On Tuesday, Community Three Development received approval from the Board of Zoning Adjustment to move forward with an 18-unit condo project at the northwest corner of 14th and W Streets NW (map).
UrbanTurf last reported on the project in March, when the developers sought approval from the ANC 1B Design Review Committee in advance of the BZA hearing. They asked for a few variances in regard to parking, lot occupancy, and a three-foot rear yard setback from the alley. The project will have four parking spaces, less than what the zoning code requires. The BZA approved all the variances.
The address has been a bit tricky to develop: Valor Development once had plans put a 25-unit project on the site, but chose not to move forward. According to Grant Epstein of Community Three Development, the variances will help make the project viable.
“The restoration of the 1913 commercial building has been one of the major challenges with the redevelopment of this site and these variances make that restoration practical,” Epstein told UrbanTurf.
Community Three’s plan for the site, which is currently occupied by a parking lot and an old, two-story building, includes 18 condos with ground-floor retail. The units will likely range in size from 600 to 1,400 square feet, including a penthouse on the sixth floor.
Construction is estimated to begin in late 2013 or early 2014.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/18-unit_condo_project_moving_forward_at_14th_and_w_streets/7394
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