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25 Residential Units and a Fast Casual Restaurant to 14th Street?

by Shilpi Paul

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2200 14th Street NW. Courtesy of Google Maps.

At Monday night’s ANC 1B Design Review Committee, Valor Development introduced a potential concept for the corner of 14th and W Street NW: 25 residential units and a “fast casual” restaurant.

Valor recently went under contract on the lot at 2200-2202 14th Street NW (map), which is currently occupied by a parking lot and an old, two-story building. The development firm has another project on 14th Street — The Aston at 14th and R — and is reaching out to the community to find out if there is a need for a lower-priced restaurant on the increasingly swanky corridor. “This is a place you could eat at three times a week,” Valor principal Will Lansing said of the proposed eatery.

The 14th Street Corridor is under an overlay district that limits the proportion of restaurants on every block; this proposed restaurant would require an exception, and ANC commissioners warned the developers that the hurdle will be difficult to overcome.

R2L: Architects is working with Valor on the design for the 25-unit project. Though the plans are in the very early stages, they outline a six-story building with units that range from 500 to 1,100 square feet that will likely be condos.

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5 Comments

  1. Al said at 12:26 am on Tuesday July 17, 2012:

    Sounds great. But please no restaurant that serves food out of troughs (ie chipotle) or a fast food chain restaurant.  Also, if they serve food in takeout containers, please enforce a voluntary agreement where they have to clean the rubbish from the 2 nearest bus stops.

  1. AlexG said at 8:47 am on Tuesday July 17, 2012:

    Looking forward to it - I echo Al’s comment RE trash.

  1. Tom said at 10:25 am on Tuesday July 17, 2012:

    REALLY? (Re a “voluntary” agreement to empty bus stop trash cans.) Why not also require they trim your hedges while they’re at it. Seriously.

  1. W said at 2:45 pm on Tuesday July 17, 2012:

    Tom, I think they’re talking about the trash that ends up dumped onto the sidewalk next to the bus stops, not what makes it into the trash cans.

    As a resident, I would love to see an actual good, inexpensive Mexican restaurant here (blegh to Lauriol’s) or a sushi spot. We’re doing pretty well with burgers and sandwiches in the neighbhorhood right now.

  1. Bettina Stern said at 11:14 am on Wednesday July 18, 2012:

    As a finalist in tonight’s StartUp Kitchen project (7:00 @Domku in Petworth), I know that our restaurant concept Chaya would be the PERFECT fit for that location.  If you are interested in learning more, please attend this evening or contact me directly through our food website.

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