Adams Morgan Residential Project to Break Ground By End of 2013

by UrbanTurf Staff

Adams Morgan Residential Project to Break Ground By End of 2013: Figure 1
Rendering of 1827 Adams Mill Road. Courtesy of PGN Architects.

A 35-40 unit residential project on the site of an Exxon gas station in Adams Morgan will break ground in the fourth quarter of 2013, UrbanTurf has learned. Perseus Realty and PGN Architects are partnering on the project.

In addition to between 35 and 40 condos, 1827 Adams Mill Road (map) will have 8,600 square feet of ground floor retail. The site is currently leased to an Exxon station, but in the next several months, that lease will be terminated and work will begin on the project. The expected completion date for the project is the beginning of 2015. Sales at the project will be handled by Urban Pace.

The new development is just one of several on the boards for the neighborhood. Others include:

  • A 40-unit new condo project from Altus Realty Partners, Federal Capital Partners and PGN Architects planned for 2337 Champlain Street NW (map). The project is aiming to deliver in early 2014.
  • A 19-unit project from Capital City Real Estate at 1700 Euclid Street NW that is under construction and already selling.
  • A 117-unit residential development will be constructed in the parking lot adjacent to the Dorchester House at 2480 16th Street NW (map).
  • Adams Investment Group is renovating and converting an approximately 200-unit residential project down the road from the Dorchester House project.

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  1. Jason said at 4:21 am on Tuesday February 5, 2013:
    I'm actually not happy about the idea of the gas station going away. There aren't many gas stations and even fewer good auto repair shops in Adams Morgan let alone all of northwest DC.
  1. Lou said at 9:35 pm on Monday February 4, 2013:
    And don't forget the new residential building planned for the old Ontario theatre site. 65-85 units plus retail....good for the 'hood.
  1. Josh Gibson said at 9:38 pm on Monday February 4, 2013:
    I live across the street, and my building's records show that back in the 1930s we fought the gas station's creation. Looks like they're finally getting their way!
  1. Johnny said at 10:44 pm on Monday February 4, 2013:
    Is that enough retail space to house a small higher end grocer? I know there is a harris teeter and safeway nearby. And a tiny Yes Organic. But there is still a grocery void in my opinion. One there would draw from woodley park and kalorama which are also under-served for groceries. It would be nice if Yes Organic expanded. Or maybe this is enough space for a small MOMs Organic. Perfect for a Trader Joes too but they seem slow to expand.
  1. kob said at 11:40 pm on Monday February 4, 2013:
    Totally endorse the grocery store idea. Please don't let a bank branch occupy the space.
  1. Timothy Jones said at 4:23 am on Tuesday February 5, 2013:
    Yes! Let's get rid of every useful business and have condos and hotels everywhere!
  1. xmal said at 4:35 am on Tuesday February 5, 2013:
    Or---here's a better idea---let's let the market decide on the best use for the space: a one-story gas station with razor thin margins or multi-sotry mixed-use.
  1. Mindy said at 3:23 pm on Tuesday February 5, 2013:
    Architecturally it's such a boring building. Doesn't look any different than any of the stuff going up on 14th/U St or over on Champlain. No character (snooze). The developer, Perseus, also does not have the best reputation in the neighborhood so this should be interesting. I'm also curious about the handling of the removal of the buried gas tanks. It's my understanding that in the past there was a leakage problem, so some sort of brownfield remediation will need to take place.
  1. Q said at 5:06 pm on Tuesday February 5, 2013:
    Ugh, part of the charm of that area is the fact that we don't have any of the crap that's going up at 14th and U. 35-40 units? No mention of parking, and it looks like the building will take out the parking lot btw the Exxon and SoHo. I was really hoping this new wave of development would stay on the other side of Columbia Road.
  1. Admomaven said at 6:07 pm on Tuesday February 5, 2013:
    9,000 more square feet of retail space is terrific for the neighborhood. Folks who are always clamoring for more retail space...here you go.
  1. Vernon St. Resident said at 6:50 pm on Tuesday February 5, 2013:
    Here's my fond memory of Perseus Realty: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/09/AR2006120900838.html
  1. woodley park said at 1:36 am on Wednesday February 6, 2013:
    yippee! the closest gas station to my house and the one i was always least likely to use. and good riddance to the bright lites at nite from this hell hole.
  1. LovelyVelocity said at 3:39 pm on Wednesday February 6, 2013:
    I've used the mechanics for years, and will miss them. I'd buy gas there in a pinch. The building is, to put it mildly, unattractive. It embodies the worst of Columbia Heights/U Street ugly architecture. Is there nothing we can do on aesthetic grounds alone?
  1. calvert street said at 6:21 am on Wednesday February 13, 2013:
    Boo...This was my gas station. I understand that anything is better than a gas station, but they are all disappearing. :(
  1. Brian said at 6:39 am on Wednesday February 13, 2013:
    wow, that WPost link is crazy. I totally get it though. While I didn't get death threats, I faced relentless harassment from another big management company who wanted us tenants out.
  1. Bruce Majors said at 12:08 pm on Thursday March 28, 2013:
    It's funny. The federal government expands for decades, creating tens of thousands of 6 figure jobs for people with law and other advanced degrees, mainly non-black people by the way, and DC becomes majority white, rents and real estate prices skyrocket, and everything is torn down to build loft condos. And people who live in DC, many of whom are employed by the government or "think" tanks to study and plan the economy and society, don't see the causal connection. Which pretty much explains the federal government.
  1. Annie Riddle said at 1:45 am on Monday April 8, 2013:
    This building, like the new hotel proposed nearby, is pursuing a variance for less parking than zoning requires. There is already a parking crisis in the neighborhood; between the loss of spaces on 18th St, the adjustment of street parking. recognizing that there are goals to make this a walkable city - as compared to New York. DC is Not NY. It does not have the transportation infrastructure of NYC, nor the demand/density. The average hh in DC has 1.7 cars and like it or not, for many they are a reality.

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