In Georgetown, there have been plans to redevelop the dormant West Heating Plant since 2013, and it looks like the finish line may be on its way soon, thanks to a redesign. The developer The Levy Group plans on redeveloping the site, located at 2900 K Street NW, into a 60-unit luxury residential complex with an elevated one-acre public park.
Past criticisms of the project included that the park looked too “suburban,” according to UrbanTurf. The new design allows the lawn to be on a slight incline with the newly designed fountain able to gather and re-circulate rainwater. Rather than a wood-based pergola, it will be made of steel.
UrbanTurf further reported that the local ANC recently voted in support for the project. The Citizens’ Association of Georgetown also unanimously voted in favor of the new concept.
On September 20, the Commission of the Fine Arts will discuss and vote on the new design before the Historic Preservation Review Board votes on the concept in early November.
• The Latest Design for the Georgetown West Heating Plant [UrbanTurf]
• CFA approves Georgetown’s West Heating Plant redevelopment [Curbed DC]
• Georgetown’s West Heating Plant redevelopment hits a snag [Curbed DC]