Update on the Louis Complex at 14th and U

by Borderstan.com March 5, 2013 at 8:00 am 5 Comments

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Construction at the Louis. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Construction on the Louis at 14th and U streets NW has kicked into high gear.

The building, designed by architect Eric Colbert & Associates, will feature 268 luxury apartment units (a mix of studio, one- and two-bedrooms) and approximately 42,000 square feet of retail and commercial space. In addition, the Louis will have an underground parking garage with 148 spaces.

The developer, JBG Cos., released some updates on the mixed-use development and here are the details:

  • The concrete is up to the fifth floor, and the developers expect the structure to top out around the first week of April.
  • Work on the skin of the building will begin this month.
  • Electric Vaults are being installed. Developers expect permanent power to the property in May.
  • Plumbing has begun in the garage levels and will begin on the above grade levels this month.
  • Interior masonry has started in the garage.

Louis is scheduled to be completed by December 2013 and will also feature a rooftop terrace with grilling stations, fire pits, lounge-style seating, an outdoor movie theater, a pool, a spa-quality fitness center with a yoga room and a business center with meeting space.

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  • Henry

    In my building, we’ve been told that grills are not allowed on the roof or on balconies dues to fire code regulations. How are they getting around that here?

    • Manamana

      DC code is confusing on this point, and there’s an exception for open flame cooking devices that are connected to gas lines. For some reason.

  • AliShungu

    Odd that the Trader Joe’s plans are not mentioned. Is TJs coming or not???

  • Joel

    Lots of residential blogs have grills on rooftop common areas, and probably most new ones. They’re not prohibited; what your bldg is actually telling you is that THEY are prohibiting a grill. Personal grills on balconies may be a very different animal, however.

  • Joel

    *bldgs sorry


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