A Barrel House and Liz: The 420 Residences Headed to 14th Street

by Nena Perry-Brown

The 14th Street Corridor development scene has been a bit quieter lately, with at least two boutique developments temporarily shelved and the two-part Portner Place redevelopment delivering last year.

While the potential sale of Masa 14, restoration of the Republic Gardens property just off the strip and introduction of retail on the ground floor of the Black Cat will certainly keep the area interesting, opportunities for new housing here are dwindling. Today, UrbanTurf takes a look at what residential projects remain in the 14th Street pipeline.

In case you missed it, UrbanTurf also revisited the H Street corridor residential pipeline here.

Martha's Table Redevelopment

The largest development headed to 14th Street is the block-long transformation of the commercial strip that previously housed Martha's Table, between V and W Streets NW (map). Construction has already begun to append seven stories of mixed-use to the restored historic two- and three-story commercial façades on the site,  delivering 241 residences and 39,382 square feet of commercial space. There will also be 65-75 below-grade parking spaces accessible via rear alley entrance.

The Perkins Eastman-designed development will also incorporate several arts-related components, including a mural and 4,000 square feet dedicated to arts and entertainment partially in and atop the historic garage building at 2114-2116 14th Street NW. 

 The 825 Units Coming to the 14th Street Corridor: Figure 1

14th and Florida

Eisen Group and Ellisdale are currently adding four floors to the existing three-story commercial building at 2213 14th Street NW (map) in order to deliver 56 apartments with 5,321 square feet of ground-floor retail. The project, which will also have 15 below-grade parking spaces, is expected to deliver this October.

1714 14th Street

Construction continues at 1714 and 1716 14th Street NW (map), where Coba Properties is combining the existing conjoined office/retail buildings to the two-story carriage houses toward the back of the site. The completed development will deliver 8 loft apartments, each with outdoor space, above two floors of office and ground- and cellar-level retail space. Akseizer Design Group is the architect and the interior designer.

Correction: Arcadia is no longer involved in the architecture of this project, and 11th Street Property Group has rebranded as Coba Properties.


The redevelopment of the former site of the Whitman-Walker Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center at 1701 and 1711 14th Street NW (map) brings another block-long redevelopment to the corridor. The seven-story building will include 78 apartments, from studios to three-bedrooms, and 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. There will also be a series of "outdoor rooms" along the street level with public art and seating.

The limestone and terra cotta building, designed by Selldorf Architects, will incorporate a restored historic Belmont Garage and will also accommodate the return of a Whitman-Walker clinic and offices on the bottom two floors. The "Liz" name is in honor of Elizabeth Taylor, who also helped fund and lent her name to the medical center previously on the site. The project, a partnership between Whitman-Walker Health and Fivesquares Development, is expected to be complete in June. 

Barrel House Liquor Redevelopment

The iconic barrel of Barrel House aside, a mixed-use development is under construction at 1341 14th Street NW (map). Metropolis Development Company is constructing a seven-story building with 37 residences atop ground-floor retail. Bonstra|Haresign Architects is the designer of the project. The development is expected to deliver in late 2020.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the-420-residences-headed-for-14th-street/14938

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