ANC Approves Revised Tudor Place Plans
At Feb. 27 meeting of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, commissioners approved the revised designs submitted by Tudor Place for new buildings on the historic home’s grounds: a garage addition, re-positioned archives and collections building and a new gatehouse on 31st Street. Concerns about the scale of the property additions by 32nd Street neighbors were heard and taken to consideration, with commissioners asking if a smaller rear garage would be “practicable.” Tudor Place director Leslie Buhler defended the plans as part of the non-profit’s mission and future survival and “duty to care” for its property and collections. Other neighbors applauded “the imaginative designs” in the re-do, which will now go before the Old Georgetown Board. Commissioners express their aim was “trying to seek a balance” between nearby residents and the need for maintenance of Georgetown’s history.
In other ANC decisions, the parking of food trucks on residential streets was met with disapproval. Commissioners approved a zoning variance for Noodles & Company, which will open at 1815 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. They opposed designs for a condo at Grace Street and Cecil Place but did give a thumbs-up to renovations at 3401 Water Street for the upcoming Malmaison restaurant.
The ANC will meet next on April 2, 6:30 p.m., at Georgetown Visitation Prep.