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The 10 Projects in the Works in Takoma/Georgia Avenue Pipeline

  • April 6th 2023

by UrbanTurf Staff

Construction has continued humming along on the uppermost stretch of Georgia Avenue and along the northeastern border of Maryland.

Below, UrbanTurf takes an updated look at the residential pipeline in these DC neighborhoods, starting westward in Takoma, then south down Georgia Avenue. If we missed a project, just shoot us an email editor(at)urbanturf.com.

In case you missed them, here are the other rundowns we have published this year:


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Strayer University Redevelopment

Douglas Development secured financing earlier this year for a 356-unit by-right project at 6830 and 6896 Laurel Street NW (map). The open space at Laurel and Aspen Streets will also be enlarged, and there will be 67 parking spaces hidden along the rear alley parallel to Laurel.

The unit mix will be mostly larger one-bedrooms, along with studios and two-bedrooms; there will also be roughly 28 Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) units affordable to households earning up to 60% and 80% of area median income (AMI). Eric Colbert & Associates is the architect. 


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6928 Maple

Petra Development has plans for a 49-unit project at 6928 Maple Street NW (map). All of the residential units in the 50-foot tall development would be affordable to housing voucher recipients, and there will be 23 long-term bicycle spaces and seven secured surface parking spaces. 


225 Vine Street NW

Montage Development Group and Rosewood Strategies are building a 35-unit, high-end co-living building at 221 and 225 Vine Street NW (map). The development will include three IZ units at 50% and 80% of AMI, and there will also be some surface parking. Square 134 Architects is the designer. 


300 Carroll Street NW

Just a bit further down Vine, a five-story, 159-unit development that would span the block between 325 Vine Street NW (map) and Carroll Street is in the works. The development would also refresh the one-story commercial strip across the street from the Takoma Metro at 300-308 Carroll Street NW (map) and restore and reuse the Victorian house-apartment-hostels above. SGA Cos. is the developer/architect. The development will include 16 IZ units, 23 parking spaces, and 53 bicycle spaces, and the unit mix will span studios to three-bedrooms. 


The Arbor

Work is underway at the former 7-Eleven site at 218 Cedar Street NW (map) for a 55 foot-tall, 36-unit condo building. The units would be mostly one-bedrooms, and 3-4 of the units would be IZ, The development would also have 9,000 square feet of office and/or retail space. The project will also include 14 bicycle and 12 vehicular spaces of garage parking. Neighborhood Development Company is the developer and Square 134 Architects is the designer.


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Takoma Metro Development

Developer EYA and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) have a 435-unit mixed-use project in the works for the 6.7-acre site at Eastern Avenue and Cedar Street NW (map). A large part of the Moya Design Partners-designed development will be two acres of open space split across a public park along Eastern Avenue and an activated retail plaza with terraced steps at the Metro entrance along Carroll Street. 


Beech Tree Place

Another all-affordable development is in the works in Shepherd Park, replacing the two-story multifamily buildings next door to the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library at 7428 Georgia Avenue NW (map). All 65 of the units will be affordable to households earning up to 50% of AMI, and the unit mix will span from studios to three-bedrooms.

The five-story development will include a rooftop solar array and provide a handful of parking and carshare spaces, and amenities will include a gym and a lounge. Lock7 Development is the developer and Torti Gallas is the architect.


The Parks at Walter Reed

The redevelopment of the 66-acre former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus continues and will eventually deliver over three million square feet of mixed-use, including more than 2,100 residential units; 150,000 square feet of retail; two charter schools; office, hotel and creative space; and 14 acres of green space.

The nearly 400 units at The Brooks and The Vale delivered last year, and Kite House, a new condo development, is nearly complete. 

Hines, Urban Atlantic, Triden and architect Torti Gallas Urban are the master planners. Here's what's next on the residential front:

Toll Brothers will construct 47 townhouses and 94 stacked bi-level condos at Georgia Avenue and Fern Street NW (map). The three-bedroom units would be arranged in rows; each townhome will have a two-car garage and each condo will have one garage space. Twelve of the units will be affordable to households earning up to 80% AMI. The developer is also the design architect, and The Eisen Group is the architect of record.

The Reynard is a five-story project in the works at the southwest corner of Georgia Avenue and Dahlia Street NW (map) that will deliver 344 apartments above 24,000 square feet of commercial space.

Up to 11% of the residential space will be affordable to households earning up to 50% and 80% of AMI, and some of the storefronts along Georgia Avenue will house live/work units and "outward-facing" building amenities, such as a café, a yoga studio, and co-working space. The development will also provide 240 below-grade parking spaces; BKV Group is the architect.

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Fifty townhouses are currently for sale along a central mews for the site on Aspen Street between 14th Place and Luzon Avenue NW (map). The townhouse-unit buildings will be in clusters of three and five, each 2-3 stories tall and 16 feet wide with interior one-car garages. Each unit would also have two- to three-bedrooms, plus attic/loft and outdoor terrace. Four of the townhouses will be affordable dwelling units (ADUs) for households earning up to 80% of AMI. 

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the-10-projects-in-the-works-along-the-takoma-georgia-avenue-pipeline/20860.

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