The United House of Prayer for All People is planning another development on one of their many properties, this one on Rhode Island Avenue in Shaw. The applicant is going before the Zoning Commission on September 10th to rezone the property at 625 Rhode Island Ave., NW, from R-4 (short residential) to the C-2-B Zone District. The change will allow for the planned 48.6-foot building, rather than the maximum of 40 ft allowed in an R-4 Zone.
Suzane Reatig Architecture has designed a 32,125 s.f. multiple-family building comprised of 16 units, eight of which will be affordable to households earning 60%–80% of the AMI, with a mix of two and three-bedroom units, ranging from 1,150 sf. to 2,200 sf.
Additionally, there will be 11 surface level parking spaces, open green space at ground level, a green roof, small rooftop deck, and developers will shoot for LEED certification. According to Megan Mitchell, a Project Designer at Suzane Reatig, the firm has worked with United House of Prayer for All People before and was a natural partner in this new project.
The PUD application was first submitted to the Zoning Commission on March 23, 2009, the hearing is set for September 10, 2009.