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Materials Required for HPRB Concept Review

The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) requires specific documentation with an application for Concept Review. The Historic Preservation Office (HPO) manages the receipt and distribution of all application materials.

Initial Filing

Submit the following materials in person to the Permit Center at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), 1100 4th Street SW, 2nd Floor, Desk 10:

  • Application and Referral to the Historic Preservation Review Board
  • One set of comprehensive exterior photographs of the property, showing the areas of proposed work;
  • One set of color photographic images of the adjacent context; and
  • Two sets of complete, accurate, and scaled architectural plans or three-dimensional renderings sufficient to indicate the general exterior massing, composition, and design of the proposed work within its surroundings (in 11"x 17" format).

Required architectural plans include:

  • A site plan showing property lines and the footprint of neighboring structures;
  • Existing condition plans; and
  • Floor plans, sections, and elevations showing the proposed work.

Architectural plans must describe the work without ambiguity and clearly show:

  • The extent to which the existing building is to be preserved, altered, or demolished;
  • Dimensions for critical measurements including overall length, width, height, floor-to-floor heights, and distance of setbacks;
  • Any roof alterations on a roof plan or section; and
  • The location and size of any proposed exterior mechanical or utility equipment including penthouses, ductwork, and meter boxes.

Final Plans Submission

Submit eleven sets of comprehensive photographs and final plans after HPO reviews the initial filing and confirms that the project will be scheduled for HPRB review. Deliver the eleven sets, with any updates, in 11" x 17" format, directly to HPO at 1100 4th Street SW, Room E650. These sets will be distributed to HPRB members for their meeting, and must be received by HPO by the final submission date.