Former 9th Street Art Gallery to Become 54-Unit Condo Project

by Shilpi Paul

Former 9th Street Art Gallery to Become 54-Unit Condo Project: Figure 1
Rendering of 1250 9th Street NW. Courtesy of PGN Architects.

CAS Riegler is joining the rush of development coming to 9th Street NW.

The firm has plans to develop a five-story, 54-unit condo project at 1250 9th Street NW (map), currently occupied by the pop-up art gallery Contemporary Wing, and formerly the event space known as Fight Club. The lower level space is still industrial and raw (UrbanTurf popped in during the Shaw Art Walk); CAS Riegler has plans to build the condo project up and around the existing structure at the corner of 9th and N Streets NW, right across from the Convention Center. Approximately 65 percent of the existing historic structure will be preserved.

Former 9th Street Art Gallery to Become 54-Unit Condo Project: Figure 2
Contemporary Wing

The developer presented their plans to ANC 2F’s development committee on Wednesday night and received unanimous approval on variances having to do with height and other details. The design is still being tweaked, and CAS Riegler, who is working with PGN Architects, will return to the committee next month with some revisions, but also some original features, including a wooden rain screen on the facade, pop-ups set back from the front of the building, and a garden courtyard for residents. CAS Riegler’s Kevin Riegler said that the project will also have a ground-floor retail component. A rendering of the interior courtyard below.

Former 9th Street Art Gallery to Become 54-Unit Condo Project: Figure 3
Interior Courtyard

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  1. Crumbbum said at 4:29 pm on Thursday February 23, 2012:
    Good to hear that 65% of the art space is being maintained, but the question is what kind of art space will it be? Fight Club hosted numerous shows for emerging artists, which of course isn't lucrative at all, but these events drove the growth of DC's art scene. My guess is that the developer will want an established gallery which shows art of known artists so they will be able to pay the requisite rent.
  1. Zach said at 4:38 pm on Thursday February 23, 2012:
    Renew Shaw has additional images. Very cool-looking project! http://www.remakingleslumhistorique.blogspot.com/2012/02/cas-riegler-plans-grand-transformation.html
  1. A said at 6:35 pm on Thursday February 23, 2012:
    How will DC be able to sustain this ridiculous residential construction boom? (seems every street corner has projects, cranes, etc., and constant announcemens of new projects) Seems there will be a glut of apartments/condos within 3-5 years.
  1. diane said at 7:54 pm on Thursday February 23, 2012:
    Love the look of that courtyard!
  1. Jordan said at 8:10 pm on Thursday February 23, 2012:
    @ A, http://www.globest.com/blogs/buildingopportunity/mossadams/multifamily-development-moss-adams-318844.html
  1. concerned said at 10:48 pm on Thursday February 23, 2012:
    @A 16,000 net new residents moved into DC since last April. If that rate holds, DC would have over 700,000 residents before the end of this decade. Between now and 2016 will be a period of hyper growth for the city. The new residential construction is barely keeping up with demand now. Signs are beginning to point toward a much larger city over the next 20-30 years. Expect more announcements!
  1. A said at 11:26 pm on Thursday February 23, 2012:
    Jordan and concerned, thank you for the thoughtful responses.

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