Finally, construction has begun to convert the former Italian Embassy in Adams Morgan into a residential development. The Washington Post reported that developer Mill Creek Residential recently began the conversion with plans for 134 apartments. The units will range from studios to one-, two-, and three-bedrooms.
The embassy was constructed in 1925 and was designed by the same architects behind New York City’s Grand Central Station. In 2001, the Italian Embassy relocated to Whitehaven Street.
Because of its historicity, the structure will be preserved. A nine-story high-rise will be constructed near the building with a two-level, below-grade parking garage. The Washington Post further reported that some of the amenities that are planned for the project include a fitness center, rooftop terrace, and landscaped terraces.
The delivery is slated for the summer of 2018. There are no reports yet on the prices for the residential units.
In 2010, there were plans for condos, but the developer who planned the project at the time had financing issues, according to The Washington Post.
• Luxury apartments to emerge from former Italian Embassy in D.C. [The Washington Post]