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Plans Filed to Turn Georgetown’s Latham Hotel Into New 82-Room Hotel

by UrbanTurf Staff

Plans Filed to Turn Georgetown's Latham Hotel Into New 82-Room Hotel: Figure 1
Rendering of Thor Equities’ plans for Latham Hotel.

A number of new plans have been floated for the former Latham Hotel on Georgetown’s M Street, but recently-filed documents show it will remain a hotel, albeit with a familiar design.

On Wednesday, Thor Equities filed plans with the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) to convert the property at 3000 M Street NW (map) into an 82-room hotel.

Plans Filed to Turn Georgetown's Latham Hotel Into New 82-Room Hotel: Figure 2

If you think that the renderings here look familiar, you’d be right as the developer did not change much, in terms of massing, design and scale, from when a proposal was introduced a couple years ago to turn the property into a 140-micro-unit development. This was no doubt a calculated decision on the part of Thor Equities, as the previous proposal had already received approval from the BZA in 2014.

Plans Filed to Turn Georgetown's Latham Hotel Into New 82-Room Hotel: Figure 3

In addition to 82 rooms, the hotel will have approximately 34,000 square feet of retail space. The plans will retain the 24 parking spaces on the lower level of the property, which will be accessible by a car elevator.

Last July, developer SB-Urban decided not to move forward with plans to redevelop the hotel site into a micro-unit project with 140 furnished residences. Thor Equities purchased the building two months later for $53 million.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/plans_filed_to_georgetowns_latham_hotel_into_new_82-room_hotel/11133

4 Comments

  1. gee said at 7:34 pm on Wednesday April 20, 2016:
    Now if we could only get Citronelle back.....especially the bar
  1. Nathaniel Martin said at 8:18 pm on Wednesday April 20, 2016:
    The design is awfully sedate, but at least it's not phony Federal. I guess we should be grateful that it is tasteful and not overtly historicist.
  1. Brett said at 5:35 pm on Thursday April 21, 2016:
    Yawn! Boring, unimaginative design. We can do much better.
  1. gee said at 7:36 pm on Thursday April 21, 2016:
    Difficult to get imaginative design past all the Georgetown boards, but it's another missed opportunity to make the streetscape more exciting

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