75-Unit Residential Project Planned For 14th Street Corridor

by Shilpi Paul

75-Unit Residential Project Planned For 14th Street Corridor: Figure 1
Courtesy of PGN Architects.

A nine-story, 75-unit residential project is planned for the intersection of 14th and Wallach Street NW, UrbanTurf has learned.

Developer Madison Investments is planning on submitting plans to the Board of Zoning Adjustment this week for the approximately 75-unit development just below U Street NW (map).

The developers will be building up and around two existing buildings, which will both be preserved, Jeff Goins of project architect PGN Architects told UrbanTurf. A nine-story glassy, modern building (see rendering above) will go up on a vacant site adjacent to the existing buildings. One level of underground parking will be built, and the exact number of units is still under consideration. No word yet on whether the project will go rental or condo, but given Madison Investments’ past projects, we suspect it will be condos.

The new development joins a slew of other residential projects coming to 14th Street NW. Check out the rest here.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/another_residential_project_for_the_14th_street_corridor/7298


  1. John said at 5:59 pm on Wednesday July 10, 2013:
    I would bet money this is going to be reduced to maybe 7 stories. Especially on Wallach street. They will fight this tooth and nail.
  1. David said at 6:47 pm on Wednesday July 10, 2013:
    Like all things DC, let's just consider this an opening to negotiations with the neighborhood NIMBYs instead of what the developer actually thinks the building will look like.
  1. Bob said at 7:24 pm on Wednesday July 10, 2013:
    I can smell the panic and rage on Wallach Place -- aka "The Village of The Damned."
  1. Tom in Michigan Park said at 7:31 pm on Wednesday July 10, 2013:
    Given how frustratingly constipated this town is when it comes to modernism, I'm certain this conceptual design will get watered down. That, of course, is most unfortunate, as the initial design and massing (while a tad clunky), has the prospect of being very cool.
  1. David Garber said at 7:36 pm on Wednesday July 10, 2013:
    Agree with Tom.
  1. Aaron said at 7:49 pm on Wednesday July 10, 2013:
    I was hopeful a developer would come in and save the corner building (it's such an eyesore right now) and incorporate it into the overall design of the main development, so I'm quite happy to see it being preserved. This type of height is entirely appropriate for a location less than 2 blocks from a Metro station, though I'm sure the others posting here are correct in assuming the NIMBYs in the area will raise hell over the height.
  1. Bob said at 8:35 pm on Wednesday July 10, 2013:
    They are plotting right now in The Village of The Damned to turn that into a... they have no idea what they want. Actually they do: Whatever they tell the rest of us they want. If they could ever decide. So for now, they will take... nothing.
  1. Tom Lewis said at 8:35 pm on Wednesday July 10, 2013:
    Nine stories seems kind of high and the building really towers over its neighbors. That being said, I think the design looks pretty cool! It beats the empty parking lot that has been there forever. Does anybody recall the height of Louis 14th? I think that is nine stories.
  1. Mary Quite Contrary said at 8:56 pm on Wednesday July 10, 2013:
    [This comment has been removed by the moderators due to its inappropriate nature.]
  1. Team Wallach said at 8:56 pm on Wednesday July 10, 2013:
    Keyboard commandos talking tough, continuing to trash some great people who live on one of the area's best blocks. Jealous much? Enjoy your studio apartments.
  1. Logan Res said at 9:13 pm on Wednesday July 10, 2013:
    Here's a rundown of what the band of 3 NIMBYs [part of this comment has been removed due to its libelous nature] have fought in the past developments near 14th & U which should give us an idea of what to expect. Building height no taller than 3 levels Building cannot be a hotel Building cannot be an office Building cannot be condos with square footage less than 1000SF Construction can only occur between 2 and 4 PM Building must have 2 parking spaces per unit Building cannot be rental 1st Floor retail cannot be a restaurant 1st Floor retail cannot have a liquor license 1st Floor retail cannot play any music indoors Building cannot have rooftop amenities Building residents cannot park for any reason in a public street space Building materials must be exact finishes that they deem appropriate which will change with each proposal Building windows cannot look down on Wallach St. Units cannot be occupied by students Building name should use terms "zilla" or "towering" Developers should engage every resident within 1 mile radius and ensure they are fully informed of the future development as well as incoporate all of their ideas for the building Best of Luck Madison Investments
  1. The Editors said at 10:18 pm on Wednesday July 10, 2013:
    The comment section of this article has been closed. Thank you for understanding.

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