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Shipping container condos coming to former Brookland Safeway site

If constructed, this will be the third shipping container residential development in Washington, D.C.

Once again, architect Travis Price is on the move to build housing in Washington, D.C. out of shipping containers. UrbanTurf reported that Hinds Development and Travis Price Architects plan on redeveloping a former Safeway store in Brookland for retail topped by shipping container condos. More recently, the site was used to house a medical building.

The site is located at 1201 Franklin Street NE. Currently, the site houses a 6,748-square-foot building. If constructed, the development will add 13,960 square feet to the structure. When complete, it will feature four two-bedroom apartments with living rooms and private balconies, as reported by UrbanTurf. The project is slated to complete in 2017.

The first shipping container homes in Washington, D.C. were constructed in September 2014 at 3305 7th Street NE, in Brookland. Price planned for another shipping container residential development in Rosedale, but these plans were later rejected. Last month, it was revealed that Price plans on constructing a four-unit shipping container condo development at 1512 6th Street NW, in Shaw. This project is also expected to deliver in December 2017.