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300 Unit Tower Proposed Near Hechinger Mall

Valor Development is looking to construct a 303 unit apartment building across from Hechinger Mall on Benning Road NE. PGN Architects are the architects for the project. A. Morton Thomas and Associates are acting landscape architects and civil engineers. Bozzuto will ultimately mange the property.
The "Valvaere" would be located at 1625 Benning Rd NE, consolidating nine parcels including what is now Trinidad Baptist Church and attached surface parking lot. The Valvaere will actually be comprised of two buildings; a nine story, 90 foot tall building facing Benning Road, and a 3 story, 38 foot tall building facing 16th St NE. About 7,000 sq ft of ground floor retail is incorporated into the plans. 100+ on-site parking spaces would be provided in a below grade parking lot. There will be over 100 bike storage spaces as well, protected, inside the building. This building is near plenty of retail including Hechinger Mall and the shops and restaurants of H Street. Transit-wise, it …

28 Units and Zero Parking Coming to 1401 Florida NE

The triangular shaped parcel at 1401 Florida Ave NE has been an active construction zone for several months now. Work has finally reached ground level and is set to rise 70+ feet above H Street and Florida Ave NE very soon.
The new building will be six stories tall and mixed-use. There will be 28 residential units above one level of retail, likely including at least one restaurant. The building will contain a mix of one and two bedroom units. The big zoning issue for this structure was the fact that there will be zero parking spaces on site despite the number of planned residential units and presence of retail.
The architecture is very indicative of the new multi-family buildings on or near H Street; prefab facades using earth tones and black, including glass, without many architectural nods to older surrounding buildings.

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