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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Redevelopment Plan for 1501 9th

Below are some renderings recently submitted to the historic preservation review board by Inle Development for the redevelopment of 1501 9th Street, NW. 1501 9th is located at 9th and P Streets, NW, and is the former home to Wings Motors. As reported here, the land went on the market earlier this year.




The plans call for a two story retail space with outdoor seating and two, two story residences with roof decks. The conceptual plans are subject to refinement during the historic review process, but I think they're a beautiful starting point and would do wonders for this notable corner. I believe that this is matter-of-right development, so once the HPRB signs off on the plans, it can move forward.

11 comments:

IMGoph said...

awesome! one less empty lot, one less eyesore in shaw.

ML said...

Does this mean the land has been sold? Or is sale of the land linked to HPRB approval of these or similar plans somehow? Just curious as to how high I should get my hopes hope at this point...

Mr. Q said...

That is exciting news! And I'd be interested in the answers to ml's questions...does anyone know the status and how concrete this project is?

Shaw Rez said...

I can't find anything indicating the lot has sold yet.

My uneducated guess is that the sale is contingent on the HPRB's approval of the plans. That said, I think the overall approval process for a matter of right project like this (in contrast to the PUD process, zoning variances, etc.) is not too onerous.

My hopes are fairly high on this project moving forward.

Mr. Q said...

Here's hoping you're right Shaw Rez!

Thanks for keeping everyone up to date on the latest...its great to hear...

Paul K. Williams said...

I included this parcel in our April 2008 Scenes of the Past column in the InTownmer newspaper...long before it was a used car lot, it was the site of a pharmacy owned by Paul Reinlein, who accidently killed himself at 1501 P Street location in March of 1887! Hope the new owners don;t mind a heavy set ghost!

Alexander M. Padro said...

The sale is indeed contingent on HPRB approval of the development plans, but I don't forsee any difficulties. The developer has been working with the HPO staff to address any concerns.

--Hon. Alexander M. Padro
Commissioner, ANC 2C01

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the two-story retail could be!? That's very exciting!

Shaw Rez said...

Thanks for the insight, Alex! Very exciting...

I think those two residnces w/roof decks and balconies could be really cool spaces!

As for the retail, to me it seems a bit shallow for an all out restaurant w/kitchen. I'm guessing it's the perfect size for something like a coffee shop.

DG-rad said...

what a great example of small lot infill!

Anonymous said...

thanks to whom ever got the owner to partially clean the lot. i understand the hauler's refusal to remove of the toxic oil drum. too bad the barbed wire wasn't part of the cleaning package. it's creepy to wait for the G2 at a bus stop with barbed wire.

the proposed building is gr8t, i approve.

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