No Parking for Dupont Mansion Micro-Apartments

Side view of the new addition from P Street.

Side view of the new addition from P Street.

When Dupont’s Patterson mansion is converted to 92 micro-apartments there will be no parking available for tenants.

Developer SB-Urban’s plans for the historic mansion at 15 Dupont Circle include a new seven-story addition designed by Hartman-Cox Architects.

Though the historic property is not required to meet parking minimums, the new rear addition triggers parking requirements. The project team believes the nature of the project and the future tenants as well as the constraints of building between two historic properties (the Patterson House and the William J. Boardman House).

Mike Balban of SB-Urban told the ANC the relief they are requesting is “particularly appropriate for this project,  in this location for this particular customer.”

The units will be mostly studios, all will be fully-furnished and leases as short as three months will be available. The teams says they expect the average length of a lease will be six of seven months.

The Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission’s zoning, preservation and development committee supports the project and praised the project team for its transportation demand management program.

To address concerns about adding 92 new housing units and zero additional parking, the developers have proposed several limitations and offers for future tenants.

Chief among those is adding the property to the list of addresses for which residential parking permits are prohibited, meaning residents could not take advantage of street parking. Additionally, the developers will provide secured bicycle parking spaces, a bicycle repair facility in the building, Capital Bikeshare and car-share memberships for residents for the first five years the building is open.

“Hopefully we can all convince the board that this is a good idea,” said David Avitabile of Goulston & Storrs, which is the firm representing the project when it goes before the Board of Zoning Adjustment in May.

See the full transportation offering here: Patterson House transportation demand management.

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