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Developer to Redo SunTrust Property Plans After ANC Pushback

by Andrew Ramonas — May 23, 2016 at 3:10 pm 0

Redevelopment plans for the SunTrust building and its plaza in the heart of Adams Morgan are set to change again, following criticism from neighborhood leaders.

Developer PN Hoffman is looking to revise “some of the exterior design elements” for its proposed six-story, mixed-use building at 1800 Columbia Road NW, Commissioner Billy Simpson of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1C said in an email to locals yesterday.

Simpson in his email didn’t elaborate on what would change. But he said PN Hoffman intends to release its updated plans before the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board holds a meeting on the developer’s proposal June 23.

Jon Amar, a PN Hoffman spokesman, confirmed that the developer is making revisions. But he declined to discuss the changes at this time.

ANC 1C backed three resolutions that opposed the project earlier this month. The non-binding resolutions detailed “significant issues” with height and scale and noted that the proposed building “significantly undermines the long-established set-back and the plaza,” among other problems.

The opposition came despite changes PN Hoffman announced in April to make a revamped plaza for the property bigger than the developer initially intended and to address other concerns from locals.

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