Tuesday, March 03, 2009

First Look at the New Whitman-Walker Site


Just last Thursday, the JBG Companies received approval from the District’s Historic Preservation Review Board for their mixed-use redevelopment of the Whitman-Walker Clinic’s headquarters at 14th and S Streets, NW. JBG supplied DCmud with exclusive renderings of the Shalom Baranes-designed, seven-story condo project. Once completed, we're told, in 2011, the untitled project will feature up to 130 residential units, accompanied by sizable base of ground floor retail – directly across from local hotspots like the Black Cat, the Saint-Ex CafĂ© and Pulp boutique.






Update: JBG is currently projecting that the 120,000 square foot 14th Street project will feature between 130 - 140 units, in addition to 18,000 square feet of retail .



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Every new condo/apartment building in DC looks like the same building just stamped on different lots.

Anonymous said...

Agree with anon. This is the same building as the Metropole and Union Row -- in fact, it's less interesting. So glad our petty ANC reps forced the homogonization of this building. Nice going, folks.

Anonymous said...

yeah, too much power with very little intelligence....can you fathom that one small group of old neighbors says what goes and what stays...

Anonymous said...

This design is a 100 times better than the previous design. The original had some zippy move at the expense of the overall composition, with its shmear of masonry at the top and an overly heavy, too-hip for words, nonscensical glass wall. Glad to see another building on this all important street won't fall victim to the fashionistas. This proves the HPRB can do some good for our communities.

Anonymous said...

I think the building looks really nice. In fact, I'm contemplating purchasing a unit when the building is finished. I wonder what type of amenities it will have and what the price range will be? Has anyone heard anything more specific about this building other than its rendering?

Anonymous said...

Fine blend of Prairie School and Modernism. Always find it funny when the modernists seek refuge in the Prairie school to make their designs palatable.

Javi on Mar 5, 2009, 3:30:00 PM said...

Looks identical to the metropole without the tall ceilings in each apart...

Anonymous said...

yawn. as a native washingtonian, i always knew DC architecture was generally boring, but it wasnt until i recently moved to the west coast and beyond that i was realized that theres a whole world of variety and style out there.
dont get me wrong- the quality of materials, etc. is there in DC, and god knows they have this type of style DOWN COLD...but geesh, come on already. and given the look of the Safdie ATF building, the battle for a valid mix of style and character must be fought with smaller, less politically charged structures.

Anonymous said...

Happy its coming but yes, it is BORING. What, about this, exactly, preserves history?! It is modern, so why not let it be interesting? Oh, wait, it preserves the history of DC being conformist and dull.

Anonymous said...

Anything is better than the MetroHOLE (pole) - poor MDC - they lost their shirts and their Premiere development is still struggling to see the over-priced poorly constructed crap

 

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