A rendering of the proposal from SB-Urban and Hartman-Cox.
A proposal to develop a historic Dupont Circle mansion into 90 furnished micro-units — parking not included — received ANC support on Wednesday night without a single protest from commissioners or community members in attendance.
ANC 2B supported the plan for transforming the Patterson House, which is asking for several zoning exceptions, and praised developer SB-Urban and architectural firm Hartman-Cox for their design and transportation management plan.
“A lot of people say that their residents won’t use cars. You’re actually making it a reality for them,” said Noah Smith, the ANC commissioner for 2B-09. “I’m really impressed with the amount of accommodation for alternate modes of transportation besides having a car. You should be a model for other places.”
The design for an addition to the Patterson House was approved by the Historic Preservation Review Board with the ANC’s support in February. It’s now seeking Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) approval for exceptions to rules about courtyards, setbacks and parking. The project wants to create an interior courtyard because its facade is set back from two historic buildings. On the roof of the building, the penthouse, which is solely mechanical, doesn’t quite conform to setback standards. Finally, the project would normally require 23 parking spaces, and the project is asking for an exception.
The back of the development.
The Patterson House’s transit plan includes the following:
- A staff position exclusively dedicated to helping residents get around and navigate alternative forms of transportation.
- Restricting residents from obtaining residential parking permits (RPP).
- A transit screen in the lobby with live-updated transit information.
- A dedicated website to provide residents with transit information.
- Bicycle parking, repair facilities, helmets and Capital Bikeshare memberships will be provided for residents during their initial lease term for the first five years the building is open.
- Car share memberships will be provided for all residents during their initial lease term for the first five years the building is open.
A similar proposal by developers hoping to build a much smaller micro-unit development in nearby Logan Circle failed to convince the BZA to let their project move forward earlier this year, though that project is set to go before the board again on April 1. SB-Urban’s project is currently scheduled for a hearing in early May.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dupont_circle_microunit_proposal_sans_parking_sails_through_anc/8231.
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
When sellers haven't quite lined up their next house before their settlement date com... read »
In this edition of First-Timer Primer, we look into the question of how to determine ... read »
The preferred mortgage product among most home buyers is the fixed-rate mortgage. How... read »
Here's what you need to know about reporting profit made from the sale of your home.... read »
A Roth IRA is one of those accounts that people feel is totally off limits until you ... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
Why condo fees are high in some buildings and low in others can be a difficult questi... read »
Virginia's homebuyer assistance programs can seem complex. This edition of First-Time... read »
In this edition of First Timer Primer, we take a closer look at what you are actually... read »
To help home buyers and sellers both novice and seasoned, UrbanTurf is running a seri... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro