Logan Circle Car Wash to Close, Making Way For 67-Unit Condo Project

by Lark Turner

Logan Circle Car Wash to Close, Making Way For 67-Unit Condo Project: Figure 1

The Mr. Wash car wash in Logan Circle will close this month as work begins on a 67-unit condo project at the 13th Street site.

Mr. Wash, the adjacent Jerry Chan’s Carry-Out and a garage at 1309-1313 13th St. NW (map) will make way for the six-story development. The Holladay Corporation is the developer on the project, according to a November article in The Dupont Current. Among other projects, Holladay Corporation developed The Matrix on 14th Street and the Car Barn on Capitol Hill.

An executive at Holladay told the Current that the plans were preliminary, though some work occurred at the site as early as last spring; the DC government issued a permit to allow the company to do initial work and analysis in May 2013.

It is unclear when work will start on the new project, but with the closing of the car wash, we imagine it will be soon. Stay tuned.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/high-rise_condos_to_replace_mr._wash_on_13th_street_nw/7986


  1. Peter said at 6:05 pm on Monday January 13, 2014:
    I have always wondered how long these two businesses would be able to hold out.
  1. revitalizer said at 3:57 am on Tuesday January 14, 2014:
    The next census should reveal that this part of Logan Circle will contain DC's most densely populated census tract with 70,000+ people per square mile.
  1. Thom said at 4:27 pm on Tuesday January 14, 2014:
    Too bad a better developer didn't get this site. The Matrix is not considered one of Logan's successes. This site sits next to The Iowa which by nature of its provenance, if for no other reason, has cache. It is also directly across the street from Solo Piazza, Logan's best building. Doubtful they will up their game but we can hope. Look for lots of kevlar, duct tape, wall board, and staples if The Matrix is the guide.
  1. Ep Sato said at 5:05 pm on Tuesday January 14, 2014:
    For years that car wash was the only thing that kept my view of Logan's Circle clean and clear. Now some jerkfaces are going to make that pristine spot into condos (and block my view in the process?). FRAK! Worst news I've heard all day.
  1. Neighbor said at 9:41 pm on Tuesday January 14, 2014:
    *Would a smart developer in DC build out some office condos please? *Businesses in our neighborhood are needed. *Mr Wash is a busy business *Chinese take out feeds a lot of blue collar workers, salesmen, and workers on the go. And during the summer months, they have 8 coolers full of cold beverages. *Residential condos, there are still so many vacant in our area, all you have to do is look at how many lockboxes are hanging outside of an entrance. *Yes my neighbors at the Iowa are about to lose their sunlight because of this project.
  1. Not a NIMBY said at 4:42 pm on Sunday January 19, 2014:
    All I have to say to those IOWA Condo owners is this. When you bought your condo you knew the zoning of the undeveloped land adjacent to you and what could be built there as a matter or right. If you want to preserve your light or view, get out your damn check book and buy the property. Otherwise move or shut up. I am tired of people thinking they have the right to dictate what someone else can legally do with their property (provided they stay within the Zoning and Historic regulations where applicable).
  1. Bonnie said at 12:05 am on Thursday February 6, 2014:
    If you're looking for a DC car wash, check out www.capitolshine.com . There aren't many left downtown
  1. Wes said at 12:09 am on Tuesday September 23, 2014:
    I know Premere is mobile and does auto detailing in DC http://www.premereautodetail.com

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