Wednesday, September 06, 2006

New Condo Project Develops in Shaw


Georgetown-based MCN Corporation has announced that sales have begun on a 15-unit condo downtown called the Marion. The condominium will be built on quiet and historic Marion Street in the Shaw neighborhood of DC, 2 blocks to the Shaw Metro Station, in the shell of what is now a 3-story ‘50’s apartment building. The condo conversion is one of the larger condo projects undertaken by MCN, which has designed and built a number of single family suburban homes and several downtown commercial spaces. Prices will range from the mid to upper $100k’s for studios, and mid to upper $200k’s for a 1-bedroom condo, with two 1-bedroom units offering “private” gardens and parking available on site. The Marion is said to have an “architecturally contemporary” – but largely unmodified – exterior, with interior spaces offering granite countertops, GE Ranges, dishwashers, microwave/ranges with hoods, double glazed energy-efficient windows, and maple, oak or cherry bathroom vanities with cultured marble counters and sinks. Sales by Domus Realty are now underway, delivery is expected within a few months. The surrounding blocks will be home to the Broadcast Center One project – the mixed-use project atop the Metro Station – as well as a number of large, historic shells intended to be commercially rejuvenated in the near future.

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