On April 11, the Near Northeast advisory neighborhood commission (ANC 6C) – while voting unanimously for Dreyfus Properties’ mixed-use Capitol Place project between Second and Third and G and H Streets NE – denied the developer’s request that a portion of the property be “upzoned” for taller and denser construction, saying the proposed scale would set an unwanted precedent for future construction along H Street, and tower over the nearby residential townhouses. Capitol Place, across from the new Senate Square, is projected to have 314 condos (15% set aside for affordable housing), 24,500 sf of retail space, and 380 parking spaces. Dreyfus was looking to have the northwest corner of the project upzoned to allow the construction of a 110-foot tower to match the symmetry of Senate Square. The DC Zoning Commission is next expected to review Dreyfus’ project application on May 7.
[Update (4/31): New rendering of project (h/t: pingo in comments).]