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The Residential Rundown For Connecticut Avenue

by Nena Perry-Brown

Since last year, a handful of large residential developments have delivered along Connecticut Avenue between Chevy Chase and Dupont Circle, including Park Van Ness and The Hepburn at the Washington Hilton. Below, UrbanTurf revisits Connecticut Avenue (and other proximal sites) to see the status of residential projects that are still in the works.

In case you missed them, here are other neighborhoods we have covered this year:

Connecticut Avenue development


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Wardman Tower

Next month, Wardman Tower at 2660 Connecticut Avenue NW (map) will deliver some of the city’s highest-end condos to the market. Originally constructed in 1928, the historic Georgian Revival-style Wardman building underwent a two-year restoration courtesy of the JBG Companies, NASH (a US subsidiary of Japanese builder Sekisui House) and architect Deborah Berke Partners.

The 32 condominium units, ranging in size from 2,200 to 4,600 square feet, will go for between $2.9 million-$9.5 million. As of last month, 14 of the units had already sold.


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Ampeer

Another historic restoration-turned-luxury development is in the works at Patterson House at 15 Dupont Circle NW (map). Most recently home to The Washington Club since 1951, SB-Urban has partnered with Rooney Properties and BedRock Real Estate Partners to preserve the neoclassical mansion while appending a nine-story modern structure to create a total of 92 fully-furnished studio and one-bedroom apartments.

The Hartman-Cox-designed development will offer flexible lease terms as short as three months for units that include lofts with sleeping or storage areas. All utilities will be included and amenities will be located in the existing building’s salons. The building is expected to deliver later this year.


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1745N: The Row and The Flats

Another Dupont Circle development that will deliver this year is The Row and The Flats complex at 1743-1755 N Street NW (map). Six vacant historic rowhouses were retrofitted into a two-part condominium development fronted by The Row’s 29 units. The Flats are 39 loft-like condos built behind The Row and connected by courtyard. The development team includes Madison Homes and Resmark Companies; McWilliams|Ballard is administering sales, which should begin in the coming months.


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The Adele

Red Multifamily Development and Ellisdale Construction are working on a nine-story development at 1108 16th Street NW (map), a conversion of the former Planned Parenthood headquarters. The project will deliver 13 condominium units and one affordable unit atop 18,000 square feet of office space this winter. The historic 1920’s facade of the stone-and-brick building is being incorporated and provides the backbone of this project’s architecture, which will include bay windows, an ornamental cornice and juliette balconies.


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2607 Connecticut Avenue

Plans were recently filed with the Historic Preservation Office to restore and build out the four-story building at 2607 Connecticut Avenue NW (map). While the exterior facade and side walls would be retained, a rear extension would be constructed that would create a five-story plus cellar building delivering 28 studios that are 399 to 491 square feet in size. The new development, designed by CORE architecture + design, would also have a shared outdoor roof terrace, storage units and bike storage on the cellar level and two surface parking spaces at the rear.


4250 Connecticut Avenue

The University of the District of Columbia is in talks with Bernstein Development Corporation to create student housing in the soon-to-be-former Fannie Mae building at 4250 Connecticut Avenue NW (map). The office building would be retrofit to accommodate residential units atop ground-floor retail.


3101 Albemarle Street

Real estate developer PG Gottfried recently purchased the former Polish Embassy residence at 3101 Albemarle Street NW (map), which he plans to preserve and improve; the Rock Creek Conservancy may utilize the building as its headquarters. On the remainder of the 1.1-acre site, Gottfried intends to construct eight townhouses designed for aging in place on the western edge of the property. Although this is not the sort of development one would associate with a PUD, one is nonetheless required to add additional density to the site. A landmark application for the site is also active right now.

Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the number of units at The Adele; there are a total of 13 market-rate units and one inclusionary zoning unit. The unit mix and development team for 1745N have also been updated.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_connecticut_avenue_rundown/12463

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