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H Street’s former library, Fringe box office to be razed for 36-unit mixed-use project

The raze notice has been filed and posted to the building currently on the site

Rendering via Maurice Walters I Architect

Since January 2013, there have been plans to demolish the former R.L. Christian Library (formerly Capital Fringe’s Main Festival Box Office) at 1300 H Street NE. Recently, a raze notice was posted on the building, indicating that the project is finally moving forward.

According to UrbanTurf, the new building that will take the library’s place will span four stories with 36 residential units over top ground-floor retail. The retail will span 6,614 square feet. A portion of the units will be set aside for affordable housing. There will be eight off-street parking spaces and 27 bicycle parking spaces, according to zoning documents.

In 2013, the plan was originally for a 30-unit building with ground-floor retail and 17 parking spaces. Six of the residential units were to be designated for affordable housing.

The developers behind the project are Fundrise, the H Street Community Development Corporation, and Insight Property Group.

The building currently located at 1300 H Street NE.
Photo via Google Street View

Raze Notice Posted for the Funky Little Library/Former Fringe Space on H Street, NE [PoPville]

36-Unit Fundrise Project on H Street Moves Forward [UrbanTurf]

Rise Development To Take On R.L. Christian Library Site [Curbed DC]