Since it was proposed, there have been many alterations to the design of this condo building by Meridian Hill Park, but the developer finally got a win in the form of approval by the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB).
Located at 2300 16th Street NW, the new building will house 110 apartments with a penthouse behind the the White-Meyer House at 1624 Crescent Place NW. Originally, the proposal called for 140 units.
According to Greater Greater Washington, the local neighborhood organization ANC 1C urged the HPRB to take off at least one floor from the project. Despite this, the HPRB decided that a shorter building is not necessarily a better building, stating that the smaller designs had “incompatible proportions for a building of this type in the historic district.”
Current Newspapers further reported that HPRB member Brian Crane said, “It seems to me that removing a single story is kind of neither here nor there. I don’t think it makes that much of an impact.”
For a look at how the renderings have changed over the past few months, see the rendering, created December 2016, below:
There are no reports yet on what the timeline of the project will be.
The development team behind the project is comprised of Streetscape Partners and Westbrook Partners in partnership with the Meridian International Center. The architect is Perkins Eastman.
• DC’s historic preservation board approves a building on 16th Street without saying “take off a floor” [Greater Greater Washington]
• Meridian International project secures long-sought preservation approval [Current Newspapers]