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BZA re-approves Blagden Alley residential project, now with parking

Expect 21 below-grade spaces and over 100 furnished micro-units

Rendering via Hickok Cole Architects

In March 2015, the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) approved developers SB-Urban and Rooney Properties’ plans for a 123-unit residential development in Blagden Alley with zero parking spaces. The reasoning behind the lack of parking was that the furnished, short-term micro-units were targeted towards Millennials. SB-Urban also said it would pay $70,000 for a new 27-dock Capital Bikeshare station, providing memberships to each resident.

Roughly a year earlier, a resident in the Shaw neighborhood described the project as “wishful thinking.” Apparently, this was true as the D.C. appellate court reversed the BZA’s approval for the furnished micro-units in January 2017.

Now, UrbanTurf reports that the developers have once again gained support from the BZA with their project that plans to restore and construct an addition to the garage at 91 Blagden Alley, while connecting the garage to a new residential building at 917 M Street NW. There are also plans for 21 spaces of below-grade parking accessible via car elevator.

Blagden Alley Micro Units, Now With Parking, Get Green Light [UrbanTurf]

Car-Free Housing a Reality for Shaw's Blagden Alley Project [Curbed DC]

No Parking for 132 Microunits at 90-91 Blagden Alley: "This Is Wishful Thinking" [Short Articles About Long Meetings]

DC Court of Appeals Reverses Approval for Blagden Alley Micro-Units [UrbanTurf]

Friday, September 26, 2014

No Parking for 132 Microunits at 90-91 Blagden Alley: "This Is Wishful Thinking"

Friday, September 26, 2014

No Parking for 132 Microunits at 90-91 Blagden Alley: "This Is Wishful Thinking"

Friday, September 26, 2014

No Parking for 132 Microunits at 90-91 Blagden Alley: "This Is Wishful Thinking"