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New Renderings for JBG’s Florida Ave. Project; Reatig Redesign

by Shilpi Paul

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JBG’s Florida Avenue project

Take a look at some of the newest renderings of JBG’s two-building project between 7th and 9th Streets NW along Florida Avenue. Since meeting with the community in December, JBG and project architect Miller Hull have scaled down the development’s size, while differentiating the design of each building.

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In other residential development news, UrbanTurf attended the monthly ANC 2F meeting on Wednesday night and heard the latest on the Susan Reatig designed residential project planned for 926 N Street NW (map).

A representative from Reatig’s firm popped into the ANC meeting in advance of their meeting with the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB), and was greeted with such vehement and unanimous opposition from neighbors regarding the project that they may delay the HPRB meeting until they can resolve the design with the community. The primary concern among Blagden Alley residents was that the current design doesn’t fit in with the surrounding properties.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/new_renderings_for_jbgs_florida_ave_project_reatig_redesign/5061

7 Comments

  1. rico said at 4:34 pm on Friday February 3, 2012:

    maybe the surrounding properties should change to fit the Reatig design….why should new forward design stoop to mimic older uninteresting buildings….?

  1. CA said at 5:38 pm on Friday February 3, 2012:

    Because Blagden Alley is on the National Register of Historic Places and because N St is located within a historically designated neighborhood. The proposed design is out of character and does not make sense, period. Oh, and by the way, it is not forward design… it is just very bad, very boring design. The kind of stuff that a first year architecture student would propose. The neighborhood deserves better.

  1. parkviewj said at 11:56 pm on Saturday February 4, 2012:

    ugly ugly ugly…

  1. roots said at 4:44 pm on Sunday February 5, 2012:

    Really not trying to be rude, more curious. Almost every time a new proposed design is presented in this website or others, almost all comments are negative. Could someone post an acceptable design for people like myself, who have no architecture experience or knowledge? Thanks.

  1. xmal said at 10:56 am on Monday February 6, 2012:

    I agree: it seems like no one is ever satisfied. Except for the preservation of geographically limited areas of special importance (historic neighborhoods, memorials) having a decision-making system that encourages people’s stubbornness will lead to frustration and lost opportunity (cf. U.S. Senate or en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberum_veto).

    And why did the architect scale down the building on Florida? It is a block away from Metro and served by frequent buses on Georgia and Florida (and future streetcars, if you swing that way)—-this is exactly where we should be putting our big buildings.

  1. Devoe said at 11:10 am on Monday February 6, 2012:

    This looks great - start building already!

  1. shaw rez said at 3:34 pm on Tuesday February 7, 2012:

    Cool!  I likey!

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