Early rendering courtesy of Trout Design Studio.
New residential buildings have been popping up all over DC. But residences on top of an existing building are something that the city hasn’t witnessed in recent memory.
At Wednesday night’s ANC 2B meeting, Trout Design Studio presented a concept design for a two-level addition to an existing five-story commercial building in Dupont Circle. Under the plans, the first four floors of 1337 Connecticut Avenue NW (map) would remain commercial, the fifth floor would become residential, and two new floors would be added on top of the building. The three top floors would potentially be split up into 10-12 condos.
Ground floor of 1337 Connecticut. Courtesy Google Street View.
This is not an altogether new project. Plans for a different design were presented to the Historic Preservarion Review Board (HPRB) last June, which dictated that the addition should be more contemporary and visually appealing. So, the new design largely consists of glass and metal panels in an effort to emulate the massing of the existing building with contemporary materials.
While the Dupont Circle Conservancy and the ANC (as of last night) have approved the design concept, the project still has to go to the Zoning Board and then back to the ANC, so UrbanTurf will check in on its progress in the coming months.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/new_residential_project_planned_for_top_of_dupont_circle_office_building/6504.
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