It’s back to the drawing boards for Washington, D.C.-based developer PN Hoffman on their planned redevelopment of the SunTrust Plaza in Adams Morgan. UrbanTurf reported that the developer withdrew their project’s application to the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) this past Friday in response to criticisms vocalized by neighborhood organizations.
In a statement, PN Hoffman CEO Monty Hoffman said, "After working with the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC), Kalorama Citizen’s Association, Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB), and considering community feedback, which has been generally favorable in support of our project, we have chosen to make changes to the project’s design, and therefore withdrawn the existing BZA application as it is no longer applicable."
Later this month, the developer plans on returning to the ANC with new designs. Washington Business Journal reported that the original plan for the project at 1800 Columbia Road NW was to construct 60 condos over 8,375 square feet of retail. The redevelopment would have lowered portions of the building.