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Capitol Hill Historic District Expands Near Union Station

by Bryan Doyle — June 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm 3 Comments

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Last week, the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board approved an expansion of the Capitol Hill Historic District into an area east of Union Station.

The space is roughly a four-block region bounded by 2nd Street, 4th Street and just shy of H street NE.

The southwest corner of the expansion is anchored by the Toscana Cafe, and the area also includes the Capitol Hill Montessori School at Logan. The rest of the area is mostly residential units.

Residents that want to make changes to a house in a historic district need a permit and must undergo a historic preservation review. If it’s a major change, the Historic Preservation Review Board will review it at a public meeting.

  • Dave

    What happened in that area recently to all of the sudden make it historic?

    • w3rt

      it’s older now than it was when the other part was made historic

  • A Guy

    Nothing. It was a payoff the local ANC extracted from the developers of Station Place since it was so big and ugly and not very historic and all (as opposed to the historic railyard that was there before from building Union Station on top of some other historic rowhouses back a 100 years ago.)

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