Wednesday, May 16, 2007
As is dcmud’s wont (and craving), we walk past 1200 Blair Mill Road on our way to secure our daily caffeine fix, and the last week or so has seen increased activity at this fence-enclosed site, including some surveying and the presence of heavy equipment doing demo work on the small 0.77-acre triangular lot where Blair Mill, Newell Street, and East-West Highway meet (previously home to a car detailer shop). And digging a bit reveals that in fact a building permit was issued in late April to MR Associates, LLC (Perseus Realty, LLC) for this lot. As first reported last year, Perseus – unless there have been last-minute unreported changes - is looking to build a $37 million residential development (pictured) containing between 99-118 condominium units, with 46 below-grade parking spaces. Approximately 15 units will be moderately priced dwelling units. Perseus is also expected to offer roof top deck and public green space, and the residences will include efficiencies, one, and two bedroom units. With JBG and Turner Construction’s quickly rising 460-unit Silver Spring Gateway project just across the street, this corner of East-Way Highway will get quite crowded in the next few years. We will continue to monitor the progress of this project.