The 14th Street Development Rundown

by UrbanTurf Staff

The 14th Street Development Rundown: Figure 1
Construction on 14th Street NW

A year and a half ago, UrbanTurf outlined the many residential developments that were on tap for the corridor of 14th Street that runs from just above Florida Avenue to the south of Rhode Island Avenue NW. Now that many of those projects have delivered, and others have popped up, we decided to update the list.

The 14th Street Development Rundown: Figure 2
Rendering for apartments at 2221 14th St. Courtesy of R2L.

2221 14th Street

Douglas Development is constructing a six-story, 30-unit apartment building at 2221 14th Street NW (map). It is not known when the building will deliver, but the rendering gives an indication of what the building will look like — a glass and brick facade, balconies and bay windows for the units. The project will sit on the southeast corner of 14th Street and Florida Avenue NW.

The 14th Street Development Rundown: Figure 3
Rendering of Louis

Louis at 14th

The JBG Companies has almost become a household name given how busy the firm has been in the DC area. One of their biggest developments, on the southwest corner of 14th and U Street NW (map), is currently under construction, and could be delivering by the end of the year. The mixed-use project named Louis at 14th will replace a variety of fast food establishments and will include a 267-unit apartment building with 30,000 square feet of street-level retail.

The 14th Street Development Rundown: Figure 4

1905-1917 14th Street

Level 2 Development is building a seven-story, 144-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail at 1905-1917 14th Street NW (map), which includes the site of the former T Street Post Office. Architect Eric Colbert & Associates designed the building.

The 14th Street Development Rundown: Figure 5

The Irwin

The Irwin is a six-story, 55-unit apartment building planned for 1328 14th Street NW (map). The project, designed by architecture firm Torti Gallas, would have mainly studios and one-bedrooms, ranging in size from 500 to 600 square feet. Plans also call for a large internal courtyard, a common roof terrace, a fitness center, bicycle storage and parking for about a quarter of the units. The design of the project has been subject to a number of revisions, so the final design will be different from the rendering above. No delivery date has been set for the project, which would also have 4,100 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.

The 14th Street Development Rundown: Figure 6
Drawing courtesy of Eric Colbert. Click to enlarge.

Central Union Mission project

The site that formerly housed the Central Union Mission, at 1350 R Street NW, is being turned into a 51-unit condo project that is slated to begin construction in the next month. The mission building will be updated, while the adjacent buildings will have additions built on top. Each unit will vary in layout, from loft-y condos to two-story duplexes. Construction is expected to take 12-14 months.

The 14th Street Development Rundown: Figure 7
2200 14th Street NW. Courtesy of Google Maps.

2200-2202 14th Street NW

Community Three Development is currently in the planning stages of a project at 2200-2202 14th Street NW, a site that was previously owned by Valor Development. Community Three is hoping to put an 18-unit condo project on the site, which is currently occupied by a parking lot and an old, two-story building. The units would range in size from 600 to 1,400 square feet, including a penthouse on the sixth floor. No construction start date has been set.

The 14th Street Development Rundown: Figure 8
Rendering courtesy of Hickok Cole.

14th Street and Corcoran Street NW

Architects Hickok Cole are working with developers on a 40-unit residential project at the corner of 14th Street and Corcoran Street NW, a site currently occupied by a Zipcar parking lot. The six-story building will include 14 underground parking spaces.

The 14th Street Development Rundown: Figure 9
Rendering of new project.

1400-1404 14th Street NW

Abdo Development has plans to create a 30-unit apartment building at the corner for 14th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW. The six-story building will have ground floor retail and second-floor office space, and the units will range in size from 351 to 1,136 square feet.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_14th_street_development_rundown/7182


  1. Zesty said at 8:36 pm on Monday June 17, 2013:
    DC is being transformed into a "real" city (sheds a tear). Our baby is all grown up!
  1. Deanna said at 8:45 pm on Monday June 17, 2013:
    You forgot the newest building to open in the 14th Street area... 14W Apartments! Home to the newest SweetGreen location, Chef Mike Isabella's new restaurants Kapnos and G Sandwich, and of course the much-anticipated Anthony Bowen YMCA! Now open, now leasing... Come by and check us out!! Visit www.Rent14W.com for more information or to schedule an appointment 😃
  1. The Editors said at 9:09 pm on Monday June 17, 2013:
    Deanna, The listed projects are pre-delivery (i.e. in the planning or construction stages), which is why 14W isn't there. Thanks, The Editors
  1. Deanna said at 9:13 pm on Monday June 17, 2013:
    Understood! Thank you! PS- Keep up the great work; I love all the helpful information your team shares!!
  1. jacksondc said at 9:21 pm on Monday June 17, 2013:
    interesting there are fewer and fewer parking spots in these buildings likely to cause higher prices per month ($500 anyone?) in the area and higher cost to purchase. Logan Circle could see $80/100k parking spots in these buildings. Very smart, builders.
  1. Colin said at 9:40 pm on Monday June 17, 2013:
    "Douglas Development is constructing a six-story, 30-unit apartment building at 2221 14th Street NW (map)." Eh, they put up a fence around the lot a couple of months ago, but have yet to do anything in the way of actual construction.
  1. LoganCircleLadyOfLeisure said at 10:58 pm on Monday June 17, 2013:
    A 351 square foot condo? That seems ... special.
  1. Josh said at 12:33 pm on Tuesday June 18, 2013:
    What about the project on the 1500 block of 14th Street? Between Posto and Great Wall Szechuan House?
  1. The Editors said at 12:50 pm on Tuesday June 18, 2013:
    Josh, That project on the 1500 block of 14th Street will be an office building, not a residential project. The Editors
  1. Josh said at 3:30 pm on Tuesday June 18, 2013:
    Ah, thank you -- I had seen it walking down the street, but didn't realize it would have no residential component. Given the neighborhood I just assumed!
  1. CC said at 3:45 pm on Tuesday June 18, 2013:
    Wow. Even more new developments with limited or no parking. Pretty soon we will have to walk to a different zone to get a parking spot. Why doesn't the DC government insist on one spot per unit in new buildings?
  1. Colin said at 4:05 pm on Tuesday June 18, 2013:
    "Why doesn’t the DC government insist on one spot per unit in new buildings?" Why should they? If people want parking and are willing to pay for it, no doubt the builders will include it. As someone who lives in a condo building without parking and doesn't own a car, I am glad I wasn't forced to pay for something I wouldn't use. Stop telling the builders what to build and let the market figure it out.
  1. Jim said at 9:25 pm on Tuesday June 18, 2013:
    What about the project on the 1700 block of 14th, just north of Crown Pawnbrokers and south of Redeem. It used to be a 2-story mostly windowless brick building. I don't know the name of the developer or if it's office and not residential, but Bonstra Haresign is doing the design work if I remember correctly. I walked by yesterday evening and the existing building has been completely torn down and new steel is already being erected.
  1. Jim said at 9:54 pm on Tuesday June 18, 2013:
    OK disregard my last post. Here's my answer right here: http://dcist.com/2013/06/14th_street_warehouse_coming_down_t.php. Office.
  1. The Editors said at 9:59 pm on Tuesday June 18, 2013:
    Jim, Here is additional info as well as a rendering: http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/offices_coming_to_14th_street_corridor/5712 The Editors
  1. Judith Claire said at 1:44 pm on Wednesday June 19, 2013:
    The good news is that young people know life in the city is better with a bicycle, walking shoes, metro and zipcar! So, thank you to the young people who are making a livable, walkable city!
  1. Get Real said at 7:40 pm on Wednesday June 19, 2013:
    "The good news is that young people know life in the city is better with a bicycle, walking shoes, metro and zipcar! So, thank you to the young people who are making a livable, walkable city!" Uhm, if by "better" you mean taking longer to get everywhere, more expensive and more dangerous, then you might be right. With the lone exception of going from one station to another on the same line within 4 to 5 stops, it takes longer to travel via metro than by car. You have to account for the time it takes to travel to the metro station, wait for the train, ride the train, then travel to your destination after disembarking the train. I have timed this and it's true. Now, if DC had made any meaningful investments in the last 40 years in elevated/subterranean highways and arterial routes, simply adjusted stop lights to coordinate with each other, eliminated uterly pointelss stop lights like at 10th and RIA Ave NW, and allowed lights to become blinking yellows at night then it would be incredibly faster to drive around then ride the train. Everyone knows that metro rail is inefficient, but people just think it's cool. If you ripped up the rails and just had dedicated bus rapid transit it would move people much more efficiently. Something just seems incredibly stupid about have $7 million worth of train to move 3 people on a Sunday afternoon when a $15,000 van could easily do that job on the same path. Not to mention the incredible waste of energy and the ecological disaster this is causing just because people want to travel by train and not a vehicle operated with an internal combustion engine. The future is the internal combustion engine powered by natural gas, yet the green special interest lobby won't get behind it because at the end of the day they don't really care about efficiency and the environment.
  1. R. S. said at 10:28 pm on Tuesday August 20, 2013:
    Are the condo or apartment projects considering a portion of the units for lower income folks, those making under $100,000.00? If so, could you identify them. Thank you.
  1. Suzanne said at 4:04 pm on Friday October 4, 2013:
    Thanks for the information. Any updates on planned residential and retail developments north of Florida and 14th St? It would be great to see a mixed-used development at 14th and Clifton, current site of the paint shop and a parking lot that typical house about 3 company vans. This is prime real estate and in my bias opinion a current "waste of space." With the redevelopment of Cardozo High School and a very block a development of some sort would be a nice anchor to all the positive things going on in that little niche of 14th St - 13th St - Clifton St stretch. Thanks in advance.

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