Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to both let you know and ask for your help in regards to a permit for a pop-up that has somehow been granted for 70 W Street NW, after our neighborhood has fought so hard to obtain a historic district designation. It is my neighborhood’s understanding that pop-ups and any other major alterations to the facade of the homes here are illegal, and would require the permission of the historic district in order to proceed.

No such permission is known to us to have been granted, and we are confused, angry, and ready to fight to stop this from continuing. If you could help shine a light on this serious abuse of our historical designation, and if you could offer up any suggestions as to other ways that we could work to stop this home from being destroyed and continue to protect Bloomingdale, any and all help would be seriously appreciated.”

Maybe the permit was granted before the historic designation was granted?

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