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Update on Utopia Development Project at 14th & U

by Borderstan.com November 14, 2008 at 8:00 pm 0

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 District’s governing bodies – the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) and the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) – to move forward with their mixed-use Utopia development at the southwest corner of 14th and U Streets NW.

Artist rendering of the Utopia project at 14th and U Streets NW. (Image from DCmud.)

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 building’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.

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