732 Lamont Street Looking Good

732 Lamont as it appeared before work ramped back up

732 Lamont Street is an example of what I consider to be good development from the point of view of aesthetics. For a while there, though, I had my doubts. It was a work site where a previous developer attempted to take a two-story apartment building and add an additional floor. However, as many developments in the area, construction stalled and the building sat vacant and blighted for a while.

Fortunately, construction ramped back up with the goal of creating eleven 1 and 2 bedroom condos. What I like most about the building is how the addition of a floor didn’t alter the character of the building. In looking at it today few would guess that it wasn’t a three-story building to begin with. I truly wish other developers would approach redevelopment of the community in the same spirit.

732 Lamont has gone from blight to asset during the last year.


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3 Comments on “732 Lamont Street Looking Good”

  1. Angry Parakeet Says:

    Prince of Petworth will be on this before ya know it!

    • IMGoph Says:

      true, and the “looking good” construction will be there as well (it just sounds odd to me – i don’t like it).

      i’d say the building looks fantastic, especially considering how it could have ended up!

  2. […] was only a year ago that 732 Lamont was on the DCRA blighted property list. Now, a full year later, the building has finished […]

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