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3542 Warder Street to Become 13-Unit Building

April 22, 2015
3542 Warder Street in April 2014.

3542 Warder Street in April 2014.

The Neighborhood Development Company is gearing up to redevelop the property at 3542 Warder Street, NW. NDC already has the the building permit and are scheduled to start demolition on or about April 27th. Once completed, the project will contain 13 new living units. One unit will be a three-bedroom unit, with the remaining 12 units consisting of two-units options. A certain number of the two-bedroom units will also contain a den, though the exact number is currently unknown.

In April 2014, the plan was to convert the property into a 12-unit building. At that time, the developer was planning for the structure to abut the property to the north, which would have covered their southern windows. Before this project got off the ground, the property was sold to the current owner on March 3, 2015, for $2,150,000.

Update (8:48 am): The development includes 7 off street parking spaces.

The renderings below give an impression of what the finished project will look like in general (although some details are still not final).

Warder Street front(General view from Warder Street)

Warder Street overview(Birdseye view toward the southeast, showing the extent of the building toward the rear)

Minor Update on The Vue Project

February 21, 2014

At last week’s ANC 1A meeting, the Neighborhood Development Company requested support for a modification of their approved Planned Unit Development designed for 3321 Georgia Avenue (where the post office is). The Resolution in Support of the Modification to the PUD was approved unanimously (read resolution here).

In reviewing the design, there were some minor modifications form the design originally presented in 2010. The new design has fewer balconies, the residential entrance has been moved from Morton Street to Georgia Avenue, and the roof has been reworked a bit. All-in-all, I find this project to be very attractive and really like the entrance being moved to Georgia.

Below are some of the elevations shown at the February 12, 2014, ANC 1A meeting.

Elevation from Georgia & Morton(View from Georgia & Morton toward the southeast)

Elevation from Georgia(View from Georgia toward the northeast)

Morton Street elevation(View of the Morton Street elevation)

Roof perspective(The most recent roof concept)

NDC’s Heights Project Making Good Progress

November 21, 2012

The Heights on the southwest corner of Georgia and Lamont

It’s been a while since I’ve provided an update on Neighborhood Development Company’s The Heights project. It topped out a while ago and, as you can see from the photos, most of the windows are in.

I also noticed that the building’s appearance will rapidly be changing over the next several of weeks. Workers have begun the installation of the exterior brick veneer.  Below is an image to give an idea of what the brick looks like once installed. I’m not sure what the other facing material will be at this time.

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Update on NDC’s Heights Projetct

August 14, 2012

Heights project from the northeast as it looked on August 4th.

I haven’t posted an update on the Heights project in quite a while. With all the other development going on in the neighborhood, I thought it only right to provide an update on this project as well.

In comparing the current state of construction with the rendering, the building appears to be topping out. While the NDC Website states that the Heights will be completed by April 2013, I understand that it is currently on budget and slightly ahead of schedule.

The Heights from the alley on August 11th

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NDC’s Heights Project Begins to Rise

April 30, 2012

Neighborhood Development Company’s Heights project is beginning to rise above grade level. Above is a view for the northeast. Below if a view of the project form the northwest.

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Update on NDC’s Heights Development – Lamont & Georgia

April 18, 2012

Rendering of the Heights development

Work is moving along well at the Neighborhood Development Company’s The Heights project located at Lamont and Georgia, NW. Demolition at the site in preparation of the development began in mid-January 2012.

The mixed use, mixed income development is designed to contain 69 units with 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail. The building is also planned to have 29 parking spaces.

As you can see from the photos below, in the past three months the building’s foundation has been poured and construction appears poised to begin rising above street level in the coming weeks.

Heights construction site, view from the northeast

Heights construction site, view from Lamont street looking south

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NDC Making Quick Work of Clearing Their Site for “The Heights”

January 23, 2012

In little more than a week, demolition of the former pawn shop and U-Like carry out on the southwest corner of Lamont and Georgia Avenue, NW, has progressed to an advanced state (see above).

All that remains of U-Like and Famous Pawnbroker

In examining the site yesterday, there was little left that anyone familiar with the properties would recognize. One thing that I did notice that had alluded me before was how much land was fenced off for the project.

If you are familiar with the 700 block of Lamont Street you will know that there is a large lot behind U-Like with an alley separating the two properties. Both the empty lot and alley are currently within the construction fence leading me to wonder if they are also part of the project or merely needed for construction staging. I’ve provided an outline of what appears to be the perimeter fencing below.

(According to the DC Zoning Map, the area outlined in red will become the Heights. The additional area outlined in purple is also fenced in for construction.)

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Work Begins at The Heights — Georgia & Lamont

January 17, 2012

Just a very quick update that work has finally begun at the southwest corner of Georgia Avenue and Lamont Street, NW. Demolition of the site should happen relatively quickly in preparation of the Neighborhood Development Company’s Heights development. With the exception of Landex’s Avenue project, 2011 showed little progress on Georgia Avenue and NDC’s developments seemed to completely stall. It’s good to see that these projects are still forthcoming even if far from their original timetable.

Demolition work has begun on NDC's Heights project

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NDC’s Heights Project Set to Start in January 2012

December 29, 2011

Proposed facade for the Heights on Georgia Avenue

As was brought to my attention by a reader, the Washington Business Journal reported yesterday that the Neighborhood Development Company’s (NDC) long delayed Heights project has finally secured financing. In following up with NDC’s Adrian Washington, he confirmed that the development is set to begin in two to three weeks.

The joint NDC/MiCasa Inc. project was originally planned to start in the fourth quarter of 2010. As I wrote in August 2010, the property — located on the southwest corner of  Georgia Avenue and Lamont Street (between 3224 and 3234 Georgia Ave.) — will be a mixed use, mixed income development designed to contain 69 units with 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. At least 50 % of the units are planned to be market rate with the other 50% of the units being affordable at 60% to 80% of the Average Median Income.

Once ground breaks the project will take 16 months to complete, placing its finish at the beginning of 2013.

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Updates on NDC’s Heights & Vue Projects

September 13, 2011

Proposed facade for the Heights on Georgia Avenue

What’s been going on with the Neighborhood Development Company’s (NDC) Heights and Vue projects? That’s a question that’s been on many residents’ minds this year.

The Heights — located on the southwest corner of Georgia and Lamont — was originally scheduled to break ground in the fourth quarter of 2010. That date has come and gone with no noticeable movement. According to NDC CEO Adrian Washington, as shared at the Georgia Avenue Community Development Task Force last night, the Heights is now looking to begin in January 2012. The chief problem was getting the financing package together. This now appears to be done with an expected closing date in December of this year. Once ground breaks, the project will take 16 months to complete.

The Vue, on the other hand, is much further behind. While that project has cleared zoning, it is now in the early stages of financing with no definite start date scheduled. NDC’s need to focus on the Heights and get that project moving forward was deemed the higher priority of the two projects.

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