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HPRB December 15, 2011


The Historic Preservation Review Board met to consider the following items on December 15, 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

The Historic Preservation Review Board met and considered the following items December 15, 2011.
Present:  Catherine Buell, Chair; Elinor Bacon, Tersh Boasberg, Maria Casarella, Christopher Landis, Pamela Scott, Robert Sonderman,  and Joseph Taylor.

HPRB AGENDA

LANDMARK DESIGNATION HEARING
Maycroft Apartments, 1474 Columbia Road, NW, #12-02.
The Board designated the building and recommended that the nomination be forwarded to the National Park Service for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Motion approved: 7-0 (Sonderman absent).


TAKOMA PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
7051 Spring Pl NW, HPA #11-518, concept/new construction, two five-story  multi-unit residential
buildings.
The Review Board approved the conceptual site plan, building footprints, massing, height, and number of units, and but asked for the design and choice of materials to be restudied to improve its compatibility and residential character.  Motion approved:  8-0.  
        

DUPONT CIRCLE HISTORIC DISTRICT
2017 N Street, NW, HPA #12-034, concept/alteration, rear addition.  
The Review Board approved the concept for a three story rear addition contingent on the exterior rear stair being reduced in size, and materials the appearance of the roof deck and stair penthouse being finalized in a manner that reduces their appearance as much as possible, and that the scope of rehabilitation work is coordinated with the staff; final approval was delegated to staff.  Motion approved: 7-1 (Boasberg opposed).


U STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
1819 10th Street, NW, HPA #11-518, concept/alteration, enlarged and new basement window wells.
The Board recommends to the Mayor’s Agent to not clear for historic approval the building permit application for new window wells and enlarged basement windows in the round corner projection as inconsistent with their adopted guidelines.  Motion approved: 6-2 (Landis and Buell opposed).


14TH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
1328 14th Street, NW, HPA #12-032, concept/new construction, six-story     apartment and retail building.  
The Review Board approved the general height, massing and architectural direction of the proposal, contingent on the sixth story being further set back on the front and sides, the penthouse elements being greatly reduced or eliminated from public view, that the alley elevation be restudied and the views of the parking and loading entrances minimized, and that the design be further studied and refined as seen from Rhode Island Avenue.  Motion approved:  8-0.


MOUNT PLEASANT HISTORIC DISTRICT
3146 16th Street, NW, HPA #11-345, revised concept/alterations and new construction of eight-story apartment building.
The Board approved the concept with a smaller-than-proposed and deeply set garage door flanked by a window or pedestrian door opening; with no canopy projecting forward over the roof terrace; with the limestone façade to return little beyond the corner; and with the rooftop mechanical and penthouses to be concealed from view from the ground.  Further development is in order, especially of the window and door details.  Motion approved: 7-0.  (Taylor recused)


CLEVELAND PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
Engine Company No. 28, 3522 Connecticut Avenue, NW, HPA #12-044,      alteration/widening vehicle doors and other alterations.  
The Board recommended clearance of a permit for those repairs and alterations that are compatible with the character of the building and historic district—with review of the window products, roofing, scope of repointing, etc. to be delegated to staff—so that work may commence.  The Board advises the Mayor’s Agent that the following work is incompatible with the character of the property and the historic district: the widening of the vehicle-door openings; the installation of security screens on the second-story and attic windows except where immediately accessible from the adjacent Walgreen’s roof; and the replacement of the dormer windows, if they can be repaired.  Motion approved: 8-0.

3432 Newark Street, NW, HPA #12-039, concept/two-story rear addition.
The Review Board approved the concept as consistent with the purposes of the preservation act and delegated final approval to staff.  Motion approved: 7-0 (Casarella recused)

3603 Norton Place, NW, HPA #12-040, concept/roof alterations, addition.
The Review Board approved the proposed roof alteration, rear roof dormer, and new side window as compatible with the character of the historic district, and delegated final approval to staff.  Motion approved: 6-0 (Landis recused; Boasberg absent)

 

HPRB CONSENT CALENDAR

The HPRB approved by a vote of 7-0 (Sonderman absent) the following items on the consent calendar:

 

CAPITOL HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT
117  C Street, SE, HPA #11-479, concept/two-story garage and rear addition.
644 C Street, NE, HPA #11-480, concept/two-story rear addition.
514 4th Street, SE (Mt. Joy Baptist Church), HPA #12-091, concept/alterations.
    (Casarella recused from this case)

CLEVELAND PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
3305 Macomb Street, NW, HPA #12-043, concept/alteration to side addition roof

DUPONT CIRCLE HISTORIC DISTRICT
1636 17th Street, NW, HPA #12-090, concept/rear and partial roof addition.

MOUNT VERNON SQUARE HISTORIC DISTRICT
1235 4th Street NW, HPA #12-038, concept/new 3-story brick single family dwelling.

SHAW HISTORIC DISTRICT
939-941 M Street NW, HPA #11-523, concept/new four-flat residential.

SHERIDAN KALORAMA HISTORIC DISTRICT
2123 Leroy Place, NW, HPA #12-033, concept/roof deck and stair.

U STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT
1932 9th Street, NW, HPA #09-393, revised concept/new construction of four story building.
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