Three years ago, ANC 6B approved a lot occupancy and parking variance request for a proposed 5-unit condo building at 732 15th Street SE, currently a one-story laundromat. Owner Gary Cohen now plans to begin construction on the building soon, though he has notified the Board of Zoning Adjustment that he plans to make “minor modifications” to his design. The modifications relate to:
- Facade Design – still preserves existing building but adds a more modern, setback addition on top,
- Building Height – changed from 42 feet to 50 feet, which will match the expected height of the proposed building at 1500 Pennsylvania Ave SE,
- Number of Condos – changed from five units to six units.
The variances related to parking and lot occupancy are unaffected by these changes.
On July 30, the BZA will decide whether to approve the minor modifications or ask the applicant to reapply for zoning relief.
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I think this looks like a nice design, & seems to be begging for small retail/restaurant on the ground floor. Is that a possibility?