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Madison Investments Plans 49-Unit Condo Building on Capitol Hill

by Lark Turner

Madison Investments Plans 49-Unit Condo Building on Capitol Hill: Figure 1
The Washington Auto Club on 11th Street SE, courtesy Google Maps.

Madison Investments is planning a 49-unit luxury condominium building on the site of the Washington Auto Club, Barry Madani told UrbanTurf on Wednesday.

The building planned for 912 11th Street SE (map) would be located right near an on-ramp to 395 at the southeastern edge of Capitol Hill. Madison Investments, which reportedly had plenty of competition for the site, plans large one-, two- and three-bedroom units. If all goes well, Madani said construction would begin in the first quarter of 2015.

The company plans to buck the trend of increasingly smaller units to aim for a more family-driven demographic, Madani said.

“We’re bullish on larger units at the moment,” he said. “We think Washingtonians are not ants. They need space and they need to have families, and people want to stay in the city. So we’re trying to fill that void.”

The building will also exceed parking requirements for the size of the project.

“Less units, lots of parking,” Madani quipped. “That’s how we roll now.”

The firm is working with PGN Architects on the design for the project, but no renderings have been finalized yet.

“We’ve had a couple of passes, and we’re working toward something more beautiful. We want to look at something contemporary that’s going to fit in with the neighborhood,” Madani said. “Frankly I think anything that goes on that site is going to be an improvement, but obviously we do our best to make sure our designs are something to write home about.”

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