A rendering of ONTARIO 17
The corner of 17th and Columbia Road NW is a bustling intersection, close to the heart of Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant and Columbia Heights. Since the Ontario Theater opened there over 65 years ago, the corner has gone through a number of transformations. The Peterson Companies is very excited to have the opportunity to give this intersection new life and has recently awarded Ellisdale Construction the construction contract to effect this transformation.
The planned exterior of the building will include detailed brickwork, metal paneling, extensive glass storefront and windows, as well as the original Ontario Theater canopy. Each unit features its own private balcony, with ornate railings, and the ground floor will feature details like marquee-style signage boards.
A rendering of the roof at ONTARIO 17
ONTARIO 17 will feature 9,000 square feet of retail space and 80 residential condominium units, including studios from 370 square feet, one-bedrooms from 675 square feet, and two-bedrooms from 980 square feet. Residents will enjoy a well-appointed lobby and a large community roof deck. The project will offer underground vehicle and bicycle parking, as well as storage units.
Ellisdale Construction is a regional construction firm specializing in urban-infill, mixed-use projects. They offer pre-construction and construction services for a wide variety of clients. Their project portfolio includes historic renovations and new construction with a focus on innovative designs paired with cost-effective construction. The firm is well-established in the District and recently completed the construction of The Aston condominiums (see photo, right). Their renovation projects include The Sorrento (Adams Morgan), Ontario Court (Adams Morgan) and The Monroe (Petworth), as well as new builds including The Harrison (Friendship Heights), Moderno (U Street Corridor) and Aria (NoMa).
Peterson Companies, led by Milton V. Peterson, founder and chairman, is one of the largest privately owned development companies in the Washington D.C. region. Founded in 1970, the company currently employs more than 150 people who direct and manage all facets of the development process in-house, including design and construction, project management, land planning and zoning, legal, accounting, property management, leasing, marketing and project finance—for retail, residential and office construction. The Peterson Companies is the only development company in the Washington D.C. region that offers fully integrated development and management service for residential, retail and office space under one roof. For more than 40-years, The Peterson Companies has been responsible for some of the best-known mixed-use development projects in Northern Virginia and Maryland. Among those are: National Harbor (Oxon Hill, MD), Fair Lakes (Fairfax, VA), Washington Center (Gaithersburg, MD), Fairfax Corner (Fairfax, VA), Downtown Silver Spring (Silver Spring, MD), and Virginia Gateway (Gainesville, VA).
Architectural firms and developers interested in working with Ellisdale on pre-construction or construction services should contact Ellisdale President Kevin Ash at email@example.com or estimator Chris Chacey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in purchasing an ONTARIO 17 Condominium, please visit the project website at www.ONTARIO17.com.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/ontario_17_condominium_transforming_former_theater_site_in_adams_morgan/7907.
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