February 3, 2005

Anacostia Waterfront Transportation - Architecture Design Standards
(File Number 6562)

The Commission approved the D.C. Department of Transportation’s draft Anacostia Transportation Architecture Design Manual. The document provides guidance on designing improvements within the department’s right-of-way, including pedestrian spaces, transit and bicycle lanes, and any related landscaping, street furniture, lighting, and signage. The concepts for the manual were based on goals and themes established in the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative and NCPC’s Legacy Plan.

See the Commission Action and Staff Recommendation


General Services Administration – Headquarters Modernization
(File Number 6558)

The General Services Administration plans to modernize its national headquarters at 1800 F Street, NW, in Washington, DC. The major modernization program includes new and upgraded building systems, the removal of mechanical equipment from the courtyards, and interior layout and space alterations. GSA anticipates that perimeter security, window alterations, and the construction of a new formal entrance on E Street will be aspects of future submissions. The Commission approved concept plans for this project –– including the proposal to create a formal entrance on the E Street façade––but did not approve a specific entrance design because GSA is still studying design schemes. The Commission also required that the preliminary site and building plans include a perimeter security design.

See the Commission Action and Staff Recommendation


Washington Convention Center – Temporary Parking Lot
(File Number 6561)

The Commission approved concept design plans to develop the former site of the Washington Convention Center as a temporary parking lot that will accommodate short-term and special-event parking. The Washington Convention Center Authority expects that, after three to five years in operation, the lot will be redeveloped with a permanent solution that reopens 10th and I Streets to vehicles.

See the Commission Action and Staff Recommendation


Fort Lesley J. McNair – National Defense University Expansion
(File Number 6546)

The Commission approved preliminary site and building plans and final foundation plans for Lincoln Hall, a new building that will provide educational classroom space and meeting and conference space at the National Defense University, located in Fort McNair. The Commission did not approve the concept sketch for the new east gate area and asked that the Department of the Army continue developing that concept.

See the Commission Action and Staff Recommendation


White Oak Federal Research Center – New Garage
(File Number 6553)

The Commission approved preliminary site and building plans and final foundation plans for the North Garage at White Oak Federal Research Center. The design for the 844-space garage at FDA’s consolidated campus in Montgomery County uses architectural elements previously approved for the master plan. The Commission specified additional requirements as final site and building plans are prepared.

See the Commission Action and Staff Recommendation


Delegated Decisions: Projects for which the Commission delegated decision-making authority to the Chairman, Executive Committee, or Executive Director.