CFA 20/FEB/03-8

D.C. Office of Property Management
Gales School, D.C. Children's Advocacy Center
Addition and alterations
Review Type


Dear Ms. Chandler:

During its meeting of 20 February 2003, the Commission reviewed and approved the footprint and massing of the concept for the DC Childrens' Advocacy Center that will expand and alter the historic Gales School located at 65 Massachusetts Avenue and New Jersey Avenue, NW (Lot 806, Square 625). The members recommend further study of the new addition's elevations and materials to create a more complimentary relationship with the original building. In addition, every effort should be made to reduce the height of rooftop equipment enclosures.

The Commission looks forward to continued review of this project. As always, the staff is available should you or the design team have questions or need guidance.


/s/Eden Rafshoon

Eden Rafshoon
Acting Chairman

Nancy Chandler Executive Director
National Childrens' Alliance 1612 K Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006

cc:    Geoffrey Griffis, Hickok Warner Fox Architects