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Decision Summary HPA No. 99-35, 99-219, 99-220, 99-221, 99-222, 99-224, 99-225, 99-226 and 99-285
- HPA Number
- 99-35, 99-219, 99-220, 99-221, 99-222, 99-224, 99-225, 99-226 and 99-285
- Building Name
- St. Patrick's Academy / Carroll Hall
- 921-927 F St. NW
931-935 F St. NW
- Date of Order
HPA Number: 99-35; 99-219; 99-220; 99-221; 99-222; 99-224; 99-225; 99-226; and 99-285
Case Name: In the Matter of: Applications for Permits to Demolish or Partially Raze buildings located at 921 through 935 F Street
Location of Property: 921 through 935 F Street, Washington, D.C.
Date of Decision: 5/24/99
Type of Permit Sought: Request for a Continuance by The Committee of 100 on the Federal City
Disposition: Request Denied
Date of Case Summary: 7/31/06
Summary of Decision:
The Committee of 100 on the Federal City (the “Committee”) filed a request with the Mayor’s Agent for Historic Preservation for a continuance requesting that the case be postponed for four weeks. The Mayor’s Agent denied the Committee’s request.
Grounds for Request for Continuance:
The Committee contended that a four-week postponement of the hearing was necessary to allow the Committee to “effectively participate in the proceeding.” The Committee asserted that the hearing should be postponed because certain of its potential witnesses were not available on the scheduled hearing date. In addition, the Committee asserted that the Applicant’s application was vague in several critical respects.
Mayor’s Agent – Procedural:
The Mayor’s Agent considered the following in denying the Committee’s request for a continuance:
(1) The Committee cited the unavailability of certain witnesses as grounds for seeking a four-week postponement but failed to (a) list the names of such witnesses, (b) describe such witnesses’ anticipated testimony, or (c) provide explanation of why such testimony was critical to the outcome of the application.
(2) More than thirty (30) days prior to the date of the Mayor’s Agent’s consideration of the Committee’s request for a continuance, a public notice was published in the D.C. Register and the Washington Times newspaper advertising the date upon which the Applicant in the case was to present its case to the Mayor’s Agent.
(3) To “suddenly postpone” the hearing would cause a “major disruption” to those individuals, in addition to the Applicant, that filed a submission or requested to be heard at the scheduled hearing.
See HPA No. 99-35, 99-219, 99-220, 99-221, 99-222, 99-224, 99-225, 99-226 and 99-285 order of November 9, 1999 and HPA No. 01-219 through 01-224, 01-208, 209 order of August 1, 2001 for subsequent history.