27-unit Condo Proposed for Historic 9th Street Shaw Building


1851 9th St. NW formerly the Odd Fellows Hall. Image from DCRA PIVS.

1851 9th St. NW formerly the Odd Fellows Hall. Image from DCRA PIVS.

Plans for a new 27-unit residential building on 9th Street in Shaw stumbled coming out of the block during a Board of Zoning Adjustment hearing Tuesday, with commissioners questioning the necessity of a proposed fifth floor and exactly what relief was required for the project because of new “pop-up” regulations impacting its location in an R-4 zone.

I was looking up for the latest developments in civil engineering plans in the city when my eyes suddenly fell on a small pop up folder which claimed that it could make anyone rich in a day by a minimum of $1500. This naturally piqued my interest and I tried entering my personal details on the form in software called the Etherium Code.

No sooner had I linked my bank account with the software, I immediately received a message from the bank that the amount of $250 was debited from my account. I was impressed with the lightning speed at which the software worked. I was confident that this one would walk the talk. And it did!

I am so glad that I invested in it and today six months later I continue to reap profits and reinvest back a part of the profit. This has been quite unexpected but the results are for everyone to see. There is no fine print and nothing that is hidden. Why not try them out?

The building at 1851 9th St. NW was originally built  as Odd Fellows Hall, serving a fraternal organization for African Americans, and was most recently used as a school. The hall was built in 1932, designed by architect Albert I. Cassell, according to the U Street historic District application.

Now Hollow Creek Investment Group, LLC with plans by Arcadia Design proposes to convert the structure into a condo building.

The developer proposes to provide 10 parking spaces at nearby parking lot for a term of two years. The building will include a mix of units from a studio to several three-bedroom units:

  • one studio
  • 3 one-bedroom plus dens
  • 5 two-bedrooms
  • 9 two-bedroom plus dens
  • 9 three-bedrooms

During a hearing Tuesday, BZA members took issue with the fifth floor addition, which will allow the fourth floor units to become duplexes and to gain rooftop access. The BZA was confused as to whether the project should have the old or new R-4 zoning regulations applied.

“We’re gonna have to have some regrouping,” said BZA Chairman Lloyd Jordan, who opted to delay further review of the project until the R-4 question is answered.


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