The 1,100 Units That May (or May Not) Be Coming to Tenleytown and AU Park

  • March 1st 2023

by UrbanTurf Staff

As the four new residential buildings at DC's City Ridge development have delivered, the pipeline of new residential units coming to the AU Park and Tenleytown neighborhoods has shrunk to a handful of projects. A pair of larger developments look to deliver later this year, while perhaps the area's most controversial project seems to be moving along slowly.

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 rundowns we have published this year:


Construction is 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. The development will likely deliver later this year. 

Dancing Crab Redevelopment

A two-year extension has been filed for the start of 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

It appears that progress has slowed to a crawl for 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. UrbanTurf has reached out to developer Valor Development for an update on the project, but has not heard back. 

Upton Place

Construction is ongoing for a project at the former Fannie Mae office building at 4000 Wisconsin Avenue NW (map), which will deliver 689 apartments (65 affordable) above 100,000 square feet of retail. The existing 825 space parking garage will be topped with a six-story, 455-unit East Tower and an eight-story, 234-unit West Tower. Amenities will include two rooftop pool terraces, three courtyards, a fitness center, and co-working space. The development is expected to deliver at the end of the year; Aimco and Donohoe are the developers and SK+I Architecture is the designer.

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