Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Vacant school at Sherman and Park to become residential with ground floor retail


Some good news for the vacant building on the southeast corner of Sherman and Park, which formerly housed the Nationhouse School: it's going to become a nine-unit residential building with two commercial spaces, according to Urban Turf.

Nationhouse is an Afrocentric school that grew out of Howard University activism, moved elsewhere. This building at 770 Park has sat empty since 2012.

The building, which was built in 1911, will remain and have a three story addition. The commercial spaces will both be bi-level with ground floor and basement sections, one at the corner with about 2,800 square feet, the other facing Park with 1,417 square feet. The developer told Urban Turf that proposed uses could be retail, arts, services or dining. There will also be 8 parking spaces in the back.

The nine residential units vary from 846 to 1,888 square feet.

Always nice to see an empty building becoming something new. This building has had various graffiti and such over the years.

No comments: