Community Preservation Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, January 23rd

For residents interested in historic preservation or how preservation impacts new development, DC’s State Historic Preservation Officer, David Maloney, will be at the Park View Recreation Center (693 Otis Place, at Warder St.) on Thursday, January 23rd, to engaged with the community and help demystify the issue. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

It has been my experience while servicing on ANC 1A that residents do care about the architectural integrity of their communities. Often times, this is expressed during zoning variance applications when property owners are seeking to increase the capacity of existing structures. However, community comments frequently center on how the application will impact the aesthetics of the community, which is not an issue the Board of Zoning Adjustment considers when making their decision.

All area residents are welcome to attend this meeting, especially if you would like to know more about:

  • preservation’s role in new development;
  • conservation districts (a new idea being considered by the District);
  • historic districts (ANC 1A voted in support of the Meridian Hill Historic District in 2013);
  • historic landmarks and the landmarking process;
  • pop-ups; and
  • anything else of interest to the community.

I hope to see many of you there. Feel free to reach out to me if you can not attend but have a question you’d like presented.

Park View School(A view of the Park View School from the west. The school was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 1, 2013)

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