Transformers Set to Sunset

If you want a selfie with the Transformers statues, you better…well…not hurry, but don’t dawdle too long: the homeowner has changed his application for approval to limit their presence to six months.

This is revealed in the May ANC agenda:

  1. SMD 2E05 – OG 21-157 (HPA 21-296)
    3614 Prospect Street, NW (Square 1202, Lot 59)
    Install two sculptures in public space for a period of six months

The writing was on the wall at this month’s Old Georgetown Board meeting. It was clear that Newton Howard was not going to get approval to keep the statues there indefinitely. However, some of the board members hinted that they’d be open to approving it temporarily. Howard appears to have taken them up on that suggestion and resubmitted the application with a time limit.

It’s unclear when the time would start ticking. Is it from January when they first went up, or upon approval of the board, which will take about a month to make its way through the full Commission of Fine Arts? That would mean the difference between them coming down in July and them coming down in November(ish).

In either event, it would appear the forces of No have stamped out another little glimmer of fun, all in the claimed interests of preserving history.

The matter won’t be discussed at the ANC meeting since it’s on the consent calendar, but here is the rest of the agenda:

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Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E
ANC 2E Public Meeting
Monday, May 3rd, 2021
at 6:30 p.m.
Online at:
In accordance with the “COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020” and
current DC Health limitations on mass gatherings, this meeting will be held online via
Zoom and can be accessed at the link above (there is no fee or account needed to use
If you do not have a computer or access to the internet, you may join the meeting via phone
at (301) 715-8592 or (646) 558-8656 with meeting ID 852 1163 8838 #.
Approval of the Agenda
• Approval of the ANC’s May 3rd, 2021 Meeting Agenda
• Approval of the ANC’s March 30th, 2021 Meeting Minutes

• Public Safety and Police Report
• Approval of the ANC’s FY 2021 Quarter 1 Financial Report
• Approval of the ANC’s FY 2021 Quarter 2 Financial Report
Community Comment
• Update from the Mayor’s Office
• Update from Councilmember Brooke Pinto’s Office
• Update from the DC Office of Human Rights Regarding the Work of the Office
• Update from the Department of Public Works Regarding a Proposed Mural at Los Cuates
at 1564 Wisconsin Avenue NW
• Update Regarding Friends of Rose Park and the Department of Parks and Recreation
• Announcement Regarding Parking Enforcement Starting on June 1st, 2021
• Update on the Potential Use of Porous Flexible Pavement to Repair Sidewalks in
New Business
• Consideration of a Resolution Regarding a Community Impact Statement for the Recent
Murder on Water Street NW
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• Consideration of a Resolution Regarding the District Department of Transportation’s
Notice of Intent for Water Street NW
• Consideration of a Resolution Requesting Traffic Control Officers on Weekends at the
Intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street NW for the Duration of the Widened
Sidewalks Program
• Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing the ANC to Testify on Proposed Alcoholic
Beverage Regulation Administration Changes Affecting the ANC
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
• Application by Towne Wine & Liquor to Transfer the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class
“A” Liquor Store License to a New Location at 1438 Wisconsin Avenue NW (ABRA093813)
• Application by Towne Wine & Liquor to Renew the Establishment’s Retailer’s Class “A”
Liquor Store License at 1326 Wisconsin Avenue NW (ABRA-093813)
• Board of Zoning Adjustment Application for a Special Exception from the Minimum
Rear Yard Requirements to Construct a Rear Addition to an Existing, Attached, ThreeStory with Basement, Mixed-Use Building at 1338 Wisconsin Avenue NW (BZA

Old Georgetown Board
Full Review at This Time by ANC 2E: The ANC proposes to adopt a resolution regarding the
following projects, which are on the upcoming May 6th, 2021 agenda of the Old Georgetown Board

  1. SMD 2E05 – National Park Service
    C&O Canal National Historic Park (Square 1184, Lot 49, 840)
    C&O Canal adjacent to 34th Street pedestrian bridge (Square 1184, Lot 49, 840)
    New floating kayak and canoe launch dock
  2. SMD 2E06 – OG 21-164 (HPA 21-303)
    1305-1315 30th Street, NW (Square 1234, Lot 831)
    Multi-family residence
    Window and door replacement, new rear balconies, parking structure, and interior
  3. SMD 2E06 – OG 21-162 (HPA 21-301)
    2801 N Street, NW (Square 1235, Lot 800)
    Security bollards, replacement doors, and metal security fence
  4. SMD 2E07 – OG 21-171 (HPA 21-310)
    2920 R Street, NW (Square 1283, Lot 72)
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    Two-story addition, underground garage, driveway ramp
    No Comment at This Time by ANC 2E: The following projects, which are on the upcoming May
    6th, 2021 agenda of the Old Georgetown Board (OGB), have not been added to the ANC meeting
    agenda for OGB-related design review and we do not propose to adopt a resolution regarding them at
    this time. If there are concerns about any of these projects, please contact the ANC office by Friday,
    April 30th, 2021.
    Multiple Single Member District Projects
  5. OG 21-009 (HPA 21-023)
    Sites in Georgetown
    Various Locations
    Installation of African American Historic Markers, Phase 2
    Individual Single Member District Projects
  6. SMD 2E02 – OG 21-135 (HPA 21-244)
    1698 32nd Street, NW (Square 1280, Lot 875)
    New dormers, new windows, fenestration alterations
  7. SMD 2E02 – OG 21-173 (HPA 21-312)
    1665 34th Street, NW (Square 1290, Lot 270)
    Single-family residence
    Rear addition, dormer, and renovation
  8. SMD 2E02 – OG 21-160 (HPA 21-299)
    1726 34th Street, NW (Square 1297, Lot 73)
    New wood fence
  9. SMD 2E02 – OG 21-129 (HPA 21-238)
    3259 R Street, NW (Square 2154, Lot 47)
    Single-family residence
    Addition, alterations, and terrace
  10. SMD 2E02 – OG 21-175 (HPA 21-314)
    3216 Reservoir Road, NW (Square 1280, Lot 929)
    Add roof at interior courtyard, infill alley
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  11. SMD 2E03 – OG 21-146 (HPA 21-285)
    1334 31st Street, NW (Square 1243, Lot 55)
    Roof and gutter replacement, balcony replacement
  12. SMD 2E03 – OG 21-154 (HPA 21-293)
    1244 34th Street, NW (Square 1221, Lot 832)
    Replace fence, add cornice, apply German smear to brick
  13. SMD 2E03 – OG 21-159 (HPA 21-298)
    1306 34th Street, NW (Square 1228, Lot 831)
    Replace wood fence and front gate
  14. SMD 2E03 – OG 21-138 (HPA 21-247)
    1408 35th Street, NW (Square 1247, Lot 125)
    Single-family residence
    Addition and alterations
  15. SMD 2E03 – OG 21-172 (HPA 21-311)
    1519 35th Street, NW (Square 1253, Lot 143)
    Single-family residence
    Replace first and second floor front windows
  16. SMD 2E03 – OG 21-155 (HPA 21-294)
    3340 N Street, NW (Square 1220, Lot 845)
    Rooftop deck alterations
  17. SMD 2E03 – OG 21-149 (HPA 21-288)
    3322 O Street, NW (Square 1229, Lot 827)
    Replace pergola, new outdoor kitchen, and landscaping
  18. SMD 2E03 – OG 21-144 (HPA 21-275)
    3613 O Street, NW (Square 1248, Lot 829)
    Roof replacement, site work, two new windows, and structural repair
  19. SMD 2E03 – OG 21-163 (HPA 21-302)
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    3131 P Street, NW (Square 1270, Lot 71)
    Window replacement
  20. SMD 2E03 – OG 21-147 (HPA 21-286)
    3416 P Street, NW (Square 1246, Lot 842)
    Fence, wall, archway repair
  21. SMD 2E03 – OG 21-170 (HPA 21-309)
    3148 Q Street, NW (Square 1270, Lot 49)
    Fence and retaining wall replacement
  22. SMD 2E03 – OG 21-174 (HPA 21-313)
    3123 Dumbarton Street, NW (Square 1243, Lot 831)
    Elevator overrun
  23. SMD 2E03 – OG 21-153 (HPA 21-292)
    1310 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Square 1231, Lot 143)
    Antenna replacement – T-Mobile
  24. SMD 2E05 – OG 21-167 (HPA 21-306)
    1049 30th Street, NW (Square 1192, Lot 815)
    Alterations, site work
  25. SMD 2E05 – OG 21-165 (HPA 21-304)
    3259 M Street, NW (Square not provided, Lot not provided)
    Pin-mounted sign, painted wall sign, and new rooftop mechanical equipment
  26. SMD 2E05 – OG 21-136 (HPA 21-245)
    3134 Dumbarton Street, NW (Square 1232, Lot 827)
    Single-family residence
    Replace windows and door
  27. SMD 2E05 – OG 21-148 (HPA 21-287)
    3210 Grace Street, NW, Apt 304 (Square 1188, Lot 2024)
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    Door replacement
  28. SMD 2E05 – OG 21-157 (HPA 21-296)
    3614 Prospect Street, NW (Square 1202, Lot 59)
    Install two sculptures in public space for a period of six months
  29. SMD 2E05 – OG 21-152 (HPA 21-291)
    1078 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Square 1200, Lot 838)
    New signage for Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls
  30. SMD 2E06 – OG 21-151 (HPA 21-290)
    1232 27th Street, NW (Square 1215, Lot 83)
    Window and door replacement
  31. SMD 2E06 – OG 21-156 (HPA 21-295)
    1306 27th Street, NW (Square 1236, Lot 824)
    Exterior alterations and interior renovation
  32. SMD 2E06 – OG 21-145 (HPA 21-284)
    1323 28th Street, NW (Square 1236, Lot 837)
    Replace front door and sidelights and infill vent with brick
  33. SMD 2E06 – OG 21-158 (HPA 21-297)
    1231-1235 31st Street NW (Square 1209, Lot 46)
    Enlarge previously approved balcony; retractable screen
    Revised permit
  34. SMD 2E06 – OG 21-150 (HPA 21-289)
    3028 N Street, NW (Square 1209, Lot 49)
    Window and door replacement
  35. SMD 2E06 – OG 21-166 (HPA 21-305)
    3025 Orchard Lane, NW (Square 1269, Lot 358)
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    Replace existing driveway and repair front walk
  36. SMD 2E06 – OG 21-168 (HPA 21-307)
    2714 Poplar Street, NW (Square 1260, Lot 822)
    Window and door replacement, underpinning and extension of basement
  37. SMD 2E07 – OG 21-169 (HPA 21-308)
    1513 28th Street, NW (Square 1266, Lot 278)
    One-story rear addition, window and door replacement
  38. SMD 2E07 – OG 21-161 (HPA 21-300)
    1623 28th Street, NW (Square 1285, Lot 815)
    Dormer shingle replacement
  39. SMD 2E07 – OG 21-082 (HPA 21-159)
    1703 32nd Street, NW (Square 2155, Lot 812)
    Dumbarton Oaks
    Addition to existing greenhouse, site work
  40. SMD 2E07 – OG 20-277 (HPA 20-508)
    3040 R Street, NW (Square 1282, Lot 2002)
    Multi-family residence
    Replace second floor windows and door on front and rear elevations
  41. SMD 2E07 – OG 21-111 (HPA 21-205)
    1805 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (Square 1299, Lot 319)
    Raze existing building for new four story building


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2 responses to “Transformers Set to Sunset

  1. kerlin4321

    The fun should continue in a public space where they will get plenty of exposure and attention, like the Georgetown Waterfront park. This is exactly the kind of thing that would make that park even better. I hope the Georgetown BID is thinking about it!

  2. Pingback: Transformers Carry On | The Georgetown Metropolitan

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