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  • Nice building but too far from metro. I’ll pass.

    • The U St Metro station is not far from there at all. What is your cut off for acceptable distance? 3 blocks?

    • If you live at 14th and R, you don’t need the metro. Just walk or take a bus!

      • Agreed. Pretty toolish comment. I live a few blocks from here, within a block of U street metro, and never use it. I either walk or bus. The metro blows.

        • i share this opinion. once in a while the metro is handy, but the bus is far superior and goes more places.

          • Clearly this is a joke to to draw attention to the irony of people on PoP commenting that Ledroit, Bloomingdale, Ekington etc. are “too far” from a metro station when in reality much of Logan is just as far if not further than stated neighborhoods.

  • I hope each condo has steel-bolted doors because of the thugs that hang out at the apartments behind this building on R Street.

  • once again, the rendering (even though pretty dull) was more interesting than the actual building.

  • My answer is the same with every one of these urban gentrification and renewal developments…”It is a hell of a lot better than what was there before”.

    Is it going to win an architecture award? No, but its creation employed a lot of people, it replaced an under utilized parcel and it will bring more people with more incomes into the neighborhood. This will in turn spawn ancillary business to take advantage of the new disposable income. And lastly, the city makes out with substantially higher property taxes.

    Win-win-win

  • Really don’t ike this beige brick that developers in DC seem to spend every waking moment of their lives drooling over. Is beige brick extra cheap? is it the developer equivalent of the 39 cent beige ceramic Home Depot tile special we see on every flip and hate?

  • I am sad that AYT automotive is no longer there.

  • The beige brick is what we get thanks to ANC and other “representatives” rejecting any building that has even the slightest architectural interest. Sadly, DC is a town where the few can readily screw it up for the many. Just ask Jamie Leeds.

    • It’s a historic district, so this is to be expected. My question is what’s Arlington’s problem? They get beige all over the place and they have few similar restrictions.

  • Just noticed today that the lot and buildings at Williard and 14th were demolished over the last week or so and they’re already digging the pit. I think that there’s now 7 major developments under construction on 14th between Florida Ave and Rhode Island. It’s a bit overkill with the traffic, no bike lanes, idling construction trucks EVERYWHERE, etc.

    I’m all for making better use of the land we have, but many of the developments are eyesores and it’s just too much to do all at one time.

  • The buildings will have garages and with the commercial component to the project at 14th & U, there will actually be more parking than there is now.

    • We all know garages don’t count. When people complain about the lack of parking, they mean cheap street parking.

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