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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

1315 T Street Renovation Passes ANC1B on Third Try

The third time was the charm for the owner of 1315 T Street as Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1B/U Street finally expressed support for his proposed renovation. The renovation was approved at ANC1B's October 3 meeting.

An August 29 SALM blog post detailed the initial endorsement of the renovation by ANC1B's Design Review Committee. The renovation's two unsuccessful attempts (in spite of the Design Review Committee's recommendation) to get full ANC approval were the subject of a September 11 SALM blog post.

1315 T Street
Since the September 11 ANC meeting, the 1315 T Street renovation was reviewed and approved by DC's Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB), reported architect Will Teass of Tektonics Architecture. The proposal was now slightly revised due to HPRB adjustments. These included an adjustment to the height of the proposed roof of the third-story addition to the house.

Still, ANC support was sought for the proposal's second approval process -- this one scheduled for October 22 at the Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA).

As requested by the ANC at its September meeting, the architect and owner did extensive outreach with the "Wallach Place Neighborhood Association", which was characterized as "not necessarily a formal group".

Commissioner Ricardo Reinoso (district 05) thanked the presenters for their extra effort.

Commissioner Zahra Jilani (district 12) noted that, after the consultation, the project had "even more letters of support". She said the additional letters were "really a waste of paper".

1315 T Street is in Jilani's ANC district.

The project received unanimous approval from the seven ANC1B Commissioners present at the meeting. Five Commissioners were absent.

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