124-Unit Micro Studio Development on North Capitol Will Deliver in 2016

by UrbanTurf Staff

124-Unit Micro Studio Development on North Capitol Will Deliver in 2016: Figure 1
Rendering of John and Jill Ker Conway Residence.

A 124-unit building on North Capitol Street that will provide apartments to veterans recently topped out and will deliver next year, according to a press release.

The John and Jill Ker Conway Residence, located at 1005 North Capitol Street NW (map), is being constructed by The Joint Venture of GCS-SIGAL and was designed by Sorg Architects. The developers are Community Solutions and McCormack Baron Salazar.

The 14-story building will consist of 12 floors of micro studio rentals, ranging in size from 330 to 405 square feet, that will sit over office and retail space on the first two levels. In addition to a lounge and fitness center, the building will also have conference space and social services for residents.

About half of the units will be permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless veterans. The remaining apartments will be for those making at or below 60 and 30 percent of area median income.

Rendering courtesy of Sorg Architects.

1005 North Capitol Street NW

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  1. lapopessa said at 7:14 pm on Tuesday September 22, 2015:
    An architectural monstrosity of a pop up that is a wreck in the neighborhood. The only good thing about it is the purpose. Noone should ever hire that architect again.
  1. MJS said at 8:48 pm on Tuesday September 22, 2015:
    The rough angles are not pleasing and certainly are not complementary to the neighboring architecture. Too bad someone didn't find a pretty and complementary building design in another city and ask that architect to adapt it for this lot and interior purpose.
  1. mattopp said at 9:42 pm on Tuesday September 22, 2015:
    Few individuals object to the fact the the majority of contemporary architecture in the District is boring, bland and a shaped in a square. While the reasoning for this is obvious as it maxes out FAR in a city with height restrictions. Although the design of this Property is not ground breaking by any means it is more interesting than the majority of other Properties being built. I think if they altered some of the treatment of the materials depicted in the initial rendering it could improve the "cold" feeling dramatically. A lot of the "neighborhood architecture" is boring and does not deserve to be complimented. The human eye wants variation.
  1. gee said at 9:55 pm on Tuesday September 22, 2015:
    I find the design interesting and certainly preferable to most of the bland and dull buildings in the District
  1. lapopessa said at 10:03 pm on Tuesday September 22, 2015:
    I would love an interesting design as well. But this is just a group of roach motels stacked on top of one another.
  1. Brett said at 10:48 pm on Tuesday September 22, 2015:
    It's not great, but at least it's not a boring box like most others in DC. That said, it could be better.

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