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59-Unit, Mixed-Use Condo Building Proposed for Site of Shaw Church

by Lark Turner

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More condos are headed to Shaw.

The Warrenton Group and Four Points are planning to build a 59-unit residential project with 6,000 square feet of retail at 810 O Street NW. The units will be mostly flats, with some two-story townhouse-style layouts mixed in. The two-story units would have dramatic double-height windows. The developers presented the details of the project to ANC 6E on Tuesday night. The Commission approved the design and concept for the proposal, which will head before the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) in May. Esocoff and Associates designed the building.

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The lot is currently home to Scripture Cathedral Church, which will be razed. The church sold for $10.5 million in March, The Washington Post reported.

If the building gets HPRB approval, the development will proceed through the planned-unit development process, as the plan exceeds the maximum floor area ratio permitted by right. The developers do, however, plan to provide at least one parking spot per unit in the building.

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The project would be the third condo development accessing the alley bounded by 8th and 9th Streets to the east and west and O and N Street to the north and south. One is a 22-unit building that recently received historic approval; the other is a 70-unit, mixed-use complex from Roadside Development and Dantes Partners.

The Warrenton Group had originally proposed combining its site with the city-owned site next door and building a much larger project, but Roadside and Dantes won the bid from the city.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/59-unit_mixed-use_condo_building_proposed_for_site_of_shaw_church/9738

3 Comments

  1. Brett said at 12:13 pm on Wednesday April 8, 2015:

    Classy and unique design (in DC terms).

  1. Nathaniel Martin said at 3:38 pm on Wednesday April 8, 2015:

    To me, this is only a small step above the banal blocks that are all too common in recent Washington architecture. It’s more of the same watered-down classicism. This is the 21st century—can’t we have something more interesting??

  1. Circle Thomas said at 4:40 pm on Wednesday April 8, 2015:

    If you want something interesting, then you have to get the ANCs and NIMBYs and Historic Preservation groups to stop beating down developers who try. Why in the world should a developer waste time and money coming up with anything remotely out of step with what’s been approved before if they’re going to have to go back and change it anyway?

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