Archive for April, 2015

Proposed Regulations Allowing Full-motion Electronic Signs

Posted on April 24th, 2015 by Elizabeth Nelson

CHRS filed comments April 24, 2015 on DDOT’s proposed regulations allowing full-motion electronic signs in “Designated Entertainment Areas,” potentially including H Street, NE.

Public Space

Posted on April 21st, 2015 by Elizabeth Nelson

DDOT issued Departmental Order No. 1-2014, April 30, 2014 in response to concerns raised by CHRS and others specifically about Reservation 266, but the Policy applies to all pocket parks under DDOT control.  DDOT has since proposed Regulations that would implement this policy. Comments due May 2, 2015.

2015 House and Garden Tour

Posted on April 20th, 2015 by Elizabeth Nelson

This annual Mothers Day weekend event will be held Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10. Tickets are good for both days.  More details

CSX – Final Construction Plan

Posted on April 16th, 2015 by Elizabeth Nelson

In accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement, the final Construction Protection Plan and the official D.C. State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Concurrence Letter have been made available on the Virginia Avenue Tunnel website.

Inaugural Dick Wolf Lecture Photos

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by Elizabeth Nelson


Inaugural Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture – DC’s Historic Preservation Law

Posted on April 11th, 2015 by Elizabeth Nelson

Do we need more objective criteria for evaluating demolition permits for historic properties?  That question was addressed in a variety of ways by William B. King at the inaugural Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture on  March 27, 2015 at HillCenter. Event Photos

Marines begin Environmental Impact Statement for new barracks

Posted on April 10th, 2015 by Elizabeth Nelson

The Marine Barracks Washington proposal to replace their barracks building (BEQ) at 8th and I Streets, SE with a new BEQ is now in the Environmental Impact stage and a draft EIS has been issued.  There will be a public meeting at Tyler School, 1001 G St. SE, on April 22, 2015, 5:30-8:30 pm.  Additional […]

April Preservation Cafe – Capitol Hill Monuments

Posted on April 10th, 2015 by Elizabeth Nelson

The April 16, 2015 Preservation Cafe featured conservator and Capitol Hill neighbor, Justine P. Bello. Justine conserves and restores architecture, sculpture and monuments both around Washington, DC and around the country. This month’s talk focused on the public monuments of Capitol Hill.