49-Unit Residential Project Planned For Trinidad

by UrbanTurf Staff

49-Unit Residential Project Planned For Trinidad: Figure 1
Rendering courtesy of Lock 7 and Square 134 Architects.

A 49-unit residential development could be on the way to Trinidad.

On Monday night, Lock 7 Development presented plans for a mixed-use project at 1348-1356 Florida Avenue NE (map) to residents of ANC Single Member District 5D06. The developers have not yet decided if the building will be rentals or condos.

Lock 7 met with the community in advance of a hearing with the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA). In addition to a request for a height variance, Lock 7 is requesting the ability to build eight parking spaces, less than the 17 required by code.

The project will be located at the corner of Florida Avenue and Orren Street NE, and will feature a mix of studio, one- and two-bedrooms, as well as ground-floor retail. Three to four of the units will be set aside as affordable. Other aspects of the project include ample bike storage and a green roof.

Lock 7, who worked with Square 134 Architects on the design, said that they hope for a spring 2014 groundbreaking, and estimate that the project will take one year to complete.

Thanks to Frozen Tropics for alerting us to the meeting.

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/49-unit_residential_project_coming_to_trinidad/7837


  1. jerry said at 8:53 pm on Tuesday November 19, 2013:
    looks great
  1. Kes said at 9:51 pm on Tuesday November 19, 2013:
    Eh. I wouldn't say no to more retail closer to the neighborhood, but I doubt they'll manage to get a tenant in there if Atlas Flats and the condos further up Bladensburg still haven't. But only 3 (or 4) affordable units out of *49*? Oh yeah, that will definitely keep Trinidad mixed-income *snarf*. Hope they don't underdig the neighboring foundations like the condo development across the street managed to do.
  1. zack said at 10:54 pm on Tuesday November 19, 2013:
    ..so tired of ALL the new architecture looking the same.
  1. james said at 12:43 am on Wednesday November 20, 2013:
    These guys do great work, loved 1448 Harvard. I hope there is demand in that location.
  1. wylie coyote said at 8:23 pm on Wednesday November 20, 2013:
    For retail, why not include some of the galleries they're displaying and let the Earth Things 4 U proprietors run a small vegan bakery storefront? Their vegan treats are delicious and they are about to get displaced by this project
  1. Please More Buildings said at 9:10 pm on Wednesday November 20, 2013:
    The building will replace a short block of, mostly now vacant, commercial properties. So 3 or 4 affordable units is more than the zero that are there now. You can never make NIMBYs happy.
  1. djbays said at 4:58 am on Sunday November 24, 2013:
    Lock 7 will be presenting their plans for further community feedback at the Trinidad Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday November 26th at 7pm at the Trinidad Recreation Center. If you are a neighbor with questions, concerns or recommendations, show up. --> wylie coyote: Earth Things 4 U is NOT displaced by the Lock 7 development. That is a different block of Florida Ave. And if you looked at the rendering, you'd see the word "gallery" on the front of the building.

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