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From the Forum – Empty lot at Florida Ave and North Capitol St.???

by Prince Of Petworth January 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm 30 Comments

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Rendering via Bonstra architects

Empty lot at Florida Ave and North Capitol St.???

“Anyone know anything about the empty lot at Florida Ave and North Capitol St.?

I checked the DC zoning map, and it looks like a planned unit development (PUD) was approved way back in 2009 for a mixed-use building (residential and retail). But, obviously nothing seems to have happened since then.

I moved to the neighborhood recently and just curious if anyone has information on it!”

a reader responds:

“As a nearby resident, I received a official statement in the mail yesterday notifying me that the recently-proposed amendment to the PUD had been approved.

While I don’t have any additional information, I’m hopeful this is a sign things are at least moving in the right direction.”

Bonstra architects write:

“1600 North Capitol Washington, DC
This 7 story, 86,000 sf mixed use Planned Unit Development will provide up to 100 residential units along with streetfront retail. Two levels of below-grade parking along with a loading area will be accessed from Florida Avenue. At the North Capitol Street facade, a lively play of window bays and brick planes compliment the massing of the residential townhouse bays to the north. Its cylindrical tower directly relates to the Capitol Building to the south while containing the main building entry.”

See the full fact sheet below:

1600 North Capitol Fact Sheet (PDF)

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