Monday, November 14, 2022
ARC Members attending: Christine Hobbs, Phil Eagleburger, Ron Ngiam, Stefan Hurray, Ana Evans, Tina Mead, Anne Weir, Danny Ince, and Win Brown. Also attending was Stephen Hansen, Executive Director, Cleveland Park Historical Society.
This meeting was held via ZOOM.
3617 Newark Street, N.W.
Agent: Eric Teran, Eustilus
The proposal includes the addition of a second story to an existing one-story garage/accessory structure in the rear yard. This structure also faces the rear alley that is accessed from Norton Place. The house is not a contributing structure in the historic district and the garage, which may have been part of the original Rosedale estate has been heavily modified over the intervening years and is not considered to be historically significant according to the owner. The existing, metal roof would be raised an additional 7 feet for a total height of approximately 19 feet. Various windows and doors would also be modified, and siding added to create the second story.
This accessory structure which has been significantly altered over the years is not currently a contributing structure to the historic district and is not visible from either Newark Street or Norton Place. The ARC has no objection to this proposal but recommends that the vertical elements of the raised portion of the structure be emphasized in order to differentiate between the existing structure and the new construction.
The motion passed 7-0 with one recusal.
3500 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. (Medium Rare)
Agent: Chris Klug ,OS-Pros
The proposal includes a motorized pergola within the area of the existing outdoor café permit. This project was originally reviewed in July. At that time, the ARC did not have the benefit of a presentation by the owner or their agent, or complete drawings. The available materials showed a larger, permanent structure attached to the façade of a contributing structure.
The current presentation had been modified and refined. The proposed structure would sit 2 feet off the building and the height and width reduced in order to create more pedestrian space and to align with the existing balcony. The renderings show a structure that has the appearance of a temporary structure, one that will contribute to activity in the commercial area. The ARC had no objection to the current proposal as presented.
The motion passed 9-0.