.

Video archives of the hearing are accessible on the office website.

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HPRB ACTIONS
July 28, 2011
August 4, 2011

The Historic Preservation Review Board met to consider the following items July 28, 2011.Present:  Catherine Buell, Chair;  Christopher Landis, Pamela Scott, Robert Sonderman and Joseph Taylor. Absent: Elinor Bacon, Tersh Boasberg, Maria Casarella.

 
AGENDA:  JULY 28TH
LANDMARK DESIGNATION HEARINGS
The Congressional Club, 2001 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Case #11-15.
The Board designated the property a landmark and recommended that the nomination be forwarded to the National Park Service for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.  Approved: 5-0.

The Margaret Murray Washington School, 27 O Street, NW, Case #11-16.
The Board designated the property a landmark and recommended that the nomination be forwarded to the National Park Service for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.  Approved: 5-0.

HISTORIC LANDMARKS
M.M. Washington School, 27 O Street, NW, HPA #11-406, concept/rehabilitation.
The Board approved the concept plans as compatible with the landmark and delegated final approval to the staff. Approved: 5-0.
    
Italian Embassy, 2700 16th Street, NW, HPA #10-495, revised concept.
The Board found the design refinements and materials submitted to be consistent with the concept design and compatible with the character of the landmark.  The Board directed the applicants to restudy the entrances on Fuller Street and Mozart Place to see if changes to the design, size, and/or scale might improve their compatibility.  Final approval was delegated to staff.  Approved: 5-0.


AGENDA:  AUGUST 4TH

The Historic Preservation Review Board  met to consider the following items on August 4, 2011. Present:  Catherine Buell, Chair; Elinor Bacon, Maria Casarella, Pamela Scott, Robert Sonderman and Joseph Taylor. Absent: Tersh Boasberg, Christopher Landis.
 

CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT            
7th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, HPA #11-195, concept/redevelopment of Hine Junior     High School site; north residential building, C Street residential building, and landscape plan.  
The Review Board adopted the recommendation of the HPO to approve the conceptual height and massing of the north and south residential buildings and the conceptual landscaping plan.  Applicant was directed to study design revisions suggested by the HPO and the Board as the proposal develops further.  Approved 6-0.

   
MOUNT PLEASANT HISTORIC DISTRICT
3146 16th Street, NW, HPA #11-345, concept/alterations, new construction.
The Board approved the demolition of the rear of the building and the general design approach to the additions in concept, with the conditions that the mechanical equipment and penthouses must be located and concealed as suggested by the present drawings and that the design continue to be revised and refined.  The Board approved in concept the terrace alterations to the church roof if they can be concealed from public view and did not approve the new window openings in the church walls.   Vote: 5-0.  (Taylor recused)


14TH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
1427-29 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, HPA #11-357; new construction/eight story apartment building.
The Review Board approved the conceptual height, mass and architectural direction for an eight-story apartment building, with direction that the design and material of the oriel bays and the design of the building’s entrance and base continue to be refined.  As per the condition established when the Board approved demolition of the two houses on this site in 2006, the applicant should work with the HPO in conducting a Phase 1 archaeological assessment of the site.  The project should return for further review, including elevation drawings for all sides of the building, when ready.  Approved 5-0.  

CLEVELAND PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
4.    12:15 – 12:45    3414 29th Street NW, HPA #11-400, six-foot-tall front yard fence   Postponed until September.

MOUNT VERNON TRIANGLE HISTORIC DISTRICT
450-462 K Street, NW, HPA #11-143, revised concept/substantial demolition of two row     buildings, new construction of thirteen-story apartment building.  This case was postponed to a later date.

    

CONSENT CALENDAR

On July 28, the HPRB approved the following items on the consent calendar.  Approved: 5-0.

CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
14 8th Street, SE, HPA #11-405, concept/replace existing frame portion of building with three-story rear addition; façade restoration.
 
118 3rd Street, SE (St. Mark’s Church), HPA #11-403, concept/additions to rear and side of sanctuary.  

524 8th Street, SE, HPA #11-197, concept/increase height of previously-approved rooftop addition.
 
307 Constitution Avenue, NE, HPA #11-348, concept/rear addition and porch.


CLEVELAND PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
2729 Ordway Street NW, HPA #11-412, concept/replace garage.

14TH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
1309 Q Street, NW, HPA #11-408, concept/three-story rear addition.

GEORGETOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT
1665 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, HPA #11=374, concept/two-story rear addition.

1328-1336 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, HPA #11-221, concept/one-story rear additions.

KALORAMA TRIANGLE HISTORIC DISTRICT
1849 Mintwood Place NW, HPA #11-346, concept/rear addition; deck.

SHAW HISTORIC DISTRICT
1539 9th Street, NW, HPA #11-404, concept/alterations, third floor addition on two story rowhouse.

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS HISTORIC DISTRICT
2465 18th Street, NW, HPA #11-321, concept/new storefront, roof and rear addition, window alterations.

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