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“Coming Fall 2016 – The Urban Georgia Building at 5702 Georgia Ave NW”

by Prince Of Petworth November 19, 2015 at 3:45 pm 17 Comments


From RD Urban:

“Coming Fall of 2016-

The Urban Georgia building at 5702 Georgia Ave NW is a new residential project with 34 brand-new 2 bedroom luxury condominiums!

An exciting boutique building featuring new construction, sophisticated and quality urban features and finishes, and great interior spaces will make these condos a must-see for anyone seeking a unique 2 bedroom residence in NW Washington, DC.”

  • JoeOn3rd

    That looks like a women’s correctional facility.

    • loganite


    • kate

      +1. Why are the windows so small?!

  • ***

    Wow. Did they design that building in SimCity? Actually, no that’s being too nice. This looks like something made in some generic home CAD program.

  • Anon

    Anyone else think those oversized windows detract from the bunker aesthetic? Everything else seems so cohesive.

  • hupster

    If you’re in the market for a luxury condo but the flashy looks of the Fahrenheit overwhelm your sense of white guilt, this option allows you to live in what looks like authentic Section 8 housing.

    • HaileUnlikely

      With easy access to Walmart and AutoZone, too!

  • dmitri

    serious question: why is everyone new building ‘luxury’? I get, it’s probably way more lucrative for developers, but it’s like there is really no middle ground. Is this what’s happening in most growing cities or are some incorporating more modest buildings that are in the works? Shiii.

    • Keefer

      Luxury is just a marketing word. They aquire the land for X price, they build for Y, they sell for Z. In a quick back of the envelop calculation, the developer looks at the maximum square footage allowed by zoning, they put the land price and the construction cost together, and divide by the allowable square feet, say that number is 300 a foot, then they need to sell at a number that is north of 500 per foot to make it work. At a number north of 500 a foot the buyer expects certain things, Stainless Steel, Stone Counters, but stainless steel doesn’t mean Sub-Zero,

      • Keefer

        Tapped the post button early, it means a pretty cheap fridge with a stainless front, I am also guessing buyers will not be getting gas ranges either that would add too much cost. Glass is also really expensive, hence the crappy little punched openings they are calling windows. Problem is that this will sell, people will buy this junk at crazy prices, so…

  • Llama

    Hideous. The design is boxy and the color is awful. The descriptions above are spot on.

  • Anonymous Shaw Dweller

    Boooo … Hisssssss … two thumbs down and a kick in the ass to the architect and the developer. This building looks, at best, to be a college dorm. At worst, as suggested below, a women’s correctional facility. The developer and the architect need to go back to the drawing board.

  • jonah

    A lot of non-diverse fake people in that rendering. But I like how optimistic they are about futuristic traffic calming measures.

  • anonymous

    In a hundred years this will be described in a class as “a classic example of the numerous aesthetically stunted structures built to inferior standards that sprung up in the last decadent years of the Republic. These structures were frequent constructed by visionless but cash-flush barbarians who poured into the corrupt but prosperous capital core as they fled a dying and forgotten periphery.”

  • shmoo

    Whatever, I don’t care what it looks like. 34 2 bedroom CONDOS is a good thing no matter what, aesthetics be damned!

  • loganite

    I visited their website, and with the exception of a nice property on 13th street, seem to specialize in inexpensive exterior finishes that are quite ugly.

  • Neighbor

    I share an alley with this development and am so disappointed by what I see here. I agree with JoeOn3rd’s assessment – that looks like a women’s correctional facility. It’s so ugly. Also, that lot is very small for 34 units. If I’m going to have to endure the noise, hassle and inconvenience of construction, I want it to be for something that isn’t hideous.


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