40-Unit Residential Project Proposed for Zipcar Lot on 14th Street

by Shilpi Paul

40-Unit Residential Project Proposed for Zipcar Lot on 14th Street: Figure 1
Rendering courtesy of Hickok Cole.

At Wednesday night’s ANC 2F Community Development Committee meeting, architects from Hickock Cole presented plans for a new 40-unit residential development at the corner of 14th Street and Corcoran Street NW (map), a site currently occupied by a Zipcar parking lot.

The plans call for a six-story building that will include ground-floor retail and 14 underground parking spaces. The design is largely masonry based, though the architect mentioned that the bricks will be darker than the traditional red bricks seen near 14th Street. The brick portion of the facade will be level with their neighbor to the north, the new redevelopment project on the boards for the Central Union Mission. The upper floors will be constructed from a lighter material and set back from the facade.

40-Unit Residential Project Proposed for Zipcar Lot on 14th Street: Figure 2
Courtesy of Google Maps.

The committee voted to support the concept and massing of the project in advance of the developer’s upcoming meeting with the Historic Preservation Review Board, but hopes to see more detail at next month’s ANC meeting.

In other news from the meeting, the three-story building that used to house Sam’s Pawnbrokers at 1508 14th Street NW is being fixed up in preparation for future retail tenants. Architect Richard Foster walked the committee through the changes, which right now mainly involve bringing the building up to code and creating a raw, usable space. No word on what kind of retail might be going in the space.

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  1. Adam L said at 4:33 pm on Thursday May 24, 2012:
    And the ZipCars are going where?
  1. Shilpi said at 5:25 pm on Thursday May 24, 2012:
    Hi Adam, The fate of the Zipcars wasn't discussed, but we are looking into it. Shilpi
  1. JT said at 8:33 pm on Thursday May 24, 2012:
    Hi Shilpi, Do you know who the developer is?
  1. Noe R said at 8:35 pm on Thursday May 24, 2012:
    We really need more retail in the area that's not a high end furniture store or bar/restaurant. A cafe, or more clothing boutiques perhaps?
  1. Shilpi Paul said at 8:45 pm on Thursday May 24, 2012:
    Hi JT, I'm afraid I don't -- only the architect came to the meeting, and named the developer as "1617 14th Street LLC." Shilpi
  1. Lisa said at 9:20 pm on Thursday May 24, 2012:
    Affordable housing, or another luxury building? It'd be nice to stay in Logan without having to pay $1,500 for an efficiency. I'm just about priced out of this neighborhood.
  1. Scott said at 8:51 pm on Monday May 28, 2012:
    Noe, why don't you open something? Always easier to recommend or complain from the sidelines...
  1. IMGoph said at 6:09 pm on Saturday June 2, 2012:
    There was a plan for this space years ago, before the real estate market tanked. Any idea if this is larger or smaller than that earlier plan?
  1. Mark Wellborn said at 3:23 pm on Monday June 4, 2012:
    IMGoph, Unclear if it will be smaller or larger than the earlier plan. We plan on attending the ANC2F meeting this week when additional details will be released. Mark Wellborn

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