Old Georgetown Appendix: CFA Meeting — 16 November 2023

OG 23-111

HPA number
HPA 23-185
Property
Residence
Description
Rear addition, dormer, and solar tiles
Review Type
Concept
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the concept design for a one-story rear addition, per supplemental materials received 23 October 2023. Materials indicate that the solar tiles and dormer have been removed from the project scope. File permit submission at DOB with detailed and dimensioned drawings for review by the Commission.

OG 23-239

HPA number
HPA 23-388
Property
Commercial
Description
Signage for Mejuri
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

Returned without action. Permit application for new signage has been inactive for an extended period of time. File new permit submission at DOB with detailed and dimensioned drawings for review by the Commission.

OG 23-243

HPA number
HPA 23-392
Property
Residence
Description
New metal fence at front
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit for the installation of a 36-inch-tall metal fence on the existing brick retaining wall at the front yard, per supplemental materials received 3 October 2023, which indicate that a gate would be installed at the walkway and the fence would not be attached to the adjacent structures. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 23-261

HPA number
23-410
Property
Residence
Description
Replace concrete steps at front with granite
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

The Commission regrets that the stairs were altered prior to review or approval. No objection to issuance of permit for installation of monolithic precast concrete steps atop the exposed existing footings, per supplemental materials received 23 October 2023. Materials indicate that the original proposal to install granite steps has been removed from the scope. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 23-266

HPA number
HPA 23-415
Property
Mixed-use
Description
New signage and signage plan
Review Type
Concept
Previous Review
Recommendation

Returned without action. Concept application was superseded by new concept application, OG 24-014, HPA 24-026.

OG 23-268

HPA number
HPA 23-417
Property
Residence
Description
Window and door replacement
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

Recommend AGAINST issuance of permit. Permit application for window and door replacement has been inactive for an extended period of time and may not be appropriate for the historic district. File new permit submission at DOB with detailed and dimensioned drawings for review by the Commission.

OG 23-292

HPA number
HPA 23-468
Property
Residence
Description
Rear addition, dormer, alterations, replacement of siding and windows
Review Type
Revised permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of revised permit for rear addition, rear dormer, site work, and alterations, per supplemental materials received 18 October 2023, PROVIDED documentation is submitted to OGB staff clarifying which windows, sills, trim, and clapboards are replaced and which are repaired. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 23-319

HPA number
HPA 23-495
Property
Commercial
Description
Signage for B&B Italia and Maxalto at M Street and Cady's Alley
Review Type
Revised permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to revised permit for new signs, per supplemental materials received 31 October 2023, including one illuminated sign on the M Street facade reading "B&B Italia," one non-illuminated banner sign on the Cady's Alley facade reading "Maxalto," and one non-illuminated "Maxalto" sign at the Cady's Alley entrance transom window. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 23-324

HPA number
HPA 23-531
Property
Commercial
Description
Exterior Lighting Plan
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit for proposed lighting scheme, per supplemental materials received 16 October 2023, which include lights at the three front transom windows and one light over the lower sign. Note that signs will be submitted under a separate application at a later date. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 23-325

HPA number
HPA 23-532
Property
Commercial
Description
Signage and removal of awnings for La Bonne Vache Bistro
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit for alterations, including window signage for La Bonne Vache Bistro, removal of all awnings, complete infill of door opening at side elevation that was converted to window, and removal and replacement of light fixtures, per supplemental materials received 30 October 2023. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 23-348

Property
Public Right of Way
Description
Sidewalk extensions in curb lane on M and Wisconsin
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit for the continued installation of temporary platforms and barriers in the curb lane of M Street, NW, and Wisconsin Avenue, NW, including the design for a new bench to be used at bus stops, per supplemental materials received 31 October 2023, PROVIDED the applicant make progress presentations to the Old Georgetown Board, no less than every four months, on the development of design guidelines for these installations and associated outdoor dining facilities, and on other related public space planning materials. This approval is for one year and expires on 31 December 2024, after which the temporary installations shall be removed unless an additional permit extension is granted by the Commission. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 23-353

HPA number
HPA 23-560
Property
Residence
Description
Alterations to existing residence
Review Type
Concept
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the concept design for alterations to the interior and rear facade, per supplemental materials received 26 October 2023, PROVIDED the new HVAC units are placed in a non-visible location. Scope of work includes replacement of two rear doors with matching casement windows and lower panels; and interior renovations. The rear block of the house is a contemporary addition. Please coordinate with the staff for an onsite visibility test for new HVAC units. File permit submission at DOB with detailed and dimensioned drawings for review by the Commission.

OG 23-356

HPA number
HPA 23-563
Property
Residential
Description
Replace rear doors and windows; add rear dormers
Review Type
Concept
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the concept design for modifications to the rear fenestration of the property, known as the Medley-Sewell House, per supplemental materials received 23 October 2023, PROVIDED the design shown in Option B is selected and the applicant study further the proposed dormers, such as by reducing the number of windows and exploring alternative design expressions. Option B indicates a single-leaf door with shutters at the center of the ground floor. File permit submission at DOB with detailed and dimensioned drawings for review by the Commission.

OG 24-001

HPA number
HPA 24-011
Property
Georgetown University - Copley Hall
Description
Installation of temporary electric transformer adjacent to existing electric generator
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit for installation of a temporary electric transfomer adjacent to existing electric generator at the rear of Copley Hall, per materials received 13 October 2023, PROVIDED that the installation be removed within five years of this approval unless a new permit application is submitted requesting an extension. See permit application OG 23-263 for original scope of work. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 24-002

HPA number
HPA 24-012
Property
Residential
Description
Install solar panels at roof
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit for installation of 8 roof-mounted solar panels, per materials received 24 October 2023, PROVIDED that the conduiting and AC disconnect box are located on the rear elevation as indicated. Onsite inspection of panel mockup on 1 November 2023 indicated that the installation will be minimally visible from a public way. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 24-003

HPA number
HPA 24-013
Property
Commercial
Description
Signage for Pure Sweat + Float Studio
Review Type
Concept
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to concept design for signage for Pure Sweat + Float Studio, per supplemental materials received 31 October 2023, which indicate non-illuminated signs would be installed at the sign band on Prospect and 33rd elevations, and one illuminated sign in the transom window. No logo would be installed on the door. File permit submission at DOB with detailed and dimensioned drawings for review by the Commission.

OG 24-005

HPA number
HPA 24-015
Property
Commercial
Description
Replace storefront glass
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit for in-kind replacement of storefront glass, per supplemental materials received 23 October 2023. Scope of work includes replacing the failing wood framing and glass to match the existing; the cornice at the top of the bay window would remain. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 24-008

HPA number
HPA 24-018
Property
Residential
Description
Repair retaining wall
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit for repair of retaining wall at the rear of the property along P Street, per materials received 18 October 2023. Scope of work includes installing helical wall ties to reconnect the brick to the backup wall; repointing of deteriorated mortar joints and replacement of sealants; regrouting of guardrail posts; repair of steel lintels; removal and patching of existing weep holes; and installation of cell vent weeps at the 2nd and 18th brick courses, 2' on-center. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 24-010

HPA number
HPA 24-020
Property
Residence
Description
Replace damaged gate and fence
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit for replacement of damaged fencing and operable vehicular gate, per materials received 13 October 2023. Materials indicate that the wooden fencing and gate would be replaced in-kind. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 24-011

HPA number
HPA 24-021
Property
Residence
Description
Door replacement
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit for the replacement of the existing 6-panel wood door with a 5-vertical-panel wood door to fit the opening, per supplemental materials received 19 October 2023, which indicate that the existing frame will remain. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 24-013

HPA number
HPA 24-023
Property
Commercial
Description
Signage for Brompton
Review Type
Concept
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to concept design for non-illuminated sign reading “Brompton,” per supplemental materials received 20 October 2023, which indicate that the letters would be attached with adhesive. Blade sign was removed from the scope. File permit submission at DOB with detailed and dimensioned drawings for review by the Commission.

OG 24-016

HPA number
HPA 24-028
Property
Residence
Description
Enlarge rear 2nd floor balcony, replace siding and doors, repair rear wall
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit to rebuild the rear building wall due to structural failure and replace siding, per materials received 13 October 2023, which are consistent with the approved concept application (OG 23-299). Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 24-017

HPA number
HPA 24-029
Property
Residence
Description
New areaway, stair, and door at rear cellar
Review Type
Concept
Previous Review
Recommendation

Returned without action. The proposed new areaway, stair, and door at rear cellar are not visible from public way, per materials received 13 October 2023 and site visit on 17 October 2023. Refer to Historic Preservation Review Board.

OG 24-018

HPA number
HPA 24-030
Property
Commercial
Description
Replace storefronts
Review Type
Concept
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to the concept design for the replacement of the existing storefronts at these two connected properties, per supplemental materials received 25 October 2023. Materials indicate that sections of the existing stone base at the new entry doors would be removed to allow for barrier-free access. File permit submission at DOB with detailed and dimensioned drawings for review by the Commission.

OG 24-019

HPA number
HPA 24-031
Property
Commercial
Description
Replace front stairs
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit for the replacement of two freestanding exterior stairways, per supplemental materials received 19 October 2023. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 24-020

HPA number
HPA 24-032
Property
Residence
Description
Alterations to front door and replacement of windows
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit for alteration to front door and replacement of windows, per supplemental materials received 24 October 2023, PROVIDED muntins on the front elevation are true-divided-lite, and the muntins on the rear have a shadow bar. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 24-021

HPA number
HPA 24-033
Property
Residence
Description
Relocation of approved meters from interior to exterior
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

Returned without action. The Commission regrets the relocation of the gas and electrical meters from the interior to the front façade, which is incompatible with the historic district, as a change to the approved plans. Recommend policy discussion with DC Department of Buildings on regulation of utility meter installations in Old Georgetown historic district. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 24-022

HPA number
HPA 24-034
Property
Commercial
Description
Signage for Duxiana
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit for signage for Duxiana, per supplemental materials received 30 October 2023, which indicate the banner sign would be installed on the chamfered corner of the building, and applied vinyl sign would be installed at entrance door. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 24-023

HPA number
HPA 24-035
Property
Residence
Description
Relocation of approved meters from interior to exterior
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

Returned without action. The Commission regrets the relocation of the gas and electrical meters from the interior to the front façade, which is incompatible with the historic district, as a change to the approved plans. Recommend policy discussion with DC Department of Buildings on regulation of utility meter installations in Old Georgetown historic district. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 24-024

HPA number
HPA 24-036
Property
Commercial
Description
Rebuild fire-damaged rear addition
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit to rebuild the fire-damaged rear addition, per supplemental materials received 19 October 2023. Materials indicate that the modifications to the design between concept and final are intended to address code requirements. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.

OG 24-028

HPA number
HPA 24-040
Property
Residence
Description
Renovations and additions to existing single-family house and landscape
Review Type
Permit
Previous Review
Recommendation

No objection to issuance of permit for renovations and additions to an existing single-family house and associated landscape, per materials received 13 October 2023, which are consistent with the approved concept (OG 23-276). Refer to Historic Preservation Office for evaluation of potential archeological resources. Note: Any subsequent modifications to the approved design, including those made during DOB technical review, must be resubmitted to the Commission for approval prior to the issuance of a permit.