This is from DCmud, which bills itself as the “Urban Real Estate Digest of Washington, DC.” This post, “A Scaled Back Utopia on U Street,” is from Monday, November 10. The project would level a huge portion of the northwest corner of 14th and U Streets NW. This area is actually part of Dupont Circle ANC/2B in District 09. From DCmud:
Robert Moore of Georgetown Strategic Capital LLC (GSC) and Eric Colbert & Associates have gotten the go-ahead from two of the Districtâ€™s governing bodies â€“ the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) and the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) â€“ to move forward with their mixed-use Utopia development at the southwest corner of 14th and U Streets NW.
Utopia has been in the approval queue for more than a year, but only now able to move through the approval process after obliging several variance requests. As such, the building will no longer feature a rooftop pool, and will top out at 90 feet, instead of the proposed 100. The buildingâ€™s design was also tweaked to allow for varying levels of density throughout the parcel, which occupies two adjoining historic sites at 1912-1944 14th Street NW and 1400-1418 U Street NW.