JBG Plans to Start 134-Unit U Street Project in Fall

by Lark Turner

JBG Plans to Start 134-Unit U Street Project in Fall: Figure 1
Rendering from Architect David M. Schwartz.

A 134-unit project on U Street will start construction this fall, the JBG Companies confirmed at an ANC meeting Monday night. The development will take 22-24 months to complete, so JBG is aiming for a late 2016 completion date. The building was designed by David M. Schwartz Architects.

In addition to providing a construction update, JBG stopped by the ANC 1B Design Review Committee meeting on Monday to give updates on changes to the project’s ground-floor windows, located at the corner of 13th and U Street NW (map).

The project was originally going to consist of all-transparent windows, but a Rite-Aid on the ground floor said its pharmacy required privacy for legal reasons. Two of the project’s windows will now house art installations curated by the Washington Project for the Arts, which means the PUD, approved last June, needed a minor update.

See other articles related to: u street corridor, u street, jbg, dclofts

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/jbg_sets_date_for_construction_on_134-unit_u_street_project/8051


  1. Nathaniel Martin said at 9:18 pm on Tuesday January 28, 2014:
    How could they propose such a dull, pseudo-traditional building for such a dynamic neighborhood? I'd really like to see something more cutting-edge, especially in that part of the city.
  1. Ms D said at 9:57 pm on Tuesday January 28, 2014:
  1. Sherman said at 12:26 pm on Wednesday January 29, 2014:
  1. 7r3y3r said at 4:23 pm on Wednesday January 29, 2014:
  1. CommonDenominator said at 4:30 pm on Wednesday January 29, 2014:
    Condos or Rentals. I think U Street, NOMA, H Street could use a few more condos in the mix.
  1. Urbanist said at 4:45 pm on Wednesday January 29, 2014:
    Great to see a real building coming to the neighborhood. Most of what is being built in the area is banal and will not pass the test of time. I bet the market will reward the investment in good architecture.
  1. Bryan said at 6:04 pm on Wednesday January 29, 2014:
    This project was originally presented to the neighborhood in January/February 2009 >> "U Street Neighborhood Association - A New U Street Destination? JBG's "U Street Hotel" >> http://bit.ly/1bypDeF It has gone through MANY design changes.
  1. Mike said at 7:28 pm on Wednesday January 29, 2014:
    Great, another boring building in a sea of mostly boring buildings in DC. The architecture doesn't need to be over the top, but can we please put a little thought into making something interesting that will add to the value of the city. This building looks like something that they pulled off a shelf from something they've built a hundred times before.
  1. Michael said at 4:53 pm on Wednesday February 5, 2014:
    I'm glad they're working the pharmacy's requirements into the plan. I hate how all the CVSes in town have these huge windows fronting busy streets but they're all blocked out with signage.

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. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!

Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

See more Northern Virginia »


Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

See more Maryland »

Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

See more Northwest DC »

Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

See more Southwest DC »

Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

See more Northeast DC »

Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

See more Southeast DC »