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More Missing Middle? Two Wardman Flats in Truxton Circle Could Become 13 Units

by Nena Perry-Brown

Rendering of proposed development, looking south. Click to enlarge.

Another missing middle example is being proposed in Truxton Circle.

Square 134 Architects has applied for historic preservation review of a design concept to convert the houses at 302-304 Florida Avenue NW (map) into a 13-unit residential development. The two-story rowhouses are landmarked Wardman Flats in an MU-4 (mixed-use) zone.

Rendering of proposed development, looking west down Florida. Click to enlarge.

A cellar level and a set-back third level would be added, and a rear addition would bring the property closer in line with the adjacent ANXO Cidery. Most of the walls between the houses would be removed to open the interior and create a central "trellised lightwell".

Rendering of proposed development, looking northwest from Third. Click to enlarge.

The project would deliver 11 one-bedrooms and two, two-bedrooms ranging in size from 508 to 895 square feet, and the units on the top floor would have interior skylight hatch access to private roof decks.

Rendering of proposed development, looking southwest. Click to enlarge.

Similar subtle density projects have been proposed in recent weeks on Connecticut Avenue and in Park View.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/an-application-to-convert-two-wardman-flats-into-13-units/16580

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