Square 519 — Wardman Flats — on the HPRB agenda


Square 519 map 2017 08

Note that the Bates Area’s Wardman Flats — Square 519 — is listed under “HISTORIC LANDMARK AND HISTORIC DISTRICT DESIGNATION HEARINGS.”


Will the pending raze permit for 319 R Street NW be granted or denied?  Stay tuned.

This is a rather long message, so you will need to scroll down a bit to see Wardman Flats.

From: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:44 PM

To: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [HistoricWashington] HPO Monthly Public Notice – September 2017


This document and others related to the September 28 and October 5, 2017 HPRB meeting will be posted on our website at: https://planning.dc.gov/node/1266861



September 2017

Issued by email on September 13, 2017


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 and plans 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 by the deadlines below will be distributed to the HPRB members before the meeting.

Comments for print distribution with case information:        3 pm on September 21

Late comments for email distribution:                                   3 pm on September 27 (for September 28 meeting)

3 pm on October 4 (for October 5 meeting)

The 45-day/30-working-day ANC notice period for cases on this notice expires on:  October 28, 2017.


September 28, 2017

October 5, 2017

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

The Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) will meet on Thursday, September 28 and Thursday, October 05, 2017 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 the end of the day on Friday, September 22, 2017.


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.



3E        Harrison Street Apartments, 4315-4351 Harrison Street NW (odd numbers), Case 17-16

5E        Wardman Flats, all addresses on Square 519 between 3rd, 4th and R Streets and Florida Avenue NW, Case 17-18

5D,6A Kingman Park Historic District, all properties between East Capitol, 19th and M Streets NE and

7D    Maryland Avenue NE and the Anacostia River, Case 16-19 (to be heard October 26)

3C       Equitable Life Insurance Company Headquarters, 3900 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Case 17-19 (to be heard October 26)

5E       St. Paul’s College, 3015 4th Street NE, Case 17-14 (to be heard October 26)

2E        West Heating Plant, 1051/1055 29th Street NW, Case 17-20 (to be heard November 2)


Historic Landmarks

2B       Metropolitan Club, 1700 H Street NW, HPA 17-487, revised concept/one-story roof addition (to be heard October 5; Callcott)

2C       Adas Israel Synagogue, 3rd and G Streets NW, HPA 17-510, concept/relocation to Square 568, alteration, addition (Callcott)

3C       Equitable Life Insurance Company, 3900 Wisconsin Avenue NW, 17-495, concept/new construction (to be heard October 26; Callcott)

3C       Tregaron, 3100 Macomb Street NW, HPA 16-053, permit/excavation for classroom building by Washington International School (Callcott)

3E        Harrison Apartments, 4339 Harrison Street NW, HPA 17-516, permit/raze two-story apartments (Dennee)

5E        Wardman Flats, 319 R Street NW, HPA 17-517, permit/raze two-story house (Dennee)

6D       Randall School, 65 I Street SW, HPA 17-587, concept/construct new twelve-story building (Maloney)

Anacostia Historic District

8A       2319 High Street SE, 17-502, permit/roof top solar arrays (Price)

8A       1909 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE, HPA 17-592, concept/new three-story, mixed-use, brick building (Price)

8A       1201-1215 Good Hope Road SE, HPA 17-593, concept/new construction and three and four story rear additions (Price)

8A       1928 15th Street SE, HPA 17-598, concept/new rowhouse on vacant lot (Price)

8A       1528 W Street SE, HPA 17-599, concept/new single family dwelling on vacant lot (Price)

Capitol Hill Historic District

6A       133 13th Street NE, HPA 17-580, concept/side addition, reconstruct rear façade, interior demolition (Gutowski)

6B       226 Kentucky Avenue SE, HPA17-493, revised concept/rear and rooftop additions (Robb)

6B       418 and 420 7th Street SE, HPA 17-481, revised concept/rear and rooftop additions and new building at rear of lot (Gutowski)

6B       418 New Jersey Avenue SE, HPA 17-482, concept/new building (Meyer)

6B       400 D Street, SE, and 418 D Street SE, HPA 17-488, concept/construct five new townhouses; rooftop additions, and subdivision of lots (Gutowski)

6B       622 C Street SE, HPA 17-513, concept/two-story rear addition, replace non-historic entry stairs (Gutowski)

6B       326 A Street SE, HPA 17-591, concept/three-story rear and side addition (to be heard in October; Gutowski)

6B       600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, HPA 17-594, concept/fill in recessed retail entries with new storefronts (Gutowski)

6B       602 E Street SE, HPA 17-295, revised concept/construction of new building at rear of lot (Gutowski)

6C       104 8th Street NE, HPA 17-515, concept/third-story addition (to be heard in October; Gutowski)

6C       626 Lexington Place NE, HPA 17-521, concept/alter roofline, new windows and door on rear (Gutowski)

6C       434 4th Street, NE, HPA 17-577, permit/rooftop and side additions (Gutowski)

Downtown Historic District

2C       606 H Street NW, HPA 17-414, concept/seven-story rear addition to three-story rowhouse (Callcott)

Dupont Circle Historic District

2B       1521 17th Street NW, HPA 17-586, concept/install new storefront, roof, and rear additions (Robb)

2B       1727 S Street NW, HPA  17-585, concept/rear and rooftop additions (Robb)

Fort Circle Parks Historic District/Fort Dupont

7F        3675 Ely Place SE, HPA 17-595, concept/Youth Baseball Academy All-Star Pavilion (Lewis)

14th Street Historic District

2F        1311 R Street NW, HPA 17-588, concept/new construction of three-story row house (Callcott)

Georgetown Historic District

2E        1728 Wisconsin Avenue, HPA 17-446, permit/third-floor and rear additions and rooftop mechanical (Dennee)

2E        West Heating Plant, 1051/1055 29th Street NW (Square 1193), HPA 17-263, concept/substantial demolition, reconstruction for multi-unit residential building, creation of adjacent park (to be heard November 2)

McMillan Park Reservoir Historic District

1B       350 McMillan Drive NW, HPA 17-407, construction of new DDOT materials testing laboratory (Lewis)

Mount Pleasant Historic District

1D       1817 Lamont Street NW, HPA 17-423, permit/three-story rear addition, partial demolition (Dennee)

1D       1730 Kenyon Street NW, HPA 17-556, concept/two-story rear addition, replace porch, windows, stairs, lead walk, retaining wall and fence (Dennee)

1D       3446 Oakwood Terrace NW, HPA 17-582, permit/two-story rear addition (Dennee)

Mount Vernon Square Historic District

6E        1251 4th Street NW, HPA 17-590, concept/roof decks, fill in dogleg, restore storefront (Meyer)

Pennsylvania Avenue Historic District

2C       905-909 E Street NW, HPA 17-509, concept/one-story addition and roof deck atop five-story building (deferred until October at request of ANC; Callcott)

Shaw Historic District

2F        1318 10th Street NW, HPA 17-596, concept/raze three-story building and construct new three-story, two-unit building (Meyer)

6E        1501 9th Street NW, HPA 17-434, concept/enclosed sidewalk café (Meyer)

6E        1546 8th Street NW, HPA 17-583, concept/one-story rear addition with gable roof (Meyer)

Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District

2D       2541 Waterside Drive NW, HPA 17-384, permit/front roof skylights (Robb)

2D       2318 California St NW, HPA 17-492, concept/attic addition, roof deck (Brockett)

2D       1806 24th Street NW, HPA 17-584, permit/expand and pave front stoop and walk, new parcel cabinet (Callcott)

Saint Elizabeths Historic District

8C       1100 Alabama Avenue SE, HPA 17-589, concept/addition of glass entry vestibules (Dennee)

Takoma Park Historic District

4B       218 Vine Street NW, HPA 17-429, revised concept/new construction of six-story residential building (Brockett)

U Street Historic District

1B       1307 S St NW, HPA 17-507, concept/rear addition and third-story addition (Price)

Walter Reed Historic District

4A       6800 Georgia Avenue NW, HPA 17-304, design development of new construction, apartment-condo-retail complex (to be heard October 26; Dennee)

4A       6900 Georgia Avenue NW, HPA 17-432, revised concept/construction of seven-story multi-family and retail building (Dennee)

Washington Heights Historic District

1C       1829 Kalorama Road NW, HPA 17-500, concept/interior alterations; rear window enlargement with rear roof deck (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

Imania Price


(202) 442-8827

Michael Robb


(202) 442-7703

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




DC Historic Preservation

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