With the recent ribbon-cutting at church-turned-hotel-and-gathering-space The Line, a phenomenon identified 20 years ago as the "Georgetownization" of Adams Morgan seems to be taking a different turn, as buildings are slowly being redeveloped to incorporate more residences. However, most of the development in the neighborhood seems to fall into one of two categories: soon to deliver or pending in perpetuity.
Here is UrbanTurf's updated look at the residential development pipeline for Adams Morgan.
In case you missed them, here are the other neighborhoods we have covered this year:
- The 825 Units Coming to the 14th Street Corridor
- The 650 Units Headed for the H Street Corridor
- The 2,480 Units in the Navy Yard Pipeline
- The 3,120 Units Slated for South Capitol Street
The by-right mixed-use project at 1773-1777 Columbia Road NW (map) is in the home stretch, putting Foxhall Partners and Beztak Properties on track to deliver 80 apartments atop 9,500 square feet of ground-floor retail this summer. The units will be studios, one-bedrooms and one-bedrooms with lofts, each with 9 foot-high ceilings.
The building will also provide 30 below-grade parking spaces. The retail space at the six-story development is being marketed by Streetsense.
After being granted all the necessary city approvals at the end of a tumultuous tug-of-war with community residents, the redevelopment of the Suntrust Plaza at one of Adams Morgan's most prominent intersections has come to a halt. Last August, an appeals court judge granted a preliminary injunction that temporarily axed plans to demolish the bank and plaza at 1800 Columbia Road NW (map). A hearing on whether the public has a perpetual easement on the plaza for community use is scheduled to begin in mid-April.
If the courts take the side of the developers, PN Hoffman and Potomac Investment Properties will likely move forward with plans to construct a six-story condominium building on the site. There will be a total of 52 units above two or more street-level commercial tenants, likely to include a cafe or restaurant with outdoor seating. The building will also have a roof deck, bike storage room and 32 below-grade parking spaces. Eric Colbert and Associates is the architect.
Adams Morgan is not a neighborhood known for office space, but given the de facto co-working spaces popping up in the lobby at The Line DC and at coffeeshops around the neighborhood, there appears to be demand. The Imperial is a 31,000 square foot commercial creative office space located at 1763 Columbia Road NW, directly across the street from The Line. The three floor offering features a private first floor entrance and an outdoor area that could be used as a private patio and courtyard. The space from Tenacity Group is currently being marketed by Avison Young.
The development being billed as a residential extension to the Scottish Rite Center at 2800 16th Street NW (map) is currently still in preconstruction. Eastbanc partnered with the center to construct nine stories with 120 residential units on the surface parking lot behind the facility on-site. Grimshaw Architects is the designer of the building, which will have an above-grade connection to the existing facility and will include two below-grade parking levels with 75-80 parking spaces.
Mill Creek Residential is wrapping up the planned-unit development slated for 2700 16th Street NW (map), previously the site of the Italian Embassy. The existing neo-renaissance style embassy building has been restored, gutted and retrofit to create residences which will begin leasing next quarter. A new nine-story building will also be constructed on the site for a planned delivery in the third quarter of 2019.
The entire development will furnish 135 luxury studios, one-, two- and three-bedrooms along with over 2,000 square feet of amenities that take advantage of the historic parts of the former embassy, including a clubhouse, business center and fitness center. There will also be two levels of underground parking.
After the vacant Transcentury Building at 1724 Kalorama Road NW (map) changed hands 18 months ago, things have been relatively quiet under new owner Bellevue. Behind the scenes, however, building permits to rebuild the structure and append a two-story addition were extended for a second time last month. The most recent plans were to convert the office building into 48-55 apartments.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the-adams-morgan-development-rundown/13643.
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