Check Out a Rendering for Takoma Theatre Apartments

Rendering of 6833 4th Street, NW via DC Takoma

Thanks to a couple of readers for sending. From DC Takoma Theatre Proposal:

Adaptive Reuse Proposal
Takoma Theatre Apartments is a proposed adaptive reuse project that seeks to creatively convert the historic Takoma Theatre into a mixed-use building with apartment units and ground-level flex space. Working with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, this adaptive reuse proposal will retain the exterior of the historic structure and its vestibule and lobby configuration. In an attempt to retain the building’s historic association as a theatre, the exterior redesign will retain the scale and rhythm of openings and incorporate compatible material. Additionally, theatre signage and marquee will be retained and incorporated into the new design. This proposed new use as an apartment building with flex space will complement the current residential neighborhood and enhance the vitality of the community. In an effort to bring life back to this historic landmark and enhance to the vitality of the community, this project capitalizes on the historic building’s notable design, prominent location, and original mixed-use program.

You can learn more about the project here and more about the history of the Takoma Theatre here.

2 Comment

  • Word on the street is they have been working on plans for over a decade, trying to appease the NIMBYs, Preservationists, Thespians is a tall order indeed. If they get tired with dreaming up plans for that they can dream more plans up for the abandoned theater on Flower Ave.

  • I hope they have better luck with this scheme. In the past, the neighborhood and a theatre “conservancy” group have stonewalled any progress on this site. Basically they wanted to pressure the owners into giving it to them at (if you’ll pardon the expression) a knock-down price. I still think under a strict interpretation of the DC historic preservation ordinances that cutting large windows in the walls and roof is going to be a no-go.

Comments are closed.