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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

ANC1B Committee Approves Third Story on 2241 12th Place

The Design Review Committee of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1B/U Street signed on to a proposed third floor for 2241 12th Place NW. The unanimous decision was made at the committee's regular monthly meeting, held on August 19 at the Thurgood Marshall Center (1816 12th Street).
2241 14th Place

The homeowner appeared before the committee and explained that, due to inexperience, he had approached the city bureaucracies in incorrect order. Instead of getting ANC approval for his expansion and then approaching the city's Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB), he had gone directly to the HPRB. It had given him the green light contingent on ANC approval.

According to testimony and drawings submitted to the committee in support of the application, the addition of the third floor will not be visible from the street in front of the building. 

The house modification requires HPRB approval because it falls within the boundaries of the U Street Historic District.

The facade of the addition will add six feet to the height of the building, and the highest point will be two feet above that. The facade of the third floor addition will be located more than 13 feet behind the facade of the first two floors. It will extend more than 28 feet to the rear of the property, flush with the existing back wall of the first two floors.

The recommendation of the committee will pass onto the full ANC for a vote. The next scheduled monthly meeting of the full ANC is Thursday, September 5, at the Reeves Center (14th and U Streets).

The house is located on the block between W Street and Florida Avenue.

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