I felt it was my duty to share with the PoP community the “new construction” on my block. “New construction” as it literally was just the front facade of a house. Many of us on the block were eager to have the blight of the block disappear, however now I miss the 4 foot high weeds.”
Thanks to all who’ve sent emails about this pop up on Kenyon Street in Columbia Heights. MW sends the photo above and writes:
“An interesting example of a pop-up that seems to be extremely well done, 1300 block of Kenyon Street NW. Note adaptive reuse of original turret. Very thoughtful, and respectful of the neighborhood fabric.”
Here’s a couple of closer up photos I took over the weekend:
“But Shepherd Street’s residents now face an unexpected obstacle to their environmentalism: pop-up rowhouses potentially blocking their solar panels’ access to sunlight. Two Shepherd Street homeowners with solar panels are especially upset because one rowhouse is slated to grow to three stories right in between them.”
Thanks to all who’ve been sending emails and updates about the pop up above on Kenyon Street. One writes:
“We’ve been watching progress on Kenyon between 13th and 14th. Looks like they will be keeping part of the spire so that’s good. Builders say it will be three separate condos. Interested to see finished product.”
And nearby the old building at 13th and Park Rd, NW has been completely razed. You can see renderings for the new condos coming here.
This one is located at 618 L Street, NE – you can have a look inside one of the units here (3 bed/3.5 bath unit going for $699,900.) What do you think of the pop up (possible completely new construction?) itself?