Residential Development Aplenty for 14th Street

by Shilpi Paul

Residential Development Aplenty for 14th Street: Figure 1
Construction on 14th Street NW

Back in mid-October, we wrote a post that looked at the many residential developments on tap for H Street NE. In light of recent news that The District on 14th Street will be a rental project rather than the originally-intended condos, UrbanTurf decided to similarly outline the slew of residential development that is on tap for the corridor of 14th Street that runs from above Florida Avenue to just south of Rhode Island Avenue.

Residential Development Aplenty for 14th Street: Figure 2

2400 14th Street

The construction is moving full-steam ahead at 2400 14th Street NW (map), which will eventually be a 225-unit residential building with ground-floor retail, and two levels of underground parking. The nine-story development will have a rooftop pool, green roof, and floor-to-ceiling windows in many of the units. Delivery is estimated for mid-2013.

Residential Development Aplenty for 14th Street: Figure 3
Rendering for apartments at 2221 14th St. Courtesy of R2L.

2221 14th Street

Douglas Development is planning a six-story, 30-unit apartment building at 2221 14th Street NW (map). It is not known when the building will likely 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.

Residential Development Aplenty for 14th Street: Figure 4


Perseus Realty and the Jefferson Apartment Group are currently building a 231-unit mixed-use development at the corner of 14th and W Streets NW (map). The 300,000 square-foot project will have a new 44,000 square-foot YMCA facility, and 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail space. Units will average a little over 800 square feet, and monthly rents will range from roughly $2,300 to $2,600. Of the 231 apartments, 19 will be set aside as affordable for tenants earning 60 percent or less of area median income. Delivery is expected in the fall of 2012.

Residential Development Aplenty for 14th Street: Figure 5

14th and U

The JBG Companies has almost become a household name in this area given how busy it has been on 14th Street and in the U Street Corridor of late. One of their biggest developments on the southwest corner of 14th and U (map) should be starting construction soon. The mixed-use project 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.

Click a marker to see which project it represents

Residential Development Aplenty for 14th Street: Figure 6

1905-1917 14th Street

Level 2 Development is planning a seven-story, 144-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail at 1905-1917 14th Street NW (map), which includes the current site of the T Street Post Office. Architect Eric Colbert & Associates’ original plan for the building was denied design approval by the HPRB this summer, so not much is known about when the project will deliver.

Residential Development Aplenty for 14th Street: Figure 7

The District

The District, a 125-unit apartment building developed by The JBG Companies and Grosvenor, broke ground at the corner of 14th and S Streets NW (map) in 2010. The majority of the units (85%) at the project will be studios and one-bedrooms and the remainder will be two-bedrooms. The building will feature street level retail along 14th Street, and have an indoor gym, as well as a roof deck with seating areas, a kitchen, bar, and sundeck. Originally planned as condos, it is expected to deliver next fall.

Residential Development Aplenty for 14th Street: Figure 8

Northern Exchange

Northern Exchange is a 36-unit project at 1401 R Street NW (map), located in the building which was formerly the Chesapeake and Potomac (C&P) Telephone Company. The project will be comprised of studios, one and two bedrooms. Developer PN Hoffman is retaining original details from the building’s former life, and the units will have exposed brick, high ceilings, and lofted bedrooms. There will be a 1,000 square-foot retail space on the ground floor, and the project is slated for delivery late next year.

Residential Development Aplenty for 14th Street: Figure 9

The Aston

The Aston, a 31-unit condo development with 18 parking spaces and 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, is currently under construction for the southwest corner of 14th and R Streets NW (map). Designed by Bonstra|Haresign, prices will start in the $300’s and go up to $1.1 million. Delivery is planned for the fall of 2012.

Residential Development Aplenty for 14th Street: Figure 10

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 is 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.

Residential Development Aplenty for 14th Street: Figure 11

1324 14th Street

CAS Riegler is developing a boutique condo on the upper floors of 1324 14th Street NW (map). The project, which will consist of five residential units on top of a ground-level retail space, will have two-bedrooms averaging around 1,000 square feet (two will come with a parking space). Construction is expected to start around the beginning of next year.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_residential_developments_on_tap_for_14th_street/4703


  1. xmal said at 5:16 pm on Tuesday December 6, 2011:
    That totals around 1150 units. 14th street is right between a couple of census tracts, but if you take all the tracts that border that stretch of 14th you have about 22000 people. So I guess that's at least a 5% increase in population. It seems like 14th has already passed a tipping point for density, so this addition of population should be exciting to watch!
  1. stu said at 5:32 pm on Tuesday December 6, 2011:
    Great roundup. So what is the latest with the building that will replace the post office?
  1. Nick Barron, ANC 2F02 Commissioner said at 7:23 pm on Tuesday December 6, 2011:
    The design for The Irwin (1328 14th St. NW) has actually changed significantly from what's shown here. The latest designs will be presented at the ANC 2F meeting tomorrow (12/7) night.
  1. Ben said at 10:26 pm on Tuesday December 6, 2011:
    @xmal: I was looking at US Census data the other day and the average number of people per unit in the District is just over two people per unit. This would be 2300 people, meaning nearly a 10.5% increase in population for the 14th Street corridor.
  1. Ben said at 10:37 pm on Tuesday December 6, 2011:
    I justed looked at the Census numbers again for DC and there are 252,000 occupied housing units in DC and the District has a population of 604,000 people. This is about 2.4 people per unit. Admittedly, condos likely have less than this, but with 1,150 new units, perhaps there will be 1500-2000 new residents on 14th Street.
  1. Juliet Z said at 10:38 pm on Tuesday December 6, 2011:
    Should be interesting to see how quickly the 31 units in The Aston sell. If mortgage interest rates remain low (currently around 4%) and available like they are now, and inventory likewise remains low, delivering in the fall of 2012 could be great timing. Rents for the 1000 plus new apartments expected to become available in roughly the same time frame at $2200 and up, may inspire some people to purchase. In any event, there are many more people who want to live in the n'hood than there are places for them to live, so this is a good thing.
  1. Andrew said at 10:58 pm on Tuesday December 6, 2011:
    There's already a building called the Aston on New Hampshire near 23rd. Why do apartment developers reuse names? There are also like 4 Claridge Houses. What's a Claridge?
  1. Wrack said at 4:57 pm on Wednesday December 7, 2011:
    Density is great. I just hope these aren't more crappy little overpriced apartments/condos like those at View 14 and the Allegro. It just doesn't make sense to me -- you'd think that density and economies of scale would result in units in these apartments being *better* bang for the buck than random units in townhouses/rowhomes. But no -- instead, these apartment buildings charge a ton for little space and unhelpful "amenities" (e.g., a business room on the ground floor with computers and a printer... Seriously?). What gives?
  1. roots said at 7:01 am on Thursday December 8, 2011:
    @Wrack Seems like what gives is apartment buildings charge what seems like a ton but if people agree to the price, then the price will stay there. For 14th street especially near U, there is mucho demand so I won't be surprised when some of these 2BRs are going for 3k, because history has shown that people want to live in "cool" parts of the city. Just the way it is. Kind of like a burger in Dupont costs $12 while a burger that is probably comparable in taste and quality is half the price. If the Dupont place charges $12 and the burgers are selling, Dupont place is going to keep charging $12. Just my take.
  1. lilly said at 5:04 pm on Friday December 9, 2011:
    Nice round-up on 14th St. projects. Would be interesting to see what's in the works for retail. Also, I'm just waiting to see what Duron has in mind for that prime piece or real estate at 14th and Clifton. Frankly, I hope that some sort of mixed-use development is built in that location. Maybe Duron will repeat what they did at P&15th; St. Keep us posted.
  1. lilly said at 5:11 pm on Friday December 9, 2011:
    Again, nice job. Any update on the JBG's hotel at 13th St & U? Any news on the Lincoln Theatre? How about a developer creating residences at the back while maintaing the theatre as is (renovated of course 😃 ). Would be an awful shame to lose an arts venue of that scale that's centrally located in a vibrant community like U St. This is indeed "mid-city" and personally speaing, I am not always in the mood to trek all the way across town to other large arts venues for a good performance. Let's keep everything in our hood.. 😃 I have the same view on going all the way to Gerogetown for good shops. Bring good retail to this area.. Seasons greetings to all!
  1. Jeff said at 10:13 pm on Thursday May 10, 2012:
    I'm sure DC Gov't will allow some enterprsing businessman from Maryland to get a tavern license and turn the Lincoln into yet another club for the hip hops to come in from Maryland to drink, make noise and piss on my porch. Given our dear Mayor's brilliant plan, they'll probably be able to stay open until 4am too!

DC Real Estate Guides

Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market

We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!

Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

See more Northern Virginia »


Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

See more Maryland »

Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

See more Northwest DC »

Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

See more Southwest DC »

Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

See more Northeast DC »

Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

See more Southeast DC »