A New Look For 14th and R

by Shilpi Paul

A New Look For 14th and R: Figure 1
Latest rendering for Central Union Mission. Click to enlarge.

UrbanTurf recently got its hands on the newest and most detailed rendering of the 51-unit Central Union Mission condo project at 14th and R Street NW.

Courtesy of architect Eric Colbert, the rendering reveals a simple, window-heavy rehabilitation of the existing buildings, and set-back additions on 1625 though 1629 14th Street NW. Plans call for 1350 R Street NW, the main address for the former Mission, to be updated, while the buildings at 1625 through 1629 14th Street NW will have additions built on top.

The layout of each condo will vary, Colbert told UrbanTurf, from loft-y condos to two-story duplexes, with a mix of larger and smaller units. No announcement has been made regarding what will occupy the retail space on the ground level.

A New Look For 14th and R: Figure 2
The old Mission building.

The previous occupants of the Central Union Mission have moved to the mission’s new location at 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Developer Jeffrey Schonberger first started planning the project in 2006. As we reported in July, the building began construction this summer. Delivery is expected in the late fall 2014.

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  1. Sarah said at 2:51 pm on Thursday October 3, 2013:
    I find this quite tasteful. I particularly like the retail portion, as it looks like it will really brighten up that corner.
  1. Insane said at 3:52 pm on Thursday October 3, 2013:
    $1,000,000 to live in a former homeless shelter!
  1. Chaz said at 8:33 pm on Thursday October 3, 2013:
    No, the previous occupants of the Central Union Mission haven't yet moved to the mission’s new location at 65 Massachusetts Avenue NW. I work right next door to the old Gale School; it's still under renovation/rehabbing. Where, actually, are the former residents of the mission. Can anyone enlighten me?
  1. andy said at 9:20 pm on Thursday October 3, 2013:
    Hope the project turns out great. That building served for many many years as a beacon of the great hope that God offers all of us.
  1. Mario said at 10:26 pm on Thursday October 3, 2013:
    I find it distasteful for these developers to use the name Central Union Mission for condos--hopefully they're changing the name. Because the new use of the building will not help the community at all, just call it what it is: Another Condo Project for Rich People.
  1. Bill Ulle said at 11:27 pm on Thursday October 3, 2013:
    The building was a car dealership many years ago. The condo's should be named after that. 14th street was automobile row, hooker row, now restuarant row. LOL
  1. Patrick said at 1:45 am on Friday October 4, 2013:
    Any idea on pricing or when pre-sales will begin? Or the size of units (i.e., how many 1BRs vs. 2BRs?)
  1. JNo said at 2:55 pm on Saturday October 5, 2013:
    I think the Mission's previous occupants moved to the liquor store on 14th between U and V St. NW.

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