HPO Monthly Public Notice - January 2019

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This document and others related to the January 24 and January 31, 2019 HPRB Meeting will post on our website at: https://planning.dc.gov/node/1377226 .


January 2019

Issued by email on January 9, 2019



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).




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 are open for public review at the Historic Preservation Office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, 1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 (at Waterfront METRO station). 


For more information, see the HPO and HPRB website at www.preservation.dc.gov . Some application materials are also posted on the website.




Public comments are welcome on HPRB cases, and anyone may participate in an HPRB meeting without signing up in advance.  HPRB prefers to receive copies of written comments before their meeting.  Written comments submitted electronically by the deadlines below will be distributed to the HPRB members before the meeting.  Any comments received after the final deadline will held for the record but not distributed to the HPRB members.


Comments for distribution with case information:             1 pm on January 17

Final deadline for comments to be distributed:                  1 pm on January 23 (for January 24 meeting)

                                                                                   1 pm on January 30 (for January 31 meeting)


The 45-day/30-working-day ANC notice period for cases on this notice expires on: February 23, 2019.



January 24, 2019

January 31, 2019


441 4th Street NW, Room 220 South, 9:00 a.m. 


The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet on Thursday, January 24 and Thursday, January 31 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, January 18, 2019.  




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.




2E           Capital Traction Company Union Station, 3600/3601 M Street NW (Square 1203, Lot 47 and Square 1202, Lot 840) and part of the 36th Street right-of-way, Case 19-01 Case (Dennee)

3D           Safeway Grocery Store, 4865 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Case 19-02 (to be heard February 28)



Anacostia Historic District

8A           2331 High Street SE, HPA 19-102, concept/subdivide and construct three new single-family dwellings (Price)

8A           1326 Valley Place SE, HPA 19-132, permit/addition, renovation (Dennee)

8A           1201-1215 Good Hope Road SE, HPA 19-142, concept/concept revisions to historic demolition (Price)


Bloomingdale Historic District

5E           1634 North Capitol Street NW, HPA 18-556, revised concept/new construction (Callcott)


Capitol Hill Historic District

6A           201 8th Street NE, HPA 19-104, concept/subdivide lot, alter facades, and construct new multiple unit dwelling (Gutowski)

6B           530 11th Street SE, HPA 19-046, concept/construct rear and rooftop additions (to be heard in February; Gutowski)

6B           121 7th Street SE, HPA 19-078, concept/three-story rear addition, one-story rooftop addition, alter front façade (Gutowski)

6B           628 A Street SE, HPA 19-079, concept/two-story rear and side addition, one-story rooftop addition (Gutowski)

6B           124 11th Street SE, HPA 19-137, permit/rear one-story addition, partial rear third-story addition, new two-story garage (to be heard in February; Gutowski)

6B           302 South Carolina Avenue SE, HPA 19-140, revised concept/two-story rear addition (Gutowski)

6C           634 Lexington Place NE, HPA 19-097, concept/alter roofline and create basement entrance (Nadal)

6C           224 C Street, NE, HPA 19-107, concept/ second-story garage addition (Gutowski)


Cleveland Park Historic District

3C           3503 Woodley Road NW, HPA 19-136, concept/ rear and side addition (Callcott)


Dupont Circle Historic District

2B           1719-1723 N Street NW, HPA 19-143, concept/ partial demolition; renovation of interior space, and addition (Deferred until February at the request of the applicant; Brockett)

2B           1726 Swann Street NW, HPA 19-144, concept/ addition and alteration of existing two-story home (Deferred until February at the request of the applicant; Brockett)


14th Street Historic District

2B           1523 Church Street NW, HPA 19-077, concept/replace rear addition and modify windows (Callcott)

2F           1340 Corcoran Street NW, HPA 19-069, permit/trellis in public space (Callcott)


Foxhall Village Historic District

3D           4419 Q Street NW, HPA 19-063, concept/two-story plus basement rear addition (Gutowski)


Georgetown Historic District

2E           3601 M Street NW, HPA 19-122 and 19-032, subdivision to combine two lots and permit to construct five-story multi-unit building (Dennee)


LeDroit Park Historic District

1B           1844 3rd Street NW, HPA 19-124, concept/addition (Meyer)

1B           408 U Street NW, HPA 19-134, concept/ rear addition and roof deck on garage (Meyer)


Mount Vernon Square Historic District

6E           1227 4th Street NW, HPA 19-105, concept/three-story rear addition (Meyer)


Pennsylvania Avenue Historic District

2C           999 E Street NW, HPA 19-141, concept/storefront alterations, awnings and signage (Callcott)


Shaw Historic District

2F           1128 10th Street NW, HPA 19-129, concept/ demolition of non-contributing structure; construction of new eight-story plus penthouse residential building (Meyer)

2F           1313 11th Street NW, HPA 19-145, concept/ renovation, addition, and partial fourth floor (Meyer)


Takoma Park Historic District

4B           300-308 Carroll Street NW, HPA 19-043, concept/subdivision, alter facades, construct a new five-story rear addition, and install new entrance at Carroll Street (to be heard in February at the request of the applicant;    Gutowski)

4B           7126 Chestnut Street NW, HPA 19-103, concept/two-story rear addition, new attic dormer/ modify entrance porch and windows (Gutowski)

4B           500 Dahlia Street, NW, HPA 19-123, concept/solar panels at the roof (Gutowski)


U Street Historic District

1B           1918 9th Street NW, HPA 19-059, concept/rear addition, three stories on two-story rowhouse; new construction of rear garage (Price)

1B           1833 12th Street NW, HPA 19-135, concept/ rear and third-floor addition (Price)

2B           1519 Swann Street NW, HPA 19-133, concept/ rear and rooftop addition (Price)


Washington Heights Historic District

1C           1819 Vernon Street NW, HPA 19-106, rear addition; front basement entry (Brockett)






Anne Brockett


(202) 442-8842


Steve Callcott


(202) 741-5247


Tim Dennee


(202) 442-8847


Kim Elliott


(202) 442-8838


Patsy Fletcher


(202) 741-0816


Gabriela Gutowski


(202) 442-8839 


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