Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Affordable Luxury" Coming to Southeast DC

With a style they're labeling "affordable luxury," M&A Development and the Neighborhood Development Company are bringing 15 new condo units to 1751-1759 W Street, SE. The development is being marketed with some flair, such as the third dubbed "Fab Five” units – affordable apartments reserved for the "income restricted" - "once in a lifetime" prices that start at $104,900. (Maybe true if you were born after 2003, anyway.)

Coming in with 2, 3 or 4-bedroom floorplans, development at the W Street Condos will be divided between adjoining rowhouses, backed with 21 parking spaces, and surrounded by what the development team describes as "secure, gated landscaped grounds." Sizes of the 3 and 4-bedroom units is said to surpass 1,800 square feet, while residents are expected to benefit from the development’s lack of through traffic.

Uniquely, the homes are modular, built and assembled off-site, then inserted into their respective building’s frame. Although originally intended to open for business in fall of this year, NDC is now projecting a second quarter 2009 completion date for the new condos.

Like some other small scale projects underway in the burgeoning community, the W Street Condos are already touting their close proximity to major Southeast redevelopment initiatives in the offing. The W Street Condos press packet lists no less than 13 projects in "Anacostia and Congress Heights" that it reassuringly directs attention towards – none of which have have yet moved beyond the initial planning stages but which, nevertheless, may someday actually occur. These include the redevelopment of St. Elizabeths East, the Poplar Point Soccer Stadium, the Anacostia streetcar line and the Anacostia Gateway. We hope they do. Axis


monkeyrotica on Nov 20, 2008, 11:01:00 AM said...

Thank you Google Streetview for scaring the hell out of me.

Are those burn marks around the windows? Is the neighborhood particularly arson-happy?

IMGoph on Nov 21, 2008, 12:29:00 AM said...

looks like vines growing out of the building to me, monkey. oh god, maybe the vines are sentient! run! run while you still can!

Anonymous said...

The building has a nice design but the floor plan layout is horrible its like a damn maze plus why are the bedrooms below ground level and not above.

I was looking at the floor plan and took me forever to realize what I was looking at, the placement of things is job horrible and they look like town houses on the outside but look like apartments on the inside.

I can't wait to tour the finish design of these

Anonymous said...

monkeyrotica glad it scared you. maybe you and fellow monkeys will keep away. the parkland behind the development is federal for exotic animals not erotic or neurotic

Anonymous said...

IMGoph they are not vines but federal parkland. hope you find the vines that you are used to swinging on. we don't do that here in SE

Anonymous said...

tre once you get used to spelling correctly then maybe you'll be able to find your way around a simple floor plan whether townhouse or apartment everyone needs a place to call home. did you vote?

IMGoph on Dec 8, 2008, 1:54:00 PM said...

gotta say, anon, i don't know what the hell you're talking about. the veiled racism is fun though. keep that up.

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