Two large developments along the edge of Union Hill were given the go-ahead this past Tuesday by the Commission of Architectural Review.
A mixed-use commercial and residential building on the triangle between Jefferson Avenue, M Street, and 24th Street (ABOVE) was finally given approval after a few trips before CAR. The approval comes with a few conditions: doors be included at the corner of M and North 24th Street; the design for the structure at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and M Street be the alternate design; and the design for the remainder of the structure be the original proposal.
The Better Housing Coalition residential project at the Citadel of Hope on Venable Street (BELOW) was approved with the following conditions: a dimensioned parapet detail for the 2 story building be provided for administrative review and approval; the 3 story buildings be clad in lighter shades of brick to relate to the 2 story building; the applicant work with CAR staff, Land Use Admnistration staff, and Department of Public Works staff during the Plan of Development Review to address potentital concerns with the encroachment in the Carrington Street right of way in a manner that maintains the pedestrian orientation of the Carrington Street elevation; the siding be smooth and un-beaded; and the windows be simulated or true divided lite.[sep]