(Updated at 2:20 p.m.) An expansion of the Capitol Hill Historic District approved last week has earned mix reviews from locals.
The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board endorsed historic district boundaries that now include a small area east of Union Station containing 188 homes. The four-block region is bounded by 2nd Street NE, 4th Street NE, F Street NE and an area just shy of H Street NE.
Some residents in the area tried to stop the historic district from growing. But ANC 6C Mark Eckenwiler, who represents the new historic zone, has stood behind the expansion.
The Capitol Hill Restoration Society advises historic home owners to “resist the temptation” to “improve original features of [their] property.”
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