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“Plans Resurface to Demolish ‘Spy House’ and Build on Glover Park Lot”

by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0


“renderings via Perkins Eastman, the architecture firm.”

Update on “D.C.’s Historic Spy House” across from the Russian Embassy in Glover Park.

“Dear PoPville,

A new 40-foot-tall building is being proposed for the lot at 2619 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. The new structure to be developed by MED Developers is intended to be used as an assisted living facility.

The plans for the lucrative parcel of land resemble MED Developers’ previous plans for a Ward 3 homeless shelter that was to be built on the same spot (plans that were dropped after an investigation by the  Washington Post).

The new structure would require demolishing the infamous “Spy House,” used for decades by the FBI to spy on the Russian Embassy. The proposed facility would also violate multiple zoning regulations in this residential neighborhood due to its size and scale.

MED Developers are seeking numerous special exceptions from the Board of Zoning Adjustment in order to move forward with the plans, including a special exception to build a facility in a neighborhood zone for single family homes and an exemption from limitations on parking.”

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