Additional Details on Development Headed for Georgia & Kenyon
Last night’s Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force meeting provided an initial glimpse and additional details on the new development headed for the northeast corner of Georgia Avenue and Kenyon Street.
To begin with, the development has no relationship with previous projects “destined” for the site. The current owner purchased the site about 4 months ago and immediately got to work on this project. The plans are currently going through the DCRA permitting process and upon approval shovel will hit dirt.
The building is being built completely by-right — meaning that it complies with all current zoning requirements related to lot coverage, height, parking, and inclusionary zoning.
Based on the description, the building will have five floors and 31 1- and 2-bedroom rental units when completed. Of those, 5 will be affordable but no details were available on what kind of affordable will be included.
Floors two through five will each have seven apartments. The first floor will have three. Because the Georgia Avenue zoning overlay requires the first floor to have 14 ft. ceiling heights (for presumed retail), and as this building will be 100% residential, the three units on the ground floor will be a bit below grade so that they can have second story loft areas (when plans are publicly available I’ll make them available).
The current plan is for bike parking along Kenyon Street (for 10 bikes) and for 16 parking spaces. Vehicle parking will be accessible from the alley, so there will be no curb cuts into current traffic. All units will be at least handicap accessible class B, with 5 accessible class A (wheelchair).Development, Housing comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.