42-Unit Residential Project Planned Near Union Station

by UrbanTurf Staff

42-Unit Residential Project Planned Near Union Station: Figure 1
Rendering for planned project at 911 2nd Street NE.

Two years ago, The Fortis Companies presented plans for a 42-unit residential development near the intersection of 2nd and Parker Street NE (map). Construction on the project recently began and it was announced that the development will be for-sale units, not rentals.

The six-story project at 911 2nd Street NE is a partnership between Fortis and Northridge Capital. In 2013, a Fortis representative told UrbanTurf that the building will be a “modern take on a warehouse design” with an exterior skin consisting of European engineered materials. Five of the residences will have private entrances off Parker Street, and the building will have 16 parking spaces as well as bike storage.

If all goes according to schedule, the project will break ground in the first quarter of 2014. Fortis is also in the early stages of converting the headquarters of the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Workers in Logan Circle into a 33-unit residential project.

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  1. David Garber said at 5:08 pm on Thursday December 5, 2013:
    Looks great! Definitely fits that corner of the neighborhood.
  1. IMGoph said at 6:03 pm on Thursday December 5, 2013:
    Part of the plan to eventually tear down all of the single-family houses in the neighborhood.
  1. BecauseParis said at 8:43 pm on Thursday December 5, 2013:
    IMGOPH but, but, but, we don't need no stinking high rises or stinking changes to the height act, stinking Paris has high density and no hirises. Because its all 6 story buildings, practically without end. This is called "spreading the development around instead of having it all downtown"
  1. david said at 9:45 pm on Thursday December 5, 2013:
    Yup, I'm against the propose height increase. I think it will definately drown out, visually, the look of the affected parts of the city, downtown, the mall, etc.
  1. Chris in Eckington said at 9:55 pm on Thursday December 5, 2013:
    If these are the same properties I'm thinking of (Richard Layman could back me up), a developer bought those over a decade ago with plans to put in an office building, but given the lack of demand for office space, he's putting in housing, so at least it's something of an improvement.
  1. Campy said at 3:25 pm on Friday December 6, 2013:
    @Chris I think you're probably thinking of the properties that wrap the corner from K to 2nd to Parker. About 8 of those properties are owned by a single entity but there hasn't been any movement on it. This property is on the other side of Parker from those and currently hosts the offices of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
  1. IMGoph said at 5:16 pm on Friday December 6, 2013:
    Hey BeacuseParis - I'm confused. It seems like you're snarking about snarking about snark. It's like a double negative inside a double negative. Can you make it clear what your point is? Thanks.

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