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'Aggressive' Chinatown Project Finally Moves Forward

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When the concept design for this Chinatown project was first presented to the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB), developers described the development as "too aggressive," simply stating, "We hate this project." After months of revisions and harsh criticisms, the Gallery Tower development is good to go for support from the HPRB. According to the Pam Zandy, marketing manager of Monument Realty, the project will feature 150,000-square-feet with 140 residential units and 14,000-square-feet of retail and arts-related space. The development will also include 95 underground parking spaces. A portion of the residential units will be available for rent or purchase by moderate income households. District Source reported that the development also features a single-story pedestrian walkway, connecting the building's two towers. To build the development, a historic five-story warehouse will need to be demolished. The project will now need to get approval from the Mayor's Agent. Construction is expected to start late in 2015.
[UPDATE: A previous version of this article featured information from the Monument Realty website that had not yet been updated. The rendering, square footage, and number of residential units have been updated in this article.]
· 11-story Mixed Use Chinatown Development Moves Forward [District Source]
· 'We Hate This Project': Constant Struggle for Chinatown Project [Curbed DC]