The New Look and Plans for Shaw's Parcel 42

  • January 5th 2022

by Nena Perry-Brown

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Rendering of current development. Click to enlarge.

The plans for Shaw's Parcel 42 have come into focus after the site lay dormant for years. 

Dantes Partners will construct a 10-story building with 110 apartments above retail on the 15,317 square-foot, city-owned site at 1707 7th Street NW (map). Of the apartments, 108 will be affordable to households earning up to 30%, 50%, and 80% of area median income, and 77 will be one-bedrooms. The plans were shared at the ANC 6E meeting on Tuesday. In late December, the Washington Business Journal reported that building permits had been filed for the site. 

Aerial rendering of current development. Click to enlarge.

The ground-floor retail space is envisioned as including public access to a lounge-like lobby during the day, similar to how The Apollo on H Street operates. The building will also include a fitness center, lounge/coworking space, a residential bicycle room, and 18 surface parking spaces.

The exterior building materials include HardiePanel with a woodgrain design, and the triangular parcel across the alley will serve as public space with a 60-foot long art  installation. Grimm + Parker is the architect.

Rendering of current development. Click to enlarge.
Rendering of previously-approved development for the site.

The city most recently solicited development proposals for the site six years ago, selecting a development team in 2016. The previous plans were for a seven-story development with 118 apartments (30% affordable), 8,000 square feet of retail, and a public park. The Office of Planning applied to upzone the site from ARTS-2 to ARTS-4 in summer 2020.

The development team hopes to break ground this quarter and deliver in 2024.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the-new-look-and-plans-for-shaws-parcel-42/19109.

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