26 Shipping Container Units Proposed Near H Street, NE

 

The Kramer Street, NE lots currently the subject of a solicitation for offers by the Department of Housing and Community Development.  Image courtesy of DHCD.

The Kramer Street, NE lots currently the subject of a solicitation for offers by the Department of Housing and Community Development. Image courtesy of DHCD.

A District government lot in the Rosedale neighborhood just east of the H Street corridor could be home to 26 new condominium units built from shipping containers if the same design team behind Brookland’s SeaUA project wins the right to redevelop the lot now the subject of a solicitation for offers from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

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Three developers presented their visions for how to bring affordable (and market-rate) housing to the 1600 block of Kramer Street, NE to the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission’s (ANC 6C) Economic Development and Zoning Committee Wednesday night.

The three teams at the ANC 6C meeting were Mi Casa, Inc., Manna, Inc. and Neighborhood Development Co.

Neighborhood Development Co. proposes the shipping container development. Their project under its current design would include:

  • 13 total flats with 2 units per flat for a total of 26 units
  • Units would offer 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a kitchen and living areas
  • Two units offered at 50% Area Median Income (AMI), 8 units at 80% AMI and the remainder at market rate
  • The project would not offer parking as proposed, which would require a variance from the Board of Zoning Adjustment

Neighborhood Development Co. is working with Travis Price Architects, the design team behind the shipping container development in Brookland.

One resident questioned whether the style of a shipping container development would work within the historic context of Rosedale.

“History is defined by its changing moments and in many ways our culture has shifted,” said Price. He said the project offers an opportunity to add a new element to the changing neighborhood.

In response to concerns about parking the project Michael Giulioni, presenting on behalf of the developer, said parking is open for discussion and that his team would consider creating as many as 16 compact car space for the site if that’s the feedback they receive from neighbors and the District government. Price also noted that they are not absolutely set on the density of 26 units and that the project presented Wednesday would change in response to community feedback.

The two other projects raised similar concerns about parking, though both proposed to offer one parking space per unit.

Manna, Inc. proposes:

  • 10 houses with one parking space each in the rear of the property
  • Four units of affordable housing (2 at 50% AMI, 2 at 80% AMI)
  • A mixture of two- and three-bedroom units
  • Widths of 19 to 22 feet per home
  • Materials to include a mixture of brick and siding

Mi Casa, Inc. with designs by Inscape Publico architecture proposes:

  • 12 houses  with one parking space each in the rear of the property
  • Each unit would have three bedrooms, one and a half baths
  • 10 units of affordable housing (5 at 50% AMI, 5 at 80% AMI) and the remainder at market rate
  • Homes would meet zero net energy requirements through solar energy–the houses will produce more energy than they consume.

DHCD released the solicitation for offers in November and responses are due by Feb. 19.

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