Wednesday, March 21, 2007

New Apartment Ready to Join Nationals’ Neighborhood



Bringing life to the lot across South Capitol Street from the new Nationals baseball stadium, Camden Properties is planning an 11-story residential apartment building with potential ground-floor retail for 1325 South Capitol Street, SE. Designed by WDG Architecture, the project is rendered as a large rectangular building, with large panels of windows on each corner and balconies at each level. The building’s entrance will feature an eleven-story glass front that stands perpendicular to the lower level retail stores. The 276-unit development will be upwards of 300,000 sf and set back from South Capitol St. by 15 feet to move the development away from the major road. Bounded to the east by South Capitol, the south by O Street SW, to the west by Half Street SW and to the north by N Street SW, the development will provide 204 parking spaces, a gym for residents, and 3,300 sf neighborhood-serving retail space, two stories of which will front the O Street corner.

The project went before the DC Zoning Commission on February 22, and Camden was asked to further outline the “green” steps the project will take as well as its plan for affordable housing, project height, and its proximity to a number of townhouses. According to Ginger Ackiss, Head of Development for Camden for this development, the design review for the project will take place by the end of March, at which point Camden will begin pricing the units and will begin applying for permits at the end of April. The project is expected to break ground in the Fall of 2007.

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