One of D.C.’s wealthier neighborhoods, Chevy Chase, is not going to get the designation of being a historic district, at the very least for now. D.C.’s Historic Preservation Office says it is not going to think about the applying, citing lack of group consensus. 

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Chevy Chase in D.C. is not going to get historic designation, at the very least for now

One of D.C.’s wealthier neighborhoods, Chevy Chase, is not going to get the designation of being a historic district, at the very least for now.

With latest median residence sale costs between $1,237,500 and $1,700,000, an software to create the Chevy Chase Historic District was filed in 2002, which might be D.C.’s thirty eighth neighborhood historic district.

However, the District’s Historic Preservation Office mentioned Monday, in a status update, that it’ll not think about the applying, citing “the shortage of group consensus.”

Proponents for the Chevy Chase Historic District have mentioned it was wanted to guard the neighborhood’s “small city in a giant metropolis” really feel from future growth.

“It is evident that public sentiment on the proposal is sharply divided,” based on the Historic Preservation Office replace.

The proposed historic district included forty first Street, Western Avenue, Chevy Chase Parkway and Military Road Northwest as its boundaries.

The software was filed because the District sought to fill-in the group’s business hall, alongside Connecticut Avenue, and redevelop the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library and Chevy Chase Community Center to incorporate affordable housing and new public buildings.

“Given the shortage of group consensus and considerations concerning the proposed boundaries, in addition to the necessity to conduct a citywide evaluation with a purpose to extra successfully consider historic district nominations, HPO isn’t ready to suggest that the present proposal for a Chevy Chase Historic District be thought-about by the [Historic Preservation Review Board] right now,” the standing replace learn.

Opponents of making a historic district have mentioned there are not any distinctive architectural kinds in Chevy Chase that require preservation, and making the group extra inclusive needs to be prioritized over looking for the historic designation.

Beginning in fall 2024, the District’s Historic Preservation Office mentioned it “will start information assortment, mapping, and fairness evaluation of historic sources throughout the District. This work shall be crucial in informing HPO’s analysis of future historic district proposals.”

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