Newest rendering of The Bentley.
The Bentley, a six-story, 53-unit apartment building planned for a vacant lot at 1324 14th Street NW (map) is moving forward.
Formerly known as The Irwin, the project recently received approval from the Historic Preservation Review Board and the Board of Zoning Adjustment, Sarah Alexander from architecture firm Torti Gallas told UrbanTurf. They plan to start construction in early 2013.
We’ve been following the design revisions of this project for a few months, as the facade went from glass to brick and the vibe from modern to more traditional in response to commentary from ANC 2F.
The project will consist mainly of studios and one-bedrooms, ranging in size from 500 to 600 square feet, and the project would have a large internal courtyard, a common roof terrace, a fitness center, and bicycle storage. There will also be 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and 20 parking spaces, including one Zipcar space. It will be just down the block from the new 30-unit Abdo project that we reported on yesterday.
Interested in how the design of a new building can evolve in the planning and approval process? Here is a chronological rundown of the renderings:
Original, modern, glass-heavy facade with jutting bays.
Second design revision that incorporated a more traditional skin of red brick masonry while keeping the entry canopy and rooftop towers.
Third rendering with yellow brick facade; entry canopy and rooftop terrace from the original design were maintained.
Latest rendering, which looks identical to the third except for the brick color of the rooftop terrace.
Renderings from Torti Gallas and Partners.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_bentley_formerly_the_irwin_moving_forward_on_14th_street/5495
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