1337 Connecticut Ave NW Proposed Project in Dupont Circle DC
Valor Development, who brought us the Aston on 14th and is under construction on The Maia, The Flats at Il Palazzo and 7th & P, among others, has a new Dupont Circle project in the planning stages.
1337 Connecticut Ave NW DC is a proposed conversion of the commercial former bank building to residential with the addition of two floors. The existing PH floor is to be re-clad in a 'glass curtain wall' similar to the existing appearance and new 6th and 7th floors added.
On Wednesday, January 9th Trout Design Studio presented Dupont Circle ANC 2B with their Application to HPRB for concept design approval for 1337 Connecticut Ave NW, for a five-story residential addition to existing commercial building. The rendering shown at top was submitted with their plan.
A two-level addition to the existing five-story structure will be altered to accommodate four floors of retail and a fifth floor of residential space. Two floors will be constructed atop the fifth, adding additional residential for a total of 12 condominiums.
The developer's application for concept design approval was previously rejected by ANC2B and Valor Development's Will Lansing commented then to coolDCre.com that the project is still moving forward through the planning stages.
Here's a portion of the June 2012 proposal from the Histric Preservation Review Board's report describing the developer's plan:
Proposal for 1337 Connecticut Ave NW DC
The proposal calls for converting the building to residential use, and adding two additional floors. The existing penthouse (fifth floor), set back 11 feet from the façade, would be reclad in a glass curtain wall similar to its existing appearance. The new sixth floor would be set back an additional 12 feet and the new seventh floor set back an additional 25 feet from Connecticut Avenue. On 18th Street, the existing penthouse (fifth floor) is set back 14 feet; the new sixth and seventh floors would be set back an additional 16 and 13 feet respectively. The additional floors would also be clad in glass curtain wall system.
You can read the full report by clicking on the report image above. Valor Development's Will Lansing commented following that meeting to coolDCre.com that the project is still moving forward through the planning stages as The Historic Preservation Review Board's evaluation made the following recommendations:
Recommendation for 1337 Connecticut Ave NW DC
The HPO recommended that the Board:
Find the proposed recladding of the penthouse in a glass curtain wall system to be compatible with the character of the historic district
Find the concept for two additional floors to be incompatible with the character of the historic district; and
Direct the applicants to study an alternative proposal for one additional floor with a simplified roof profile, and return to the Board for review when appropriate.
It is expected that Valor will present those changes to the board on January 9th and receive approval. We'll keep you updated.
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