Update on the Illegal Third Floor Pop Up in the Capitol Hill Historic District
by Larry Janezich
In May, CHC reported that the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) had ordered the removal of a third floor addition to the town home at 231 10th Street, SE. http://bit.ly/2vte8q2
Since nothing appears to be happening three months later, CHC followed up with the Historic Preservation Office (HPO) regarding the status of the project.
An HPO representative responded:
“The applicant [Blue Star Design] applied for a DCRA building permit to remove the third floor and complete the work on 6/23/2017. The plans were routed to the necessary city agencies for their approval and comments, including HPO. A number of agencies have requested changes/clarifications and I imagine the applicant is working on address[ing] them. In short, the applicant has applied for a DCRA permit but it has not been issued yet.”