Sunday, May 13, 2007

Hashing Out New Condos on U Street

Once just a wrong turn off U Street, the neighborhood north of U continues to evolve, with sales of The Lacey set to begin this week as the developer breaks ground on U Street’s latest residential development. Designed by Division1 Architects (the architect behind Lima, one of K Streets trendiest night spots, and the acclaimed 1024 W Street), the Lacey will be impossible to miss, a strikingly ultra-modern, a 26-unit residential building that will incorporate extensive use of glass walls and concrete throughout its four stories, a clean break with the surrounding federal-style townhouses, featuring Hansgrohe fixtures and Snaidero cabinetry.
The new condo will replace the parking lot next to the legendary Florida Avenue Grill - serving grits and hash since 1944 and regularly patronized by DC politicos – and is being developed by the Grill’s current owner, Imar Hutchins.

The Lacey is named in honor of Lacey C. Wilson Sr. and Jr., longtime proprietors of the Grill. "The Lacey celebrates the vision, perseverance and ambition of two men, who symbolize the essence of this community," says developer Imar Hutchins. "It truly sets a new standard of urban living in the U Street neighborhood." Sales of the studio, one- and two-bedroom units start in the mid $300’s. The Lacey will be built by Eichberg Construction, construction began in April, completion is expected in Summer 2008. The new condo will sit only two blocks from the U Street Metro. And thankfully, the Grill will remain.


chloos on May 14, 2007, 10:04:00 AM said...

I saw the sign for the Lacey next to the FL Ave grill the other day and had to look it up. The renderings look amazing. I'm glad to see that DC is starting to sprout some truly modern and high quality buildings. I love how the area just above U St is turning into our modern district, like Northern Liberties is in Philly.

Now what I'd really like to see is this quality design applied to moderate and low income apartments, not just the luxury market.

Anonymous said...

looks weird.

Anonymous said...

Great looking building, the area above U St is becoming a modern district, look at the Beauregard, View 14, and a few other smaller projects in the area

Anonymous said...

horrifyingly butt ugly.

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