Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Tale of Two Townhouses

Recently two properties were completed and readied for sale as condominiums. Therein lies a Tale of Two Townhouses. The one pictured on the left is a historic property at the corner of 16th and T that DCRA was prepared to raze until concerned citizens, the Dupont Conservancy, and yours truly as ANC Commissioner stepped in to convince them to shore up the property and try to salvage it. In the end a developer purchased the building and renovated it.

The other one on the right is a new development at the corner of 15th and Swann where a historic residence burned down a few years ago. The Conservancy and I worked with the architect and developer to design a project that blended in to the surrounding historic neighborhood. I think both projects turned out successfully and I wish the new condominium owners much good luck and welcome them to our diverse, vibrant and historic neighborhood.