This past week, Washington, D.C.-based developer Valor Development presented revised plans to ANC 3E for a roughly 230-unit mixed-use development on the Superfresh site in American University Park. UrbanTurf reported that when the developer presented the plans for the site at 4330 48th Street NW in October 2015, neighbors were concerned with the density of the project as well as whether or not the look of the project would fit in with the neighborhood.
With Torti Gallas as the new architect for the project, dubbed The Ladybird, the current plans are now for approximately 200 apartments, 30 condos, and a grocery store. 10 percent of the units will be designated for affordable housing.
The development features two buildings, one with the apartments, one with the condos. Between them will be a promenade. UrbanTurf reported that there will be a total of 330 parking spaces. There will also be a Capital Bikeshare station.
Despite the updates to the design of the project, there are still concerns. According to UrbanTurf, there are some residents who see the development as too big. ANC Chair Jonathan Bender also hopes for more affordable units.
• The Ladybird [Official Website]
• NEW DESIGN reflects comments heard from AU Park neighbors [The Ladybird]
• Valor Development Updates Plans for Superfresh Development in AU Park [UrbanTurf]
• AU Residents Fear New Development Could 'Urbanize' Area [Curbed DC]