Paul Millstein of Douglas Development spoke at Tuesday night’s MVSNA meeting to provide details about their imminent projects on the 600 Block of K Street and NY Ave (Squares 450 & 451) as well as the apartment project at 450 K Street.
The discussion did not reveal many new details above and beyond what the City Paper’s recap of this month’s ANC 2C meeting included. The new information I did learn was quickly recapped by Urbanturf yesterday. Rather than write a very similar recap to Urbanturf’s I’ve chosen to focus on images of properties involved in the plans for Square 451.
The plan calls for the eastern dividing line of the project to be the alley that runs between 607 and 611 K Street to New York Ave. Four historic facades on the K Street block would be preserved and clustered together. This will meaning relocating two facades, including the former Hartig Motors building at 627 K Street, by a couple hundred feet.
On the New York Avenue frontage the small former Hodges sandwich shop will be physically relocated across the street. District Crossfit and two adjacent structures would be demolished. Douglas will arrange to relocate the gym to another one of their nearby properties. The owner of the townhouse at 628 New York Ave NW will not sell so they are moving forward with plans to build around it.