Thursday, February 22, 2007
Sales officially begin this weekend at The Jefferson, a new condominium converted from a historic 39-unit apartment building at Jefferson and 9th Streets in Petworth. BHI International began renovating the site in 2005, and will feature private rooftop terraces and ground-level patios with many of the units. Condos will range in size from a studio to 3-bedrooms with terrace, priced from $225,000 for a studio, with one-bedroom units starting at $285,000, and completion scheduled for May 2007. The Petworth neighborhood, historically populated by single-family homes, has recently seen an influx of developers attracted by the relative abundance of under-utilized lots and attention the District has been lavishing on Georgia Avenue, which it intends to redevelop into a commercial corridor with higher-density mixed-use projects. Petworth was given a shot in the arm last Fall when Donatelli Development began construction on Park Place, its mixed-use project above the Petworth Metro.