August 07, 2013

Construction on Florida Avenue apartments begins next month

Designs for the 700 and 800 blocks of Florida Avenue

Designs for the 700 and 800 blocks of Florida Avenue

Shortly after Labor Day, construction will begin on the two JBG apartment buildings on the former WMATA sites on the 700 and 800 blocks of Florida Avenue.  The project involves constructing two new apartment buildings flanking 8th Street at Florida Avenue.  The project, which already received Historic Preservation Review Board approval, will include 242 apartments above 29,000 square feet of retail.

The buildings, designed by Seattle-based Miller Hull, are six-story structures— five floors of wood stick construction over concrete podiums for the garages and retail areas. This hybrid construction type is cheaper and faster to build than concrete-only highrises.

Construction is expected to take 20 months and should be completed in May 2015.

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3 Replies

  1. YAY! Wood construction!

    Not only cheaper and faster to build, but easier to tear down in 23 years when it falls apart.

    IMGoph - August 7, 2013 @ 10:20 am
  2. Ugh. What tiny buildings.

    Steve S. - August 15, 2013 @ 8:34 pm
  3. What hideous architecture. The same crappy stuff is happening here in Missoula, Montana. We used to have many, many lovely old buildings. But now so many have been destroyed or remade into “modern,” clumsy structures of ugly s**t.”

    My condolences.

    Jacqui - May 30, 2015 @ 4:50 pm

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