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30-Unit Residential Project Proposed for Takoma Historic District

by Nena Perry-Brown

Sketch of development, looking roughly westward down Vine Street. Click to enlarge.

The residential pipeline is growing in the Takoma Park Historic District — on Vine Street, in particular.

Montage Development Group and Rosewood Strategies plan to apply for Historic Preservation review for a concept to replace the surface lot and two story contractor building at 221 and 225 Vine Street NW (map) with a residential building delivering roughly 30 units. The building will be four stories tall and will have residential units in the cellar and penthouse levels.

Sketch of proposed development from the end of Vine Street. Click to enlarge.

There will likely be 2-3 inclusionary zoning units at 50 percent and 80 percent of median family income. Aside from needing Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) approval, the building will be by-right, although it is currently only planned as residential despite being in a mixed-use zone.

Sketch of proposed development from the train tracks. Click to enlarge.

The design, by Square 134 Architects, is intended to reference both the industrial character of Vine Street while offering a buffer to the contributing building it abuts at 6940 Maple Street NW. There would also be a few surface parking spaces on the west side of the building.

The development team presented the plans to a meeting of ANC 4B earlier this week and hopes to have an HPRB hearing in December.

In addition to this project, the 7-Eleven across from Takoma Metro recently closed and will be replaced with a 37-unit condo-over-retail development, and a 120-plus unit affordable senior and supportive housing development is also likely to break ground next summer at 218 Vine Street NW (map)

Read more about other development in Takoma here.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/30-units-proposed-for-takoma-historic-district/16088

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