The 1,076 Units Coming to the H Street Corridor

by Lark Turner


From time to time, UrbanTurf takes a look at the residential developments on tap for neighborhoods across DC. Given the recent news surrounding projects in the works along the H Street Corridor, we decided to focus on that area for this installment. In total, more than 1,076 units are slated for the H Street Corridor, and we cover those developments, from west to east, below. (Two developments below are in Trinidad, but we deemed them close enough to the corridor to include.)


911 2nd Street NE

At the west end of the corridor comes this 42-unit project from Fortis Development. Five of the residences will have private entrances off Parker Street, and the building will have 16 parking spaces as well as bike storage.


301 H Street

Capital City Real Estate is building a 25-unit luxury condo project at 301 H Street NE (map). The matter-of-right project was originally scheduled to be delivered in 2014. Architect Norman Smith designed the six-story building, which sits across the street from the luxury apartment project 360˚ H Street. The units will be one- and two-bedrooms.


501 H Street

Douglas Development is moving forward with plans for a 26-unit mixed-use project at 501 H Street NE (map) and hopes to break ground in the first quarter of 2015. The project would have 26 apartments and two levels of retail space.


The Apollo

Insight Property Group is building the largest project in the works for the corridor — 432 rental apartments, 74,000 square feet of retail, 442 underground parking spaces, and bicycle parking on the block bounded by H Street, I Street, 6th Street and 7th Street NE (map). The project, which will be anchored by a Whole Foods, broke ground this fall and is scheduled to start move-ins by 2017. SK&I Architectural Design Group designed the building.


625 H

Jair Lynch and Donohoe Construction have broken ground on 307 new apartments in two buildings along the south side of H Street, between 6th and 7th NE (map). Hord Coplan Macht is the project architect. One building will rise nine stories with 181 units; the other, five-story building will be mixed-use, with 126 units and ground-floor retail. Jair Lynch hopes to rent the ground floor space to a restaurant, coffee shop and a market such as Marvelous Market or YES! Organic.


646-654 H Street NE

Rock Creek Property Group and Cornerstone Development Group acquired several buildings along the 600 block and plan to develop a 26-unit condo project at the address adjacent to the massive Apollo project. The project at 646-654 H Street (map) will have 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and is expected to deliver in 2017.


1115 H Street

A 16-unit condo project from Wall Development is under construction at 1115 H Street NE (map). Stan Wall tells us the units are on-track to be completed by November. One-bedrooms at the property start in the $300Ks.


1326 Florida Avenue NE

This project is a brand-new 45-unit apartment building from Ditto Residential, the development company’s largest project to date. The four-story building at 1326 Florida Avenue NE (map) will have 18 bicycle spaces and 16 parking spaces, and will include micro-units as small as 310 square feet.


1350 Florida Avenue NE

Lock 7 Development plans a 49-unit project at the corner of Florida Avenue and Orren Street NE (map) that will feature a mix of studio, one- and two-bedrooms, as well as ground-floor retail. Three to four of the units will be set aside as affordable. Other aspects of the project include ample bike storage and a green roof.


The Maryland

Work is nearly complete on an 84-unit condo project at 1350 Maryland Avenue (map) from Valor Development, DBT Development and PGN Architects. Sales have begun on the development, which will include nine affordable units.


1401 Florida Avenue NE

Developer Mehari Sequar plans a six-story, 34-unit building on a triangular parcel at the tail end of corridor. 1401 Florida Avenue NE (map) looks out onto the neighborhood’s iconic starburst intersection. The building will have ground-floor retail and will require zoning approval.

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_h_street_development_rundown_1034_units_coming_to_the_corridor/9065


  1. Eponymous said at 1:48 pm on Wednesday October 8, 2014:

    Um… these are from west to east. Not east to west.

  1. skidrowedc@gmail.com said at 2:51 pm on Wednesday October 8, 2014:

    Thanks for the compilation.

    All of these will live or die based on the particulars of materials and assemblies selected.  Architects, watch closely those shadowlines, reveals, proposed materials, and flashings—they could be your downfall!  You’re most of the way there, don’t let your attention drop off now!

    With one exception:  The Maryland needs more than just care in construction administration.  It appears generally overworked and badly proportioned.  Its neither-fish-nor-fowl styling comes off as suburban, unworthy of a grand avenue like Maryland Avenue.  The feature element (the corner “tower”) is particularly awkward, with its ponderously uniform dark metal skin and horribly proportioned window patterns.  And it’s entirely unnecessary. Most of the rest of the building simply has too much going on, too much ornament (with not-quite-right propotions and interrelationships), too many bumpouts and setbacks. Not to mention the huge handicap ramp which dominates the street front.  A rethinking is needed.  My advice: either go completely historicist, which means simplifying the massing (probably eliminating the “tower,” or at least unifying its materials with the rest of the building) and focusing on historically-true proportions, elements (especially windows), and shadowlines. Or go modern, which means keeping most of the massing complexity (make the tower taller but shift it off of the corner) but reducing the ornament and changing to better windows.

  1. Thornton Development said at 3:15 pm on Thursday October 9, 2014:

    And 20 units at 1140 Florida avenue NW

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