Thursday, April 25, 2013

District Selects Tensquare-Chapman Proposal for Redevelopment of Parcel 42

Parcel 42
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The District's Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development has selected the development team of Tensquare Group and Chapman Development for the redevelopment of Parcel 42, according to an email from ANC Commissioner Kevin Chapple. 

Details on Parcel 42 and the development proposal are after the jump.

Parcel 42
Parcel 42, is a large, vacant, District-owned parcel at the northeast corner of 7th Street and R Streets, NW, diagonally across from the Shaw Library. Technically, Parcel 42 consists of two lots — the main development lot is an approximately 15,000 square foot vacant lot at the northeast corner of 7th and R Streets, NW (sometimes also referred to as 7th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NW).  The second lot, which is also vacant, sits across the alley to the east of the main parcel and consists of approximately 1,700 square feet.  The image below shows the size and location of the parcels. 

Parcel 42 consists of the two lots outlined in red

Tensquare Group/Chapman Development Development Proposal
The Tensquare Group/Chapman Development proposal is described below. More information on Parcel 42 and the solicitation process is available here.  Information on the other proposals that were submitted can be viewed here.
Note: The TenSquare/Chapman PowerPoint presentation provided limited information on the specific elements of the proposal.  Some of the information below is derived from articles from DC Urban Turf and the Washington City Paper.

Developer: TenSquare and Chapman Development
Architect: R2L Architects
Proposal: 105-unit residential building with ground floor retail (per DC Urban Turf)
Residential component:  105 units, mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units (per DC Urban Turf).  21-22 units of affordable housing, with a mix of income restrictions (average of 50% of area median income)
Retail component: 5,000 square feet.
Retail tenant: Not yet determined.
Parking: Amount not specified.*
Total square footage: Not specified.*
Height: Not specified.* 
Small parcel component: Park space and bike racks. [Note: Parcel 42 includes the main parcel at 7th and R Streets, NW, and a small (1,700 square feet) secondary parcel across an alley from the main parcel.]
Developer's presentation: Click here.
* Not specified in developer's PowerPoint presentation and not described in the DC Urban Turf or City Paper article.

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