West Potomac Park, 2000 Independence Avenue, SW (Ash Woods, west of the DC War Memorial)
Dear Ms. Mendelson-Ielmini:
In its public meeting of 21 May conducted by videoconference, the Commission of Fine Arts approved, based on its prior review of the submission materials, the proposed final design for the replacement of the U.S. Park Police stables in West Potomac Park, located within Ash Woods between the D.C. War Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial. In its approval action, the Commission requested the preparation of an on-site mockup of materials as part of the final review process, recommending that the primary exterior material be natural wood siding, such as redwood or cedar, that will weather to a natural gray color.
Please coordinate with the staff to confirm the revised material selection and to coordinate the inspection of the mockup.
/s/Thomas E. Luebke, FAIA
Lisa Mendelson-Ielmini, Acting Director
Region 1–National Capital Area
National Park Service
1100 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20242
cc: Tasos Kokoris, AIA Skip Graffam, OLIN