DCmud: New Residential Building Coming to Woodley Park

by Mark Wellborn


Believe it or not, there are plans to construct more residential units in DC proper. DCmud is reporting that a new four-story residential building with up to 14 units is now planned for Woodley Park.

The development is the brainchild of Sharam and Maria Taginya, the owners of Debonair Cleaners in Woodley Park, and Ashborne Developments, LLC, an Annapolis developer. Here is a description from DCmud:

“Entitled, surprisingly enough, the Debonair Residences, the project will include ‘up to’ 14 residential units and span the length of the existing one-story commercial outlets on site – Fusion’s Alley restaurant and Baskin Robbins, to name a few – from 2608-2612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, directly next to the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro. A rear-entry garage will be built at basement level to reduce the scarcity of parking along the retail strip, accessible from 24th Street.”

Is this the beginning of another construction boom in DC? The answer is probably not, but we did report last week that local economist Stephen Fuller is recommending that construction start again in Northern Virginia, so maybe it is not such a far-fetched idea.

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dcmud_new_residential_building_coming_to_woodley_park/1055


  1. makeba said at 5:17 pm on Monday June 22, 2009:

    This is great! Very encouraging. I wish them the best. The location is good.

  1. Agreed said at 5:24 pm on Monday June 22, 2009:

    Agreed. Anything that can put some optimism back in the housing market, I am all about.

  1. tom veil said at 5:41 pm on Tuesday June 23, 2009:

    Wonderful!  I’ve often looked at that location and thought that the single-story buildings were not just a waste of a prime location, but also out of character with the neighborhood.  Plus, I’d kind of like to live right there ... maybe now I’ll get my chance!

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