10-Story, 124-Unit Building Approved for Mt. Vernon TrianglePublished in District Source July 9, 2014 by Shaun Courtney
Ellisdale Construction and Development receive zoning approval Tuesday for a proposed 10-story, 124-unit apartment building with ground floor retail at 1031 4th St. NW in Mt. Vernon Triangle.
The 100-foot building will offer 25 parking spaces and 41 bike storage spaces. They hope to attract a restaurant tenant for the approximately 10,500 square feet of retail.
The site–bounded by 4th Street to the west, K Street to the south, and I-395 to the north and east–poses issues to the developer including its odd, L-shaped lot, an easement for DC Water at the north end of the lot and a Pepco transformer pad that prevents development on the northernmost 12 feet of the site, according to the developer’s pre-hearing statement.
The developers also sought an exception to the required parking. They committed to providing a one-year bike share or car share membership to new tenants for up to the first five year’s of the building’s operation.
The Board of Zoning Adjustment approved the project unanimously. In March the development team said they planned to begin construction in August or September.