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Seven Condos Proposed in Shaw Historic District

by Nena Perry-Brown

Rendering of proposed development from 9th and O. Click to enlarge.

The Shaw residential pipeline may be growing by a handful.

The owner of the three-story building at 1400 9th Street NW (map) has applied for Historic Preservation Review Board conceptual approval to replace it with another three-story building, delivering seven condos and a ground-floor commercial space. 

1400 9th Street NW. Click to enlarge.

The entrance for the resulting walk-up building would be on 9th Street, and there would be units on the cellar level and shared terraces on the second and third floors. Except for a two-bedroom on the third floor, all of the units would be one-bedrooms.

Rendering of proposed development from across 9th Street. Click to enlarge.

The application describes the existing building as "at risk of collapse", and the site is zoned MU-4 for moderate-density mixed-use. It seems likely that the project will need zoning relief in order to exceed the lot occupancy and not provide a rear yard; as a result, the project may opt in to provide an Inclusionary Zoning unit.

Architextual is the designer. Additional renderings are below.

Rendering of proposed development looking west from other side of 9th and O intersection. Click to enlarge.
Rendering of proposed 9th Street at pedestrian level. Click to enlarge.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/seven-condos-proposed-in-shaw-historic-district/17718

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