ANC Preview: Hyde Gym Edition

The ANC will meet next Monday for its June session. It will take place at its normal place and time: Visitation at 6:00 pm.

Two potentially interesting items are near the top of the agenda, both relating to schools.

First, the ANC will discuss the plans to add a new addition to Hyde-Addison. Right now, the kids take most of their gym classes on the playground. The kids really enjoy this, but when the weather is too cold or wet to go outside, they only have a hallway in which to play.

Plans have been gestating for a while in the school to add a new building to the complex to finally provide a gym. The most likely plan would call for the new building to be built where the parking lot is now. Parking would be moved underground.

GM has learned that there’s actually money in place for this project and it could be underway relatively soon. Anyone who has seen the beautiful additions to schools like Janney and Stoddert has reason to be hopeful that the Hyde addition would be a wonderful addition to the school and drive up local interest even more.

On the other end of the school spectrum, the ANC will also be giving an update on the GU campus plan. As they announced a while back, the ANC and other parties to the Zoning Hearing are in mediation right now trying to come up with a negotiated settlement. GM doubts the ANC will have any earth-shattering announcement, but you may be able to read the tea leaves.

Here is the rest of the agenda:

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E
3265 S Street, NW • Washington, DC  20007
(202) 724-7098  • •
ANC 2E Public Meeting
Monday, June 4, 2012
at 6:30 p.m.

We will be meeting this month at the Georgetown Visitation School, 35th and Volta Place, Heritage Room, first building on left by gatehouse, 2nd floor

Approval of the Agenda

•       Approval of June 4, 2012, ANC 2E Public Meeting Agenda


•       Approval of  April 30, 2012 Meeting Minutes
•       Public Safety and Police Report
•       Financial Report
•       Transportation Report
•       DPW Report

Community Comment

•       Update for Hyde-Addison Elementary School development

New Business

•       Georgetown Presbyterian Church Picnic at Volta Park, September 23, 2012
•       DDOT procedures for issuing permits for block parties
•       Georgetown University Campus Plan update


•       1215 31st Street, NW, BZA Application No. 18382, Georgetown Post Office, Application for use variance to permit the renovation and expansion of an existing conforming structure devoted to non-conforming use and area variances from minimum percentage of lot occupancy, rear yard, and side yard requirements


•       3236 Prospect Street, NW, ABRA-087240, t/a M Café, Voluntary Agreement

Old Georgetown Board


1.      SMD 07, 1600 28th Street, NW, OG 12-217  (HPA 12-357) Residential, Fence, retaining wall, paving on public space, Permit / concept
2.      SMD 07, 1658 29th Street, NW, OG 12-221  (HPA 12-377) Residence, New shutters, replace roof of bay, downspouts and gutter, Permit
3.      SMD 07, 1645 31st Street, NW, OG 12-211  (HPA 12-335) Residence, Williams-Addison House, also known as Oak Crest and Friendly Estate, 2-story + basement rear addition, additions to carriage house, Concept
4.      SMD 07, 1687 32nd Street, NW, OG 12-242  (HPA 12-398) Residence, Rooftop mechanical equipment and exposed duct work – existing, alterations, Concept
5.      SMD 07, 3210 R Street, NW, OG 12-239  (HPA 12-394) Residence, One-story rear addition, Permit – revised design
6.      SMD 01, 3409 R Street, NW, OG 12-255  (HPA 12-411) Residence, Raze metal garage, new metal garage structure, Permit
7.      SMD 02, 3416 Reservoir Road, NW, OG 12-245  (HPA 12-401) Residence, New screened gazebo at rear, door surround, Concept
8.      SMD 02, 3525 Winfield Lane, NW, OG 12-243  (HPA 12-399) Residence, Generator, Permit
9.      SMD 03, 1414 35th Street, NW, OG 12-194  (HPA 12-318) Residence, Replacement windows, Concept
10.     SMD 03, 3245 N Street, NW, OG 12-227  (HPA 12-380) Residence, Fence, swimming pool, Permit
11.     SMD 03, 3254 O Street, NW, OG 12-046  (HPA 12-076) Residence, Partial demolition, reconstruction of garage with enlarged footprint and second story, trellis, Permit – revised design
12.     SMD 05, 1037 33rd Street, NW, OG 12-236  (HPA 12-391) Commercial, Sign scheme for “Flor”: internally-illuminated sign, blade sign, Permit – revised design
13.     SMD 05, 1249 33rd Street, NW, OG 12-224  (HPA 12-375) Residence, Replacement windows, alterations to rear with pergola, skylights, Permit
14.     SMD 05, 3000 K Street, NW, OG 12-234  (HPA 12-389) Mixed-use, Terrace with sails, alterations to “Farmers, Fishers and Bakers,”Permit
15.     (SMD 05, 3000 K Street, NW, OG 12-233  (HPA 12-388) Mixed-use, Alterations to storefront, garage door, at “Farmers, Fishers and Bakers,” Permit
16.     SMD 05, 3000 K Street, NW, OG 12-232  (HPA 12-387) Mixed-use, Sign for “Farmers, Fishers and Bakers,” Permit
17.     SMD 05, .3304 N Street, NW, OG 12-246  (HPA 12-402) Residence, Alterations, rooftop mechanical equipment, railing, Permit
18.     SMD 05, 3240 (3212) Grace Street, NW, OG 12-146  (HPA 12-243) Residential, New building, Concept – revised design
19.     SMD 05, 1220 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 12-229  (HPA 12-384) Commercial, Addition of rooftop corridor and HVAC equipment, Permit

20.     SMD 05, 1220 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 12-230  (HPA 12-385) Commercial, Alterations to storefront and sign scheme for “Massino Dutti,” Permit
21.     SMD 06, 2805 M Street, NW, OG 12-231  (HPA 12-386) Commercial, Sign scheme for “ShopHouse”, including projecting awning and back-lit sign, Permit
22.     SMD 06, 2726 N Street, NW, OG 12-219  (HPA 12-362) Residence, Alterations for HVAC equipment on roof, Permit For Historic Preservation Review Board Review
23.     SMD 06, 2726 N Street, NW, OG 12-237  (HPA 12-392) Residence, Alterations for HVAC equipment on roof, Permit

No Review At This Time by ANC 2E: The following additional projects, which are on the upcoming March 2 agenda of the Old Georgetown Board, have not been added to the ANC meeting agenda for OGB-related design review and we do not propose to adopt a resolution on them at this time.  If there are concerns about any of these projects, please contact the ANC office by Friday, June 1, 2012.

1.      SMD 02, 1553 33rd Street, NW, OG 12-215  (HPA 12-339) Residence, Replacement window at rear, Permit
2.      SMD 02, 1506 34th Street, NW, OG 12-254  (HPA 12-410) Residence, Alterations to roof, Concept
3.      SMD 02, 1695 34th Street, NW, OG 12-251  (HPA 12-407) Residence, Replace asbestos shingle roof with slate roof, skylight, Concept
4.      SMD 02, 1555 35th Street, NW, OG 12-247  (HPA 12-403) Residence, Solar panels on roof, Concept
5.      SMD 02, 1661 35th Street, NW, OG 12-171  (HPA 12-282) Residence, Three-story rear addition, in-fill areaway, Concept – revised design
6.      SMD 02, 3240 Q Street, NW, OG 12-179  (HPA 12-290) Residence, 2-story rear addition with basement and alterations, Permit – revised design
7.      SMD 03, 1513 33rd Street, NW, OG 11-285  (HPA 11-495) Residence, Alterations, dormers, partial demolition, Permit
8.      SMD 03, 3240 P Street, NW, OG 12-244  (HPA 12-400) Commercial, Roof over sunken terrace – existing, Permit – revised design
9.      SMD 03, 3312 Volta Place, NW, OG 12-216  (HPA 12-341) Residence, Replacement windows, Permit
10.     SMD 03, 1420 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 12-195  (HPA 12-319) Commercial, Alterations to storefront, Permit – revised design
11.     SMD 03, 1420 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 12-218  (HPA 12-852) Commercial, Sign scheme for MT&T, Permit
12.     SMD 05, 1221 36th Street, NW, OG 12-240   (HPA 12-395) Institution, Alterations to gate and driveway, Permit
13.     SMD 05, 3239 M Street, NW, OG 12-226  (HPA 12-379) Commercial, Alterations to storefront, Permit
14.     SMD 05, 3248 N Street, NW, OG 12-108  (HPA 12-183) Residence, 2-story rear addition and alterations to rear, Concept – revised design
15.     SMD 05, 2810-12 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, OG 12-148  (HPA 12-) Four Seasons Hotel – Eno Wine Bar, Rear addition with basement, window replacements, signs and awning, Permit – revised design
16.     SMD 05, 1072 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW, OG 12-169     (HPA 12-279) Mixed-use: residential/commercial, 4-story rear addition
17.     SMD 05, 3401 Water Street, NW, OG 12-235  (HPA 12-390) Mixed-use, Canopy and sign scheme for “Malmaison,” Permit
18.     SMD 06, 1210 28th Street, NW, OG 12-241  (HPA 12-396) Residence, 3-story rear addition, stairs to rebuilt entrance door and surround, Permit – revised design
19.     SMD 06, 1342 29th Street, NW, OG 12-248  (HPA 12-404) Residence, Solar panels on roof, Concept
20.     SMD 06, 2912 N Street, NW, OG 12-253  (HPA 12-409) Residence, Rear addition and alterations, Permit
21.     SMD 06, 3112 N Street, NW, OG 12-238  (HPA 12-393) Residence, Demolish and rebuild arches and chimney, partial removal of brick wall and rebuild, masonry work, Permit
22.     SMD 06, 3023 O Street, NW, OG 12-228  (HPA 12-383) Residence, Solar panels on roof, Permit
23.     SMD 06, 3138 P Street, NW, OG 12-145  (HPA 12-242) Residence, One-story rear addition and alterations to roof deck, Permit
24.     SMD 06, 1339 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, OG 12-222  (HPA 12-373) Bank, Rebuild top of brick wall at rear, Permit
25.     SMD 07, 1645 31st Street, NW, OG 12-250  (HPA 12-406) Residence, Williams-Addison House, also known as Oak Crest and Friendly Estate, New two-car garage, Permit
26.     SMD 07, 1645 31st Street, NW, OG 12-249  (HPA 12-405) Residence, Williams-Addison House, also known as Oak Crest and Friendly Estate, Retaining wall, front stairs and fence, Permit
27.     SMD 07, 2719 P Street, NW, OG 12-223  (HPA 12-374) Residence, Rear fence, Permit
28.     SMD 07, 2814 R Street, NW, OG 12-225  (HPA 12-378) Residence, Replacement windows – existing, Permit
29.     SMD 07, 3231 Reservoir Road, NW, OG 12-252  (HPA 12-408) Residence, 1-story rear in-fill addition, new window openings on side wall, alter garden wall, Permit


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2 responses to “ANC Preview: Hyde Gym Edition

  1. Dave

    I actually wonder as families move back into the city requiring schools – that we won’t look back and wish we hadn’t sold off our boarded up schools for condos, etc. I am curious if anyone sees a potential overcrowding situation at the Georgetown public schools – or is that still a long way off?

  2. Topher

    That’s a very interesting question without a simple answer. On the District-wide scale, there is, if anything, more capacity than needed. But on the school-by-school level there are definitely areas of overcapacity. For instance, Janney built a huge addition and they’re already straining for space. Other Ward 3 elementary schools are similarly full. But schools east of the park are not full and are still being targeted for closure. The problem is that there is not enough capacity in the best schools. And often what makes schools the “best” (or at least perceived as the best) is the very fact that they’re over capacity with children of higher SES. So in some ways, overcrowding is both a problem and a solution.

    As for Georgetown specifically, we once had 8 different elementary schools. One was demolished (the beautiful Curtis school which stood where the playground is), two have been converted to condos (Wormley and Phillips), one was converted to commercial office space (Corcoran), one is part of an art school (Fillmore, which is confusingly owned by Corcoran), one is artists studios but still owned by the city (Jackson), and two are still a school (Hyde and Addison). It is highly unlikely that Georgetown will grow in public school population enought that Hyde-Addison plus an extension won’t satisfy local demand. If it really came to that, potentially the Jackson School could be converted back to use, but that’s unlikely.

    The population of Georgetown just is unlikely to get back to the level of density that led to the construction of 8 elementary schools. And in a way, it never had enough density to justify it. The awful policy of segregation led to the over building. Corcoran and Phillips didn’t need to be built as two schools but for the fact that one needed to serve the white kids and the other the black.

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