Large 20-Unit Condo Project Coming to Brookland

by Shilpi Paul

Large 20-Unit Condo Project Coming to Brookland: Figure 1
The site, courtesy of Google Maps.

Lock 7 Development plans to build a 16- to 20-unit condo building in Brookland, UrbanTurf has learned.

Located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Franklin Street NE and 12th Street NE (map), the large site will accommodate a new construction project with larger-than-average units, a parking space for each condo, and a sizable communal green space, Dave Gorman of Lock 7 told us.

Each unit will be 1300 square feet and will span two levels, townhouse-style. The developers are hoping to offer private decks and roofdecks when possible. They are considering a retail element or live/work spaces (which explains their interest in demand for such properties).

The project is the latest in a boom of activity in Brookland, and will be located across the street from Menomale, a pizza place that is growing in popularity.

“We think 12th Street NE could look and feel very similar to 11th Street NW in Columbia Heights in a few years,” said Gorman. “It has a great neighborhood feel and supports several small, independent retailers.”

Delivery is estimated by the end of 2014.

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  1. Anonypants said at 9:53 pm on Wednesday October 23, 2013:
    Very happy to read about this - it looks like the developer does nice stuff.
  1. andy said at 1:04 pm on Thursday October 24, 2013:
    Love the idea of live-work units there but that could be a disaster for financing. As i understand things, freddie, fannie and fha do not have a category for live-work or multi-unit condos. If they can build them fee-simple and have them zoned C2A that would probably be the better option.
  1. 11luke said at 2:04 pm on Thursday October 24, 2013:
    Would be nice if they added some 3 br units too. Ad some variety to the condo stock- it's basically all 1 and 2 br units. Trust me, there's lots of demand from young families for 3 br units.
  1. Sherwood said at 2:57 pm on Thursday October 24, 2013:
    No doubt there's demand for 3BR units, all else being equal, but people won't pay nearly as much (in dollars per square foot) for the extra space.
  1. Tom in Michigan Park said at 3:15 pm on Thursday October 24, 2013:
    This is great news, and further reinforces the significant investment in new commercial and residential development underway throughout Brookland. However, this hardly qualifies as a "large" project. Infill, yes. Monikers like this will only fuel the old-time NIMBYs and naysayers that are against any change whatsoever in Brookland/Michigan Park.
  1. Robert Albrecht said at 5:57 pm on Thursday October 24, 2013:
    That is a great corner to spruce up and help continue the positive progress the neighborhood is experiencing! A little far from the metro but definitely walkable.
  1. Please More Buildings said at 10:15 pm on Thursday October 24, 2013:
    Perfectly walkable. It's 0.8 miles to the Brookland Metro and 0.6 miles to the Rhode Island Ave Metro. Plus there are bus lines running to both Metro's via 12th street. There's a stop literally across the street from this building site. This will be a great addition. It's replacing a used car lot and an abandoned store front church. 20 units is not big.
  1. BJ McKellar said at 3:54 am on Monday October 28, 2013:
    This is great news. I own a property management office right around the corner on 10th st. It will be great to see something new in the area. I really like whats going on in Brookland. Rents are moving up.
  1. Kate W. said at 6:23 pm on Tuesday October 29, 2013:
    I've heard in other projects in the neighborhood 3 bedrooms units were dropped from consideration because of NIMBY fears that students would move in. I agree that there is probably some demand for that.
  1. Brooklander said at 1:54 am on Friday November 1, 2013:
    This is good news. Now if a developer could convert those abandoned warehouses along Channing St. into lofts, then I would be a happier camper.

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