New Rendering For Hotel/Apartment Hybrid Planned in Mount Vernon Triangle

by UrbanTurf Staff

New Rendering For Hotel/Apartment Hybrid Planned in Mount Vernon Triangle: Figure 1

We now have a better idea of what the 14-story hotel/apartment house planned for Mount Vernon Triangle will look like.

Developer Habte Sequar and PGN Architects filed updated plans for the project earlier this month, which included the gussied up rendering above.

The planned development would be located at 303-317 K Street NW (map), and would consist of approximately 200 hotel rooms on floors 1-11, and an apartment house on floors 12-14 with approximately 30 rental units. There will be an open court behind the property, and two levels of underground parking spaces with a total of 42 spaces.

The new project is just one of several hotels that has been proposed in the city in the last seven months. Below is a quick rundown of the other proposals:

303-317 K Street NW

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/new_rendering_for_hotel_apartment_hybrid_planned_in_mount_vernon_triangle/10812


  1. Brett said at 9:53 pm on Thursday January 28, 2016:
    Another ugly box.
  1. skidrowedc@gmail.com said at 11:03 pm on Thursday January 28, 2016:
    The top and bottom of this box are somewhat dull but respectable. With good material and system selections, they could be contributors to the urban setting. But the middle is a mishmash of current trends, fighting each other aesthetically. The brown frames aren't helping -- hard to tell if they're meant to be Cor-ten steel (another current trend), or just the same ugly color. The two apartment-hotels of Mount Vernon Triangle (this and the one at 901 5th with link in the article) seem to be in a race to the bottom. Which will have worse proportions? Which will have more inconsistent and unresolved motifs? Which will be a sadder reminder that talent and integrity are the keys to success, not mimicking trends? Will one emerge as the definitive what-not-to-do with a K Street Box building? 901 5th probably wins, not so much based on deficiencies of design as that its site is so much more visible. (It could be addressed 499 Massachusetts Ave NW.) The 3rd & K project could get lost in the urban thick, saved by good street-level uses and the inability to get a good view of the rest.
  1. dc2k1 said at 3:21 pm on Friday January 29, 2016:
    I live next to one of Sequar's condo properties and people aren't exaggerating when they talk about the poor quality of their builds. Two years later and there is still window trim on an entire side of the building that hasn't been installed, trim elsewhere peeling off the building... I can only imagine how a high-traffic hotel property will wear over time. I hope the quality is higher than their standard fare.
  1. Sherman Circle said at 9:26 pm on Friday January 29, 2016:
    I wish there was a list of good developers and builders. Bozzuto would definitely not make that list either.

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