Now, with the Carthage Group out of the picture, the land is now in hands of one Mike Noorishad – perhaps best known to area residents as the one-time owner of Mike’s Chicken at 1110 U Street. Not only has Noorishad put the parcel up for sale along with the previously approved plans – designed by Ajalli Architects of Maclean - for a residential, office and retail complex at the site.
According to Nasir Bajwa of Sperry Van Ness Commercial Real Estate Services, the plans on hand call for a 21,424 square foot, 5-story building with 4,500 s.f. of ground floor retail and 4,137 square feet of office space, topped off by 9,789 square feet of residential (or 18 units) – all of which was previously approved and permitted by District authorities in early 2008.
If there are any takers for Sperry Van Ness’ $3 million list price, the untitled project – formerly the Capital Building by Carthage - would be the southernmost entry in ongoing redevelopment of Georgia Avenue with a beachhead by other projects such as Park Place, 4136 Georgia, Lamont Lofts and the Heights. Hurry, act now, time is running out.