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Photo Udpate: New Residential Buildings on H Street NE

Several multifamily residential buildings are being constructed on H Street NE and are in various stages of completion. Here's a mini-update on the build-out status of four of the more prominent projects.

The Coda on H is a 112 unit apartment building located at 315 H Street NE. There are studios, 1BRs, and 2BRs. Sample rent: a 536 sq foot 1 BR on the 5th floor, facing H Street, is currently online for $2,122/month. The current range for available units is $1,800 to $4,345. The ground floor still needs work, but they are currently accepting leases. This building is walking distance to Union Station and also has an eastbound DC Streetcar stop at the front door. 7,000 square feet of ground floor retail is planned.

Avec on H (and no, I'm not a fan of any of these names) is currently the largest residential building under construction on H St NE at 420 units. It spans two city blocks from 8th to 10th Streets. Just based on the eye test, it appears that they are a little over half way to topping out. It will eventually be 8 stories tall and include 44,000 square feet of retail on the first floor. No word on the rent range here.

The Baldwin (1300 H Street NE) will have 33 units for rent. This is the site of the former R.L. Christian Public Library. In a rarity, all of the units here will be on an affordable scale; for households making up to either 50% or 80% of the area median income. Like most of the other new residential buildings on H Street, there will be ground floor retail -- 5,950 square feet of it. 

They've essentially topped out and it should start looking more like a habitable building soon. The Baldwin is adjacent to an westbound DC Streetcar stop and is on the same block as the H Street Farmers Market.

Finally, 1301 H Street NE is a condominium development by the name of The Lucille (and was formerly known as The Encore). The Lucille has 9 units that are all 2 or 3 bedrooms. The lower level and first floor are set aside for retail totalling 5,661 square feet, almost evenly split between the two floors. The residential portion is substantially complete and some units are available for sale. A 3 BR 2 BA 1,115 sq ft unit on the second floor is currently on sale for $799,000.