Insight’s Sarah Davidson presents the project on Tuesday night.
Insight Property Group has an ambitious plan to build 41 townhomes and 40 condos on a 2.13-acre site on Capitol Hill.
The developer detailed its plans for the Buchanan School property at 13th and D Streets SE (map), which shares a block with the neighborhood Safeway, at a heavily-attended community meeting on Tuesday night.
The property today, via Google Maps.
Insight wants to preserve the two oldest school buildings onsite and turn them into 40 condos, with unit sizes ranging from studios and one-bedrooms to larger two- and three-bedroom units. The rest of the development will be built with families in mind, too; all 41 of the rowhouses will have at least three bedrooms and top out at what’s likely to be the new maximum height in R-4 zoning districts: 35 feet.
The rowhouses will have alternating designs mimicking the historic homes in the neighborhood, from Federal-style facades to protruding bays to porchfront homes.
Nine of the townhomes, as well as the condos, will be built by-right. The remaining 32 townhomes will require approval from the Board of Zoning Adjustment before moving forward. The developer plans to provide below-grade parking for most of the townhomes through built-in, individual garages, with 14-16 surface parking spaces for the condos.
Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in the fall of 2016 with completion expected in 2018.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/insight_plans_41_townhomes_and_40_condos_for_schoolhouse_in_capitol_hill/9796
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