Posts Tagged ‘HPRB’

Preservation Authorities on MLK Library: Don’t Mess With Mies

Preservation concerns could mean a more limited redesign.

No Preservations: Money Perverts the Historic Landmarking Process

A neighborhood group dropped its application to landmark a Southwest building after being offered $60,000 in cash.

City Says Controversial Anacostia Development May Move Forward

Plans for affordable housing on the Big K site have "special merit," the Mayor's Agent in the Office of Planning found.

Jim Graham Lays Out His Battle Plan to Annihilate Pop-Ups

Jim Graham's war on pop-ups is only just beginning. Facing obstacles to his plan to get the Zoning Commission to ban the sometimes unsightly additions to the tops of rowhouses, the Ward 1 councilmember is exploring other options to eliminate pop-ups once and for all.
Graham just sent a lengthy email to a U Street–area listserv laying out [...]

What’s Next for McMillan?

I'm playing a bit of catch-up here, but the plans to redevelop the former McMillan Sand Filtration Site cleared a major hurdle on Thursday when the Historic Preservation Review Board voted unanimously to advance the project. The development team, Vision McMillan Partners, hopes to build a mixed-use complex on the long-vacant 25-acre site, with housing, [...]

Historic Preservation Board Rejects Big K Plans

Anacostia residents who were infuriated by plans to erect a six-story development on their main street can breathe a sigh of relief: The historic preservation authorities have sent the project back to the drawing board.
Yesterday, the Historic Preservation Review Board considered the plans for the so-called Big K project on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue [...]

Behold, New Streetcar Barn Renderings!

Speaking of things Ward 5 is looking to get rid of: On Thursday, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts reviewed new plans for the proposed streetcar barn on the campus of the soon-to-close-for-renovations Spingarn High School. Which means we get to take a look at some new renderings.
The District Department of Transportation's original design was [...]