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155 Affordable Continuing Care Units Proposed in Kenilworth

by Nena Perry-Brown

Bird's eye, southeast rendering of proposed development. Click to enlarge.

A new senior living community is on the boards for DC.

Gragg Cardona Partners and The Carding Group have filed a voluntary design review application for an all-affordable assisted living community at Kenilworth and Eastern Avenues NE (map).

Bird's eye, southwest rendering of proposed development. Click to enlarge.

A five-story building is proposed for the currently vacant 2.8-acre site, delivering 155 apartments for households earning up to 60 percent of median family income. Amenities would include a "general store", kitchen and dining areas, an outdoor terrace, gym, and library. The building would also have a total of 49 parking spaces, including 19 surface parking spaces toward the front of the site.

Bird's eye, northeast rendering of proposed development. Click to enlarge.

The building is designed by E4H Architecture and would also have a rooftop solar array and a "pedestrian boardwalk" to Anacostia Park and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Because the site is in the RA-2 zone, the development requires a variance for a height above what is by-right, and relief for continuing care retirement community usage.

A Zoning Commission hearing is scheduled for June.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/155-affordable-continuing-care-units-proposed-in-kenilworth/15318

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