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JBG Now Planning Residential Building for 13th and U St, NW

by Prince Of Petworth April 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm 28 Comments

Last night JBG had a meeting with neighbors about their plans for 13th and U St, NW (currently home to Rite Aid). At one point they had hoped to build a hotel. A reader who attended the meeting sends his summary:

JBG announced that they are now proposing a residential building at the corner of 13th and U instead of a hotel like they had originally planned. JBG and the Architect said that the hotel required a certain amount of density and height – which in the past had been the major concerns of neighboring residents. The proposed building has less height and density. Here is the breakdown:

-138 residential units – whether it will be condos or apartments is TBD by what the market dictates when the project is built
-15,000 square feet of retail
-90 in height is proposed plus the height of the penthouse
-The Alley will be wider than it exists today and the loading docks for the commercial units will be enclosed
-Architecture is similar to the original proposed hotel
-72 parking spaces are proposed which according to JBG is 10 more than what is required for this use/density
-There will be a private roof deck for the residents of the building
-The project will need to go through the PUD Process
-There will be a Community Benefit Package (requirement) but what will be in the package has not been determined
-Delivery will be in 3-4 years

JBG plans on setting up a website for correspondence with neighbors and concerned citizens.

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