26-Unit Residential Development on the Boards For Shaw

by UrbanTurf Staff

26-Unit Residential Development on the Boards For Shaw: Figure 1
Early rendering of 1212-1214 4th Street NW

Plans were filed late Monday with the city for a 26-unit residential project in Shaw that will consist largely of studios and one-bedroom units.

The development is on the boards for 1212-1216 4th Street NW (map) on the southern edge of the Shaw neighborhood.

Per the filing with the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA), the existing buildings at the address would be renovated and the apartment building on site would be expanded. The garages at the address would be razed.

The proposed development would have residential units on three levels — six apartments on the first floor, 12 on the second and eight on the third floor. The development would consist primarily of studio and one-bedroom units, but there would be a handful of two-bedrooms and one three-bedroom. A neighborhood retail establishment would be located on the ground floor, and the development would have nine parking spaces.

The project, designed by Square 134 Architects, is requesting variances from the lot occupancy and lot area requirements.

1212-1216 4th Street NW

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  1. AK said at 6:53 pm on Tuesday November 10, 2015:
    Interested to see the variances requested. I have no idea how they think the neighborhood can support that many more occupants, particularly with 9 parking spots. Not a fan of the new exteriors of previous projects.
  1. CJohn said at 9:09 pm on Tuesday November 10, 2015:
    Apartment buildings in the R-4 have a 1 to 3 parking requirement, so the ANC has nothing to complain about because this building meets the requirement. This site is also 2.5 blocks from the metro, so the transportation argument is weak. The project is located in the Mt. Vernon Historic District, so the design is subject to HPO approval...so don't hate on it, it might not be what the architect really wanted.

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