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D.C.’s historic ‘Spy House’ may be demolished for retirement community

The new building will be 40 feet high and offer parking spaces for vehicles and bicycles

All renderings via Perkins Eastman

At 2619-2623 Wisconsin Avenue NW, only a few blocks from the U.S. Naval Observatory, there are plans to create a “continuing care retirement community.” The site currently houses a two-story single-family residential building, known as the infamous “Spy House.” For decades, the FBI used this building to spy on the Russian Embassy.

Now, there are plans for a three-story, 40-foot-high building with nine vehicular parking spaces and 15 bicycle parking spaces to take its place.

The architecture firm behind the project is Perkins Eastman with MED Developers as the developer.