A Facelift is Proposed for Franklin Square Office Building
A 30 year-old office building off Franklin Square may be destined for a facelift.
Brookfield Properties is looking to modernize and reskin its 12-story building at 1200 K Street NW (map). As described in a zoning application filed to modify the original planned unit development approved in 1989, this redevelopment would include shifting the massing of the building to create outdoor terraces and adding a habitable penthouse.
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The more "contemporary" new design would use a metal frame to encase the façade and would update the retail with more glass. Covered outdoor terraces would be added on the 4th and 7th floors, while uncovered terraces would be on the 10th and 12th floors. Amenities like a fitness center and space for meetings and co-working would be added for the office tenants. STUDIOS Architecture is the designer.
The proposed penthouse would have indoor and outdoor space and would also be used to add a green roof and solar panels. Its addition would also require a contribution to the affordable housing fund. The building would retain its 241 parking spaces.
A zoning hearing has not yet been scheduled. Additional renderings are below.
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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/facelift-proposed-for-office-off-franklin-square/18018.
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