Leasing or Limbo: The 4 Big Developments in The Tenleytown and AU Park Pipeline

  • February 13th

by UrbanTurf Staff

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The development pipeline in the Tenleytown and AU Park neighborhoods has dwindled in recent years, as some projects are nearing completion and others are seemingly in perpetual limbo. 

Below, UrbanTurf takes a look at the latest with the developments in the works along this stretch of Wisconsin Avenue. If we missed a big one, just shoot us an email at editor(at)urbaturf.com. 

In case you missed them, here are the other neighborhoods we have compiled development updates for so far this year:



Construction looks to be in the final stretch for the office-to-residential development at 4620-4624 Wisconsin Avenue NW (map) helmed by Urban Investment Partners. The eight-story project dubbed Broadcast will deliver 144 apartments atop 11,600 square feet of retail and 58 below-grade parking spaces. The unit mix will span from studios to two-bedrooms, and 15 of the apartments will be set aside for households earning up to 60% of area median income (AMI). Hickok Cole is the architect.

As for community benefits, UIP is renovating the Chesapeake House to included a Fort Reno Park civil war museum, and the developer is also building a pocket park at River Road and 42nd Street NW. 

Dancing Crab Redevelopment

A two-year extension is almost up to begin construction on the development planned at the former Dancing Crab at 4615 Wisconsin Avenue NW (map). The development would be a seven-story building with 41 apartments. A pair of two-bedroom units will be for households earning up to 60% of AMI, and there will be a one-bedroom unit for a household earning up to 50% of AMI. There will also be five garage and four alley parking spaces. Bonstra|Haresign is the architect.

The Ladybird

There has been little progress on the planned unit development (PUD) proposed at AU Park's former Superfresh grocery site. As proposed, the project, designed by Torti Gallas, would deliver 214 units, a 13,000 square foot grocer, and five townhouses to 4330 48th Street NW (map). Twelve percent of the residential space would be inclusionary zoning units, including at least 4 three-bedroom units. 


Upton Place

Apartments are now being leased at Upton Place, a nearly 700-unit apartment building at the former Fannie Mae office building at 4000 Wisconsin Avenue NW (map). The project consists of a six-story, 455-unit East Tower and an eight-story, 234-unit West Tower. Amenities include two rooftop pool terraces, three courtyards, a fitness center, and co-working space. Aimco and Donohoe are the developers and SK+I Architecture is the designer.

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