HPA No. 1993-396 (In re. Shoreham Building)
- HPA Number: 1993-395, 1993-396
- Case Name: In the Matter of 800 15th St, NW, Shoreham Bldg
- Location of Property: 800 15th St, NW
- Date of Decision: August 25, 1994
- Type of Permit Sought: Demolition
- Disposition: Granted
Applicant sought a permit for partial demolition of its building located within the 15th Street Historic District, proposing to retain and restore the facade and the main lobby, while otherwise renovating the interior space. Citing favorable testimony from the D.C. Preservation League and the Applicant, the Mayor's Agent concluded that the proposed demolition and new construction were consistent with the purposes of the Act since it would enhance the building and allow for its adaptive reuse.
Consistent with the Purposes of the Act:
The Mayor's Agent concluded that Applicant's proposed demolition and new construction of its property in the 15th Street historic District (the plans for which included retention and restoration of the building's facade and main lobby) were consistent with the purposes of the Act, citing the testimony of the D.C. Preservation League (proposed project would allow the facilities to be modernized within an appropriate design solution) and the Applicant (new construction would all be inside the building, so the appearance from the street would be unaffected).
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