Preview of Development Proposed for Georgia and Otis Place

Rendering of the proposed “V” from the southwest

There has been scuttlebutt about development coming to the vacant lot on the southeast corner of Otis Place and Georgia Avenue since the end of July. Now I have some details of the proposed development headed for that property, referred to as “The V”. The building as proposed is  is a six (6) story mixed-use project that consists of ground floor retail and twenty (20) dwelling units above.

The proposed retail space would contain approximately 2,138 square feet and would be appropriate for a café. The Otis Place side of the property could also support 530 square feet of outdoor seating should a future tenant apply for a public space permit.

The residential units would consist of ten (10) one-bedroom and ten (10) two-bedroom units. The exact number that will be dedicated for affordable housing is not known, but the developer has indicated it would be more than the city required minimum.

Representatives of the project have been invited to make a presentation to the community at the November 14th ANC 1A meeting. All residents interested in the development are encouraged to attend the meeting.

The proposed “V” at Georgia and Otis


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18 Comments on “Preview of Development Proposed for Georgia and Otis Place”

  1. Frank Says:

    The white right side of the building is ugly.

  2. Chris Says:

    @Frank: Really? You’re going to complain about that? The stucco?

    Bring this building on! So much nicer than any vacant lot. Mixed use so it brings more life to the street!

  3. Chris Says:

    Is this a “by right” development or does it have to go through zoning review and variances?

    • Howard Says:

      Why put quotes around “by right” ? Just curious.

      As for the building, I don’t hate it, which pleasantly surprises me.

      • Chris Says:

        No real reason for the quotes except that it seems to be a legal term that Kent has used before, specifically in relation to the coming building at Ga and Kenyon.

  4. Lanisa Says:

    Happy to see the empty lot developed but I wouldn’t want to own any of the adjacent properties. This behemoth rises above all else in its immediate vicinity. I’d really like to see some measure of architectural taste and consistency along Georgia Ave (beyond stucco and steel).

  5. Julie K. Says:

    I thoroughly agree with the opinion that a new building is better than a vacant lot. However I think it is the delicate subject of precise urban planning not to build something that will interfere with the overall character. The question is if this project will rise to be an architectural nuisance… I guess we will have to see how it will be constructed in reality to really judge this choice but I kind of like the preview.

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  7. […] And the 20-unit "V" is coming to Georgia and Otis. [Park View D.C.] […]

  8. […] provided an introduction to the project on November 5th, in advance of the ANC […]

  9. […] to meet the developer, learn about the project, and ask any questions they may have. I posted an overview of the project in November that may be of interest to those intending to come to the […]

  10. Sarah Says:

    I agree that the building sticks out like a sore thumb, but isn’t it kind of too late for us to preserve the character of the GA Ave with El Haynes right across the way and more iron-and-steel condos going up to the north and south?

  11. James Says:

    As a new homebuyer to the area, I am happy to see something like this go up rather than the liquour stores, check cashing places, etc. I am not sure that is the character I would want to preserve. So many places are in such disrepair, I welcome modern mixed use buildings.

  12. […] of the most significant proposed changes to the code will be on area parking. To use the proposed development at the corner of Otis Place and Georgia Avenue as an example, current zoning indicates that it should provide 1 parking space for every 2 living […]

  13. […] lastly, the empty lot on the southeast corner of Otis Place and Georgia also appears destined to begin development in 2013. Presuming that it gets support from both ANC 1A […]

  14. […] Application #18489 — The V at Georgia Avenue (back ground of the project here). The application was supported with a unanimous […]

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  16. […] about the development planned for this site were shared back on November 5, 2012, and ANC 1A unanimously voted to support the project on January 9, 2013. The owner also went before […]

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