Rendering courtesy of R2L Architects’ website
Our friends at DCMUD wrote last month about new plans for the NE corner of 7th & H St NW. As we all know, this is the same corner of 7th & H St NW where the CVS used to operate and is also on the north side of the friendship arch. Previous plans for the site included a 10-story condominium that would fit in with the Gallery Place development directly across the street. The new proposed plan is underwhelming when compared to the old, to say the least.
While the plans were revealed with ANC approval, the Historic Preservation Review Board still had to weigh in on the plans. On Septemeber 22, 2011, the HPRB approved the concept contingent on the one-story addition on 7th Street being pulled back sufficient to ensure that it won’t be visible from the street. Here is the 2-page staff report provided by HPRB.
R2L Architects has some more renderings of the development on their website.