New Development on Rhode Island Avenue Could Have Restaurant, Grocery and Coworking

  • March 19th 2019

by Nena Perry-Brown

Newer rendering of proposed development. Click to enlarge.

Note: New renderings have been added to this article and others replaced since publication.

A multi-layered new development is on the boards for Rhode Island Avenue NE. 

Addisleigh Park Washington Properties has applied for Board of Zoning Adjustment approval to raze and replace a restaurant on a triangular lot at the corner of Rhode Island Avenue and Hamlin Street NE (map) in the Langdon neighborhood.

Rendering of the proposed development looking westward down Rhode Island Avenue, courtesy of Studio Upwall. Click to enlarge.

The project that will be built in its place, called Woodridge Commons, would house a restaurant with rooftop bar/dining on the mezzanine, second- and penthouse levels, as well as a coffeeshop and possibly a grocery store or coworking space on the cellar, ground and mezzanine levels.

Rendering of the building from Rhode Island Avenue. Click to enlarge.

The ultimate combination of uses will depend on what the market demands. "In order to provide the Applicant with flexibility in marketing the space and to respond to uncertain market demand, the Project has been specifically designed to allow options for various commercial uses of the space, including, coffee shop, restaurant, grocery store and roof top bar," the application states.

Studio Upwall is the architect of the development, which received unanimous support from the ANC 5C at a September 2018 meeting. A BZA hearing has not yet been scheduled. Additional renderings are below.

Bird's-eye rendering of Woodridge Commons. Click to enlarge.
Rendering of the building from Hamlin Street. Click to enlarge.
Rhode Island Avenue elevation. Click to enlarge.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/restaurant-with-grocery-or-co-working-options-proposed-for-rhode-island-ave/15153.

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