18-Unit Condo Project at 14th and W Gets Green Light

by Shilpi Paul

18-Unit Condo Project at 14th and W Gets Green Light: Figure 1

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.

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  1. Aris said at 10:37 pm on Thursday August 1, 2013:
    I am so unbelievably tired of all the new architecture here following the same lame formulaic bias of a few board members and their design henchmen. Lord, when will this stop. When will an architect with a voice finally break through their bozo filter?
  1. Brian Levy said at 3:49 pm on Friday August 2, 2013:
    I live one block from this project, and have been engaged with the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association (as a member and former president) for many years to encourage redevelopment of this lot. So I know many of us in the neighborhood are happy to see the empty parking lot at last turn into something. However it is deeply disappointing to me that the current plans feature the same generic, soulless condo aesthetic that will surely make architecture students of 2020 scratch their head in wonder. We know that in this crazed market the condos will sell in minutes, but in the rush to profit, is there truly no room for inspiration?

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