Topic: Eyesore at Park Road and 13th Street
Eyesore at Park Road and 13th Street
Columbia Heights has a new residential development at 1300 Park Road NW. Developed by the CAS Riegler Companies and built by Snead Construction LLC , this “boutique condominium building” as described on the developer website and originally planned as a 4 unit building with floating decks, was finally built as a 5 units building with no character nor any architectural appeal.
It is a shame that the neighborhood has added a new architectural eyesore to its collection.
What happen to the original design shown on the Snead Construction and CAS Riegler webpages? The original was not great but at least was designed with scale transition to the adjacent row houses and treated the corner as a corner. So it was obviously modified to gain saleable square footage in detriment of Architecture, Urbanism and community (See original design versus final product photos)
Hopefully the developers will provide the “several hundred square feet of outdoor space with custom landscaping”