Long-Stalled Capitol Hill Oasis Project Moves Forward

by Shilpi Paul

Long-Stalled Capitol Hill Oasis Project Moves Forward: Figure 1
Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

Work has restarted on one of the longest stalled residential projects in DC.

Capital Hill Oasis, located at 12th Street and K Street NE (map) in Trinidad, started going up way back in 2005. The developers planned for ten luxury, five-bedroom, four-story townhouses with elevators, intended for well-heeled buyers.

They also planned a second phase of 16 condos. Though construction was progressing, a series of unfortunate events, well documented by Frozen Tropics, eventually led to the foreclosure of the property. (The events included digging out the foundation in such a way that the wall of a neighboring building collapsed, eventually leading to a fire in that building.)

Since then, the fenced-off project has been an eyesore. But now, reports Housing Complex, Premier Bank (which owns the property) has obtained permits and started construction about a month ago. They hope to be able to deliver the units in either July or August.

Trinidad has proven this year that it can attract high-end buyers. We’ll keep you updated as this project moves forward.

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  1. anonymous said at 4:18 pm on Wednesday April 24, 2013:
    Are you kidding me? They should bulldoze the place and start over. I wouldn't dream of buying there given the certainty of structural issues.
  1. kboogy said at 4:27 pm on Wednesday April 24, 2013:
    Please note that this project is not located in Trinidad but rather the adjacent neighborhood of Atlas.
  1. ra said at 5:42 pm on Wednesday April 24, 2013:
    Please note that Atlas is not a neighborhood!
  1. kboogy said at 6:01 pm on Wednesday April 24, 2013:
    Near Northeast, Old City 1, Capitol Hill North, Atlas District, etc. Take your pick on the neighborhood name but either way this atrocious project is still not located in Trinidad as noted in the posting.
  1. makeba said at 10:46 pm on Wednesday April 24, 2013:
    By far the worst I have ever seen. This gives modular housing a bad rep. Why someone @ dcra didnt catch this on paper is beyond me. I met the owner a few yrs. ago and told her to hire me next time if she wanted to build something. This should be flattened and started over. The bank vp I spoke with says they are moving forward. Its absurd! A good lot going to waste. With it being a 'new' build, there's no excuse. Even a novice can see and appreciate good architecture after gazing at this debacle. www.gaineskelly.com
  1. jag said at 6:26 am on Thursday April 25, 2013:
    Those townhomes are truly ugly. And who the heck wants to own and maintain a freakin elevator and use it to constantly move among a series of small floors. What an idiotic idea.
  1. trini said at 1:05 pm on Thursday April 25, 2013:
    They are now making them into multi units as they have dug out the front of the homes to make entrances and windows in the basement level which is not seen in the picture above...
  1. Tom A. said at 12:53 pm on Wednesday May 22, 2013:
    and..... the condo building has just been permitted. Nothing can go wrong now, nope, nothing!

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