Proposed Penelope micro condos in Dupont. Image Courtesy of Valor Development and ALine Architecture. Rendering created by ArchBim Inc.
Valor Development is seeking approval from the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) to build as many as 21 micro-unit condos above an office building on Connecticut Avenue in Dupont Circle. The project–now known as The Penelope– had previously proposed bringing eight large luxury condos to the same space.
The five-story office building with ground floor retail at 1337 Connecticut Ave. NW would see its fifth floor converted from office to residential use and a new sixth floor added.
Valor and building owners Endeka Enterprises, LLC. sought relief from parking requirements as well as relief from rooftop structure requirements. The new residential units coupled with the existing office use would require 13 parking spaces, but the site only offers eight spaces.
“The applicant believes the location is better suited for smaller, micro-units. The building is located approximately 300 feet from the Dupont Circle Metrorail Station, making it an ideal location for residential use, as well as density. It is also ideally located between the downtown business district and the residential community of Dupont Circle, making the love-work balance much more convenient for its residents,” according to a document filed with the BZA.
The project hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, was delayed until March 3.
The architect of record for the project is ALine Architecture.Comments