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353 Units, Rooftop Restaurant Proposed at The Portals in Southwest DC

by Nena Perry-Brown

Portals IV site. Click to enlarge.

A block away from the historic Cotton Annex, itself in line for a residential retrofit, another old Southwest property is getting a residential redo.

Republic Properties Corporation has applied to replace the surface parking lot beside the Bureau of Engraving & Printing's coal shaker facility at Maryland Avenue and D Street SW (map) with a 13-story, 353-unit residential building.

North elevation of proposed building (from D Street). Click to enlarge.

The proposed development would be the fourth building at The Portals development. The zoning application requests a special exception to include a 2,500 square-foot public rooftop restaurant/bar with outdoor seating in the project. WDG Architecture is the designer.

North elevation of proposed building (from Maryland Avenue plaza). Click to enlarge.

Despite the site's location in the D-5 zone exempting it from parking minimums, the development will include 237 parking spaces as well as a bicycle room. The project is also subject to Commission of Fine Arts review.

The Board of Zoning Adjustment will consider the application in March.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/353-units-with-a-rooftop-restaurant-proposed-at-the-portals/17656

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