The Zoning Commission will consider approval of the Petworth Safeway PUD and related map amendment during a public hearing today.
ANC 4C has submitted a letter in support, highlighting the 9-1 vote in favor of the project at the ANC meeting on May 10th. An adjacent neighbor also submitted a detailed letter in support (see case report for details).
Co-owners Duball and Safeway seek to rezone the property at 3830 Georgia Avenue, NW to allow for a mixed-use, Safeway-anchored, 5-story multifamily residential project designed by Torti Gallas and Partners, expected to be underway this time next year.
Marc Dubick, president of Duball, previously worked with both Torti Gallas and Safeway as the project executive for CityVista DC in Mount Vernon Triangle.
Dubick said after a slew of community meetings, he feels there is substantial support for the Petworth project and hopes for Zoning approval today in order to move one step closer to commencing the construction document/permitting process; Dubick said 18 months of construction on the project will begin nine months from the time full approval is given.
The 1.56 acre property being developed is at the southwest corner of Georgia Avenue and Randolph Street, NW, one block from the Georgia Ave-Petworth Metro stop.
Replacing the "stinky" Safeway, will be a new 62,400 s.f. Safeway and 86 below-grade parking spaces, both components of the development will be owned by Safeway; Duball will own the 5-story, 220-unit residential building and 135 parking spaces devoted to residents (located below the Safeway parking pad).
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