Some Development News from Columbia Heights

Originally built as a corner market, 3499 Holmead Place is undergoing renovations to become two living units.

Originally built as a corner market, 3499 Holmead Place is undergoing renovations to become two living units.

Here’s a small development that is somewhat tucked away in Columbia Heights on the southeast corner of Holmead and Otis Places. Overall, I think it is a relatively good transformation of what appears to have originally been a corner store with living space on the second level. We have a handful of these on Warder Street and other parts of Ward 1, which is what initially drew my attention to it.

According to information I was able to obtain from the developer, the building was most recently used as a rooming house. The property is currently undergoing a renovation to repair and remodel the building and convert it into a two unit dwelling.

The neighborhood around this building is solidly residential and zoned R-4.  What impresses me most about this particular development is how compatible it will remain with the surrounding rowhouses. The building also appears to be keeping a lot of the building’s original architectural details.

In reviewing the plans, each of the two units will have three finished levels and a private roof terrace. Each unit is designed with three bedrooms (one in the basement and two on the second floor) and three and one-half bathrooms. In looking over the plans, each unit appears to be roughly 2,100 sq. ft. of living space when finished.

Below is the architect’s rendering of what the complete project will look like.

3499 Holmead rendering

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