Additional Details on Development Headed for Georgia & Kenyon

Rough sketch of building coming to 3205 Georgia Ave.

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).

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18 Comments on “Additional Details on Development Headed for Georgia & Kenyon”

  1. Howard Says:

    I like the sketch at least.

  2. K Says:

    Any reason why most new developments on GA are rentals and not condos?

    • Howard Says:

      My guess, and not a educated one is that the owners must be looking for long term profits and think that the area can command high enough rents with room for steady increases. If Park Morton happens and is a success and we see significant new retail from Kenyan all the way up to the Metro, this will be a very hot strip in 5 years.

  3. mb Says:

    Rentals are getting bank financing more than condo’s right now. Not significantly so but enough that if you are a smaller developer, rentals make sense. this is going to tip again as some really large rentals are now opening up (think of that huge one on 14th and Belmont, that was originally proposed to be condos). DC is a super tight rental market, one of the top 3 tightest in the COuntry, so rentals are a very good investment.

  4. G dog Says:

    Do you know if parking is under ground?

  5. Sarah Says:

    I’ve noticed that a lot of the big condos going up on GA avenue come right up to the sidewalk instead of having an area with grass and plants. Is this because GA is zoned as commercial? I think this condo looks great, but lament the lack of trees/living things, which can make such a big difference for the feel of a street for pedestrians.


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