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The 1,101 Units Coming to Connecticut Avenue

by Nena Perry-Brown

UrbanTurf has started the year off by looking at the residential developments in the planning or construction phase for neighborhoods across DC. This week, we focus on the residential developments on tap for one of DC’s main arteries: Connecticut Avenue.

We cover those projects, from north to south, below, and include a couple that are not on Connecticut Avenue but were worth mentioning because of proximity.


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Fifty Three Thirty Three

Calvin Cafritz Enterprises is in the final stages of constructing a 263-unit apartment building at 5333 Connecticut Avenue NW (map). The Chevy Chase building will offer residents a community room, business center, gym, courtyard, and rooftop infinity pool, as well as a yoga room and rooftop dog walking area. The apartments feature Cambria Torquay counter-tops, hickory wood floors and Bosch stainless steel appliances. The building aims to start delivering in winter 2016.


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Park Van Ness

B.F. Saul is replacing their Van Ness Square retail complex with a LEED-certified mixed-use development that will have 10,000 square feet of commercial and retail space sandwiched between 271 apartments. The site at 4455 Connecticut Avenue NW (map) abuts Rock Creek Park and is two blocks from the Metro station. Retail will include a Soapstone Market and a new restaurant from the team behind Fiola, Fiola Mare, and Casa Luca.

The apartments, which should be ready for move-in this spring, will be a mix of one, two, and three bedrooms, with black granite countertops and Carrara marble floors in the bathrooms. Select apartments will have direct access to the parking garage and/or private roof terraces. Amenity spaces will include a club room with terraces, four courtyards, and a decked-out rooftop with a kitchen and entertainment spaces.


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South Cathedral Mansions

This project, a partnership between CAS Riegler and Commonwealth Residential, is a historic renovation and expansion of a Harry Wardman apartment building at 2900 Connecticut Avenue NW (map). Once completed, there will be 165 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as a spa, gym, and dog run. Expected to be ready for March move-ins, the grounds will also feature a space with an indoor-outdoor lounge and pool, grills, test kitchen and coffee bar.


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Wardman Tower

Located at 2660 Connecticut Avenue NW (map), this is another Wardman building originally constructed in 1928. The building has been renovated by a development team of the JBG Companies, a U.S. branch of Japanese builder Sekisui House, and architect Deborah Berke Partners over the past few years.

Once completed this spring, the building will contain 32 luxury condominiums in the $3-$9 million price range. The new units will range in size from two to four-bedrooms, and 2,200 to 4,600 square feet. Amenities will include a fitness center/yoga studio and a resident library-lounge with a garden.


developments along Connecticut Avenue


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The Hepburn

Lowe Enterprises and National Real Estate Advisors are bringing 195 luxury apartments to the Washington Hilton. Located at 1901 Connecticut Avenue NW (map), the apartments will range in size from 450-square-foot studios to 2,000-square-foot three bedrooms. The roof will have fire pits, a water feature and 8”-deep lounge pool, private grilling/dining areas, and a TV and cabanas, in addition to amazing views of the National Cathedral and Washington Monument. Some units will have private terraces or wraparound balconies, and residents should be able to enjoy the Hilton’s room service and can purchase a membership to their lap pool. The expected completion date for the development is this summer.


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Patterson Mansion

This historic Dupont Circle mansion, completed in 1903, once housed President and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge while The White House underwent renovations. After having been the home of The Washington Club since 1951, SB-Urban and Hartman-Fox’s redevelopment of 15 Dupont Circle NW (map) will create 90 fully-furnished micro-apartment studios at 350 square feet apiece. The existing first floor will be a shared amenity space. Like its Blagden Alley project, SB-Urban expects that the building’s tenants will be largely upscale professionals coming to DC for temporary stints.


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1745N: The Row and The Flats

This Madison Homes-led project restores six long-vacant historic rowhomes into a two-part condominium complex at 1743-1755 N Street NW (map). The Row will be the historic portion of the project, containing 31 condos, while The Flats will be 39 loft-inspired condos built behind The Row and connected to it by a courtyard. The development team also includes Resmark Companies and Innovative Development Group, and McWilliams|Ballard will handle sales for the units, which are expected to be available some time this year. Because there will only be 13 parking spaces, purchasers will receive complimentary five-year memberships to Capital Bikeshare.


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The Adele

Located at 1108 16th Street NW (map), this brick and stone building incorporates a historic 1920’s facade into a luxury condo development. There will be eight stories — four with a total of 18,000 square feet of office space, and four upper floors with 14 luxury and one affordable unit. An attic story with ornamental cornice will top the building, which will also feature bay windows and juliette balconies above the historic lower portion. Red Multifamily Development expects the building’s completion in winter 2017.

developments along Connecticut Avenue

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_units_coming_to_connecticut_avenue/10861

1 Comment

  1. Brett said at 3:17 pm on Thursday February 11, 2016:

    The Row has been in development for years. I have zero hope of seeing it completed in the next decade.

    Sad that the addition to the Patterson Mansion is nothing but a white box. I guess money is tight.

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