Friday, January 29, 2016

New condos planned for 14th and Spring: meeting Tuesday to talk about it

Developers are planning more condos for the 14th and Spring area: this time, at 3701 14th Street NW, which right now is a house and a barber shop.

The plan is for a 4-story building with retail on the ground floor. There's a meeting on Feb. 2 at 7 pm to talk more about it -- for example, I hope they don't just go for a national chain.

This is by my count at least the 4th new residential building in this area -- there's already ones on two of the corners of 14th and Spring, plus about a half block up where the new 7-Eleven is. The other corner is where Carolina is, the now-closed nightclub and restaurant that had a few problems with crime. The rumor is that corner will be condos too.

Here's more info from Zach Teutsch, ANC commissioner for the area:
ERB Properties (and their counsel Marty Sullivan) are proposing some changes at the northeast corner of 14th and Spring Streets NW. If you'd like to learn more, ask questions, share your concerns, or offer support (or some combination of those things!), this meeting is for you! It'll be 7pm on February 2nd at Premium Title. Full details are below. If you have any questions, please address them to Marty Sullivan, the event's organizer ( I asked Marty and his team to alert nearby residents who may not get these emails with flyers and they assured me that they have.

ERB Properties is proposing to redevelop the property located at 3701 14th Street, NW, at the northeast corner of 14th and Spring Streets. They are proposing to do a mixed-use development with ground floor retail use and residential use on the 2nd – through 4th Floors. ERB has applied to the Board of Zoning Adjustment for variance relief from the three-space parking requirement and for relief from the rear yard setback requirement. They have planned a meeting for the local community to discuss the project with representatives of ERB.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd, at the offices of
Premium Title & Escrow, LLC
3407 14th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20010 
Event Organizers: Marty Sullivan
Martin P. Sullivan
Sullivan & Barros, LLP


  1. I will support this project, but only if it has ground floor retail.

  2. As someone who just recently purchased a condo a few blocks north of this block, I am interested to know the saturation point for condos.

  3. Did anyone attend this meeting or have a link to the notes? I would be curious to hear what was discussed.

  4. I did, will post later today or tomorrow.


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