715 Units Proposed For Second Phase of Development for DC's Sursum Corda Site

  • March 21st 2022

by Nena Perry-Brown

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Rendering of the proposed development, from Banner Lane. Click to enlarge.

As the first phase of the redevelopment of DC's Sursum Corda site is in its final stages, plans are emerging for the next chapter. 

The Toll Brothers-led development team has filed a second-stage planned unit development (PUD) application for a parcel southwest of M and North Capitol Streets NW (map) to deliver 715 units across two buildings. Construction is currently underway on 561 units, retail, and a new public street on the south half of the property. 

Rendering of Northeast building, from M Street. Click to enlarge.

The proposed Northwest building would deliver 364 units, including some ground-floor duplex units, and 11,155 square feet of ground-floor commercial space fronting First Street NW. The proposed Northeast building would deliver 351 units above 1,146 square feet of commercial space and will front First Place NW. Both buildings will be up to 110 feet tall. 

Walk-up units in Northwest building, along First Street. Click to enlarge.

The unit mix will span from studios to three-bedrooms, and the buildings will be served by 366 parking spaces on two below-grade levels. Amenities will include interior courtyards and rooftop pool/terraces, and a promenade/plaza will run between the buildings. Cookfox Architects handled the design and KTGY is the executive architect.

Rendering of Northwest building, from M Street. Click to enlarge.

The public housing at Sursum Corda Housing Cooperative was razed a few years ago; the former residents are meant to have the right to return once new one- to four-bedroom units on the South parcel are complete. The overall development also includes 199 units affordable to households earning up to 80% of median family income.

A zoning hearing for the latest filing has not yet been scheduled. Additional renderings are below.

Rendering from courtyard of Northwest building. Click to enlarge.
Rendering looking toward lobby of Northwest building. Click to enlarge.
Rendering of promenade. Click to enlarge.

Images © COOKFOX Architects

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/pud-application-seeks-to-add-another-715-units-to-sursum-corda-site/19413.

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