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49 Mostly Family-Sized Units Proposed on Rhode Island Avenue

by Nena Perry-Brown

1544 Rhode Island Avenue NE. Click to enlarge.

Nearly a year after acquiring permits for a 47-unit residential building to replace the Flip-It Bakery & Deli on the Brookland-Langdon border, the project is getting slightly larger.

District Growth has filed a zoning application to deliver 49 units at 1544 Rhode Island Avenue NE (map). The building would be four stories plus a cellar and penthouse, and would offer inclusionary zoning units. DZ Architecture is the designer.

South elevation. Click to enlarge.

The majority of the units appear to be family-sized: there are no studios, and the unit mix includes 33 two-bedrooms with and without dens, 10 three-bedrooms, and two five-bedrooms. There will also be a shared roof deck and the penthouse units will have private terraces. 

The application is seeking a special exception to provide seven parking spaces, including two publicly-available carshare spaces, rather than the required 15; there will also be 24 bicycle spaces. A zoning hearing has not yet been scheduled; the developer plans to present to ANC 5B at an upcoming meeting. 

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/49-mostly-family-sized-units-proposed-on-rhode-island-avenue/17143

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