Hotels, Heating Plants and The 10 Developments Coming to Georgetown

  • February 6th

by UrbanTurf Staff

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After a bit of a lull, the action is bustling again in Georgetown. One of the city's most anticipated restaurants looks to open on M Street this summer. Down the block, Tesla and Kim Kardashian's Skims line will set up shop soon. And there is a lot of new development in the works well beyond the main thoroughfare. 

Today, UrbanTurf takes a look at the latest with the residential (and some of the commercial) projects on the boards and under construction in Georgetown. If we missed a sizable project, just shoot us an email at editor(at)urbanturf.com. 

In case you missed them, here are the other neighborhoods we have compiled development updates for so far this year:


2715 M Street NW

Douglas Development is looking to convert the office and retail building at 2715 M Street NW (map) into a fully residential project. The plans call for 28 new apartments to be added to the existing eight residential units; the new units will primarily be one-bedrooms. Emotive Architecture is designing the conversion. There are currently 62 vehicle parking spaces on the basement level, but only 11 spaces will be required upon change of use. There will also be bicycle parking on the lowest level. 

2715 Pennsylvania Avenue

A five-story, seven-unit building is still on the boards for 2715 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (map). EastBanc and Willco plan to develop the project, where each of the residences will average 2,000 square feet and there will be a ground-floor restaurant with outdoor seating. Souto Moura Arquitectos is the designer and Shinberg/Levinas Architectural Design is the architect of record. The approvals for the project are valid through March 2025. Eastbanc recently told the Washington Business Journal that the delay in development is the result of trouble finding financing. 


Georgetown West Heating Plant

Ground broke last spring on the long-awaited retrofit and redevelopment of the Georgetown West Heating Plant at 1051-1055 29th Street NW (map). The Georgetown Companies and the Levy Group plan to turn the property into a Four Season-branded condominium building, delivering up to 70 units and a one-acre public park that sits elevated atop roughly 100 parking spaces. Sir David Adjaye designed the building and Laurie Olin designed the park. 


3300 Whitehaven Street

A plan is in the works to replace an office building adjacent to The British International School of Washington at 3300 Whitehaven Street NW (map) with a five-story residential/educational building. Grosvenor is the developer and Hickok Cole is the architect. 

As proposed, the building will have 256 residential units and approximately 5,600 square feet for use by the British International School. The unit mix will span from studios to three-bedrooms, and the new development will also include a below-grade auditorium and reconfigured outdoor recreation space. There will be 256 parking spaces. 


1000 and 1050 Thomas Jefferson Street

An affiliate of Potomac Investment Trust has plans to convert a portion of the buildings at 1000 and 1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW (map) for residential use.

The conversion of 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street would consist of the addition of two levels plus a penthouse, with residential units on the upper floors and commercial uses continuing on the lower levels. The conversion would add approximately 95-115 residential units, and the existing 140 parking spaces and loading areas in the building will remain.

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street will be converted to a primarily residential building with the addition of three levels and a penthouse. The preliminary unit count for this building is approximately 170-220 units. The existing 230 below grade parking spaces will remain. Shalom Baranes Associates is in charge of the design for the conversion of both buildings. 


1805 Wisconsin Avenue

Fortis Companies is in the process of replacing the single-story commercial building and surface parking lot at 1805 Wisconsin Avenue NW (map) with a four-story building, delivering 35,000 square feet of residential units above 10,000 square feet of retail. The development would also include 23 below-grade parking spaces. Beyer Blinder Belle is the architect. 


1023 31st Street NW

Douglas Development is looking to retrofit the five-story office building at 1023 31st Street NW (map) into a 90-100 room hotel.

The office building at the address would be wholly converted; two adjacent rowhouses would remain, although prior rear additions to the rowhouses would be demolished in order to create an interior courtyard and construct a rear addition to the hotel. The lower level of the office building, currently a garage, would be retrofit into an exercise room, "breakfast area", and back-of-house space. FILLAT + Architecture is the designer.

Latham Hotel Redevelopment

Work continues at the former site of Georgetown's Latham Hotel at 3000 M Street NW (map). Thor Equities has plans in the works for a 100-room hotel with retail and restaurant space. Winstanley Architects is the designer. 


A 230-Room Hotel on Water Street

At the end of 2022, the Old Georgetown Board approved plans for a new hotel along Water Street. The development team is aiming to turn the property at 3401 Water Street NW (map) into a 230-room citizenM hotel, continuing to reuse the façade of the two-story building and constructing a five-story-plus-penthouse addition. Baskervill is the architect of record and concrete is the design architect. 

Weaver's Row

A new project is under construction at 3220 Prospect Street NW (map), where W. T. Weaver and Sons and developer McCaffery Interests will deliver a six-story 115-unit development. Eric Colbert and Associates is the designer.

Correction: An earlier version of this article had the unit count for 3220 Prospect Street NW as 45 apartments. 

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/hotels-heating-plants-and-the-10-developments-coming-to-georgetown/21939.

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