WaPo: Tenleytown Safeway Could Get Residential Component

  • May 16th 2011

by Mark Wellborn

WaPo: Tenleytown Safeway Could Get Residential Component: Figure 1
Earlier rendering for new Tenleytown Safeway.

The Washington Post’s Capital Business is reporting that new plans are in the works to re-develop the Tenleytown Safeway into a project featuring “a larger, 58,000-square-foot store, with some 150 apartments on top and 10 to 15 new town homes.”

This is by no means the first go-around for re-development talk for the Tenleytown store. Plans have been off and on for years to re-design the 34,000 square-foot store, but zoning issues and neighborhood objections have resulted in constant postponements. While one of the issues raised by neighbors — a desire for a mixed-use development that includes residential and retail components — would be addressed in the latest plans, The Post intimated that neighborhood approval is still critical:

“[Tim Baker, vice president of eastern division real estate for Safeway] cautioned that the company is still gathering input from the community on its Tenleytown plans, but Safeway has issued a request for proposals to housing developers and expects to pick a partner and seek zoning changes later this year.”

UrbanTurf readers may recall the last time the Tenleytown Safeway made headlines, back during Snowmaggedon when store employees went home in the middle of the storm, leaving customers to use the honor system.

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