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Central Union Mission Condo Project To Begin Construction After July 4th

by UrbanTurf Staff

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Central Union Mission

The occupants of the Central Union Mission at the southeast corner of 14th and R Streets NW have moved to the mission’s new location at 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW, and construction on a 51-unit condo project slated for the address is expected to start in the coming weeks, UrbanTurf has learned.

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Drawing courtesy of Eric Colbert. Click to enlarge.

UrbanTurf reported last March that the development from Jeffrey Schonberger and architect Eric Colbert would be coming to the corner. Plans call for 1350 R Street NW, the main address for the Mission, to be updated, while the buildings at 1625 through 1629 14th Street NW will have additions built on top. The layout of each unit will vary, Colbert told UrbanTurf, from loft-y condos to two-story duplexes.

The condos are expected to deliver in late summer or early fall 2014.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/central_union_mission_condo_project_to_begin_construction_after_july_4th/7274

7 Comments

  1. Lindsey D. said at 3:07 pm on Tuesday July 2, 2013:

    Just what the 14th Street Corridor needs,  more luxury condo projects that not even the average DC resident can afford. And the irony of this replacing one of the oldest social service agency in the city is appalling.

  1. Donny D said at 3:30 pm on Tuesday July 2, 2013:

    Umm, this IS what the 14th Street corridor needs.  Read the article.  The worthwhile cause is still alive and well, just at another location.  Can organizations like this not move their location?  So, there is no replacing of any social services agency…just movement of location.  I, for one, can’t wait to possibly purchase one of these new condos.

  1. DCShaw said at 3:55 pm on Tuesday July 2, 2013:

    The social services agency moved to accommodate it’s client base more suitably. Remember the old building used to sell Luxury Automobiles, Studebakers, a classic old gem!  who do you think pays for the social service agencies, the wealthy and those who pay taxes, and there will be a lot more tax dollars being raised with with new development, so rock on baby bring on the luxury.  Thank you for helping to make DC a proud place to live and work!

  1. C said at 4:06 pm on Tuesday July 2, 2013:

    Please don’t blame the development on 14th Street NW (aka, primarily Logan neighborhood) as the culprit for this transformation.  Central Mission is not disappearing, they are moving to a different location.  The neighborhood/businesses did not push Central Mission out of the neighborhood.  You could say that “Now is the time” to sell (I’m sure that Central Mission made a lot of money on the sale to the developer), which can pay for more services to more people.  If you think the neighborhood pushed out Central Mission, you’ll notice that 14th Street NW has been developing for a number of years, even if people are just noticing it now.  If the neighbors thought Central Mission was doing a disservice to the neighborhood, I think they would have been pushed out long ago.  Even with Logan changing/pushing tranformation, Central Mission has been a part of the neighborhood landscape for a long time.  Central Mission and 14th Street neighbors have co-existed probably far longer than many other neighborhoods in the city would have allowed.  Central Mission was looking at other neighborhoods and received a lot of opposition from neighborhood residents.

  1. Greg said at 4:57 pm on Tuesday July 2, 2013:

    Central Union Mission is moving to a beautifully renovated historic school house on a prime block of Massachusetts Avenue just steps from Union Station and the Capital building.  If anyone sees this as step down they are seriously mistaken.  That neighborhood is very much up and coming (on the bottom edge of NOMA) too.

  1. Corcoran said at 11:12 am on Wednesday July 3, 2013:

    Also, if I recall, there has been a history of crime related to the mission, including a brutal violent rape of a lesbian by several men who were staying there in the alley behind it.

  1. mona said at 1:29 pm on Wednesday July 3, 2013:

    I am sure CUM is probably a lot better neighbor than S.O.M.E. that is located on the unit block of P s NW. Constant problems from them and makes that neighborhood unbearable to live in. I lived not far from CUM and they seem to have handled their facility way better then S.O.M.E. ever would

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