|(Photo courtesy of Maurice Walters Architect Inc.)|
What to ExpectDesigned by Maurice Walters Architect, PC, the project, which Griffis calls “Congress Heights Town Center,” aims to anchor the up-and-coming neighborhood. The is separated into two components: an eight-story office building and an over 200-unit residential building with a large courtyard. Both 90 foot tall buildings will feature roof-top terraces, giving residents a chance to enjoy city views. The Metro station entrance would be surrounded by a courtyard flanked by ground level retailers. Other amenities include underground parking, a Capital Bikeshare Station, and larger sidewalks for pedestrians.
Project StatusIn May, the development team, known as Square 5914 LLC, submitted their planned-unit development (PUD) application to the Zoning Commission. Griffis reported that the application has already met basic requirement and will be sent to the Office of Planning, who will give comments and, possibly, recommend it for a hearing. After receiving that recommendation, the Commission will review the application and decide whether or not to grant a public hearing. If all goes well, Griffis believes that the hearing could be set as early as October. If Square 5914 receives a hearing, then they will need the community's support.
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