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Shipping Container Apartments Proposed Near H Street Will Not Move Forward

by UrbanTurf Staff

Shipping Container Apartments Proposed Near H Street Will Not Move Forward: Figure 1
Rendering courtesy of Travis Price Architects.

The 22-unit residential development made up of shipping containers proposed for the 1600 block of Kramer Street NE (map) in Rosedale will not move forward.

Travis Price of Travis Price Architects told UrbanTurf that the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will go with another team’s proposal for the city-owned plot.

“We pushed hard for higher density and less parking in line with the growing ‘Eco-New Urbanist’ vision of the city,” Price wrote to UrbanTurf. “A few NIMBYs, not a movement, screeched about not wanting more family density and wanting more parking and public space. So, in typical fashion, the tyranny of the minority ruled over the vision in the final bureaucracy reviews.”

Shipping Container Apartments Proposed Near H Street Will Not Move Forward: Figure 2
Rendering courtesy of Travis Price Architects.

The development, which was to be built in partnership with Neighborhood Development Company, would have consisted of 22 shipping container residences built like rowhouses, with two units per three-story house. Forty percent of the homes would have been designated affordable. Travis Price Architects also designed Edgewood’s shipping container apartments, which were completed in mid-2014.

DHCD will likely make a decision on which of the other two teams won the bid for the Kramer Street site in the coming months.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/shipping_container_development_proposed_near_h_street_will_not_move_forward/10974

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