A major residential development has been proposed one block from Mt. Vernon Square Metro station.
Mid-City Financial has plans to replace the Washington Apartments Complex in the 1200 block of 5th Street NW (map) with a 365-unit residential development. A pair of donut-shaped volumes will be on either end of the super-block, connected by the shared residential lobby and amenities. The central volume will be set back such that the project will deliver a park accessible to the public at the meeting of 5th and Ridge Streets.
Designed by Torti Gallas Urban, the building will be up to 50 feet tall and will provide 100 below-grade parking spaces. The unit mix will be studios to three bedrooms; 10 percent of the residential space will be affordable to households earning up to 60 percent of area median income (AMI), and 2 percent will be affordable to households earning 80 to 120 percent AMI.
The development would be by-right and would not require historic preservation review. ANC 6E Commissioner Rachelle Nigro shared the plans in advance of a public meeting next week, where the developer is expected to present the development plans to the community. The plans will go before the ANC in July. Additional renderings are below.
Correction: The park will be privately-owned and -managed, but accessible to the public. The developers will present to the community next week, and to the ANC in July.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/from-beginning-to-end-365-units-proposed-for-shaw/15470.
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
A new report out this week found that homes in the DC region are selling nearly a wee... read »
A revised plan is on the boards for a group of five townhouses in the middle of China... read »
Why it might be the best time for boomers to sell; a building purchase near Union Sta... read »
The home was originally built as the president’s house for American University and ... read »
This week's Best New Listings includes a mid-century home in Falls Church reimagined ... read »
UrbanTurf takes a look at the options DC homeowners and residents have to take advant... read »
The residential compound is along the 3000 block of N Street NW.... read »
UrbanTurf takes a look at the close-in Maryland zip codes where prices have risen the... read »
Today, we will take a look at the close-in Northern Virginia zip codes where prices h... read »
Hockey players and horse riders, this sprawling Virginia estate may be for you.... 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. Start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro