2914 Sherman Avenue Headed for Renovation

The long vacant building at 2914 Sherman Avenue.

The long vacant building at 2914 Sherman Avenue.

I briefly mentioned the coming renovations for 2914 Sherman Avenue last week when posting the highlights from the January ANC 1A meeting. I thought it would be good to provide more information on this project since it will have a huge impact on the 2900 block of Sherman Avenue.

The building is located just north of the PEPCO substation on the corner of Harvard and Sherman and has been vacant for several years. In a fashion similar to the building’s twin just up the block, a third story will be added to the building facilitating the conversion of this former 18-unit apartment building into a 20-unit market rate building.

Facade elevation showing addition of third floor.

Facade elevation showing addition of third floor.

The property sits on a lot that is approximately 6,000 square feet with 50 feet  fronting Sherman Avenue. The existing structure dates to 1925 and consisted solely of one-bedroom apartments. The project proposes to convert these into a mix of one- and two-bedroom units with five units on each floor. As each of these units will be somewhat larger than the original one-bedroom apartments, the addition of the third level will only increase the number of living units by two. Below is the proposed first floor plan providing an idea of what the living spaces will be like.

Proposed first floor plan.

Proposed first floor plan.

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One Comment on “2914 Sherman Avenue Headed for Renovation”


  1. […] 2021. To facilitate these upgrades, Pepco purchased the abutting property at 2914 Sherman Avenue. As recently as January 2013, there were plans to renovate the building into 20 market-rate condos. After the developer gutted the building, work seemed to grind to a […]


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