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Controversial Big Glass Apartment Building Gets Permits

Though many locals are opposed to it, the large, glass-walled apartment building at Connecticut Avenue and Military Road to be built by developer Calvin Cafritz is on! Calfritz now has the first round of permits for the 263-unit building, which thanks to a "matter-of-right" rule, was not subjet to approval by the D.C. Zoning Commission.

To recap, opponents pitched a fit over the the proposed building's design being taller, wider, and denser than allowed by the city regulation. But the crazier part is that the developer received approval for the project 22 years ago and then never started work. The official 5333 Connecticut Neighborhood Coalition is pissed! Objections included a dislike for the building's contemporary look and a concern that it would negatively impact the traffic on a very busy Connecticut Avenue.
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· Building Construction on Conn Ave. to Begin After 22 Year Delay [Curbed DC]