Monday, August 22, 2011

Heritage Foundation Razes Capitol Hill Church



This morning, The Heritage Foundation razed the former Unity Baptist Church at 424-426 3rd Street, NE, after getting approval from the Historic Preservation Review Board at the end of June.

The plan, which was proposed to the Historic Preservation Office in advanced of the visit to the HPRB, is "for a new residential building on the site, with this proposal coming before the Board later this year or early next in an effort to minimize the time that the lot remains vacant."

In the meantime, the Foundation has said that they will, "fence the area and plant it with grass to ensure that it does not become an ad-hoc parking area." The HPO staff report stated that ad-hoc parking on this site has "been a problem in recent years."

The Foundation claims that an architect has "already been employed to begin work on plans," however, plan specifics and the architect selected were not disclosed.

Washington D.C. real estate development news

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