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.

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  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.

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