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Cleveland Park is a National Register Historic District in Washington, D.C. The neighborhood developed as a “streetcar suburb” of Washington from the 1890s and contains a remarkable variety of architecture as well as designed and natural landscapes from the 18th to 20th centuries.

Cleveland Park became a National Register Historic District in 1987. Download the nomination here (text) and here (pictures). You can also find this development history of the commercial corridor. The DC Historic Preservation Office’s brochure about Cleveland Park gives an excellent overview of Cleveland Park’s history.

The Cleveland Park Historical Society (CPHS) is the neighborhood’s historic preservation and local history organization, working to preserve our legacy of architectural and landscape design. Everyone is welcome to become a member!

DC REDISTRICTING


In May, the DC Council Redistricting Subcommittee approved a revised Ward 3 map that placed most of the Cleveland Park Historic District within a single ANC.  While not perfect (the western side of the Historic District will be in a different ANC), it is an improvement over the Task Force map.

More recently, DC Council Chair Mendelson proposed a revised Ward 3 map that would have kept all of Cleveland Park in a single ANC.  On June 7, the DC Council voted against it, approving instead a slightly revised version of the Sub-committee map.  You can find it here.

We thank all of our members who did so much to try to keep our neighborhood intact!

TAKE THE CONNECTICUT AVENUE SURVEY

What do YOU think Connecticut Avenue should look like in a few years?  Please take this survey!  

The DC Office of Planning has launched an online visioning survey for the Connecticut Avenue Development Guidelines. The survey is an opportunity to share big picture ideas around the future of housing, urban design, public space, and neighborhood services in Cleveland Park and Woodley Park. Feedback from this survey will help shape the design workshops in the Fall where we will start to visualize potential future development scenarios and design strategies to support increased affordable housing opportunities.

Additionally, they have created a virtual self-guided tour along the corridor that highlights some of the elements that shaped the built environment over time. This could be particularly useful for those who were not able to attend the in-person community walk.

The survey and virtual tour can be found on the project website publicinput.com/rcw-connecticut.  The survey will be open until August 14, 11:59 pm.

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Become a Member

Everyone is welcome to join CPHS! Click here to join or renew securely online

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE INFO

Read about historic preservation review procedures and get all the contact info you need on this page.

For questions about the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) or to request a place on the next ARC meeting agenda,
email CPHS staff..

For ARC reports and agendas, see links below.

CPHS Hires New Executive Director

Please welcome the new Executive Director for CPHS, Stephen Hansen!  Stephen is an historic preservation specialist, architectural historian, and author.  For the past 15 years he has served as
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ARC Report for July 2022

Cleveland Park Historical Society - Architectural Review Committee Monday, July 11, 2022 ARC Members attending:   Christine Hobbs, Ron Ngiam, Phil Eagleburger, Ana Evan, Stefan Hurray, Win Brown,
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ARC Agenda for July 11th, 2022

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, July 11, 2022 Meeting to be conducted via Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86413577584 AGENDA 7:30 pm 2808 Ordway
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ARC Report for May 2022

Monday, May 9, 2022 ARC Members attending:   Christine Hobbs, Ron Ngiam, Phil Eagleburger, Ana Evan, Danny Ince, Anne Weir, and David Kay. Also attending were Bonnie LaPard, President, Cleveland Park
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ARC Agenda for May 9 2022 Meeting

Cleveland Park Historical Society Architectural Review Committee Monday, May 9, 2022 Meeting to be conducted via Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89396010342   AGENDA 7:30 pm 3019
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