Washington, D.C.’s Southwest neighborhood, Buzzard Point, is experiencing a wide swath of changes with an existing park expected to be redesigned, a block-long, mixed-use project planned, and D.C. United’s Audi Field currently under construction and expected to open in 2018. Now, a new, all-affordable residential project has gotten the green light with plans for 76 apartments above 3,804 square feet of retail space.
First reported by UrbanTurf, the Zoning Commission approved the 10-story mixed-use project for the site, located at 1542-1550 1st Street SW. The units will be for households earning up to 30 and 50 percent of the area median income with units that range from studios up to four-bedrooms. There are also 19 vehicular and 26 bicycle spaces planned.
Currently, the site houses a single-story commercial property and surface parking lot.