The plan to redevelop Whitman-Walker Health’s former home at 14th and R streets NW has won the approval of the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB).
The board’s members yesterday voted unanimously to approve the plan, which includes the preservation of the center’s original Elizabeth Taylor Center at 1701 14th St. NW as well as a new mixed-use development that would span 155,000 square feet and six stories.
Logan Circle’s ANC 2F last month voted to support the project. John Fanning, who chairs ANC 2F, testified in support of the new development.
“Whitman Walker has been an integral part of our community for many years,” Fanning told the HPRB. “I think they did an outstanding job.”
Though the board’s members had a few suggestions regarding the building’s materials and the roof of the original Elizabeth Taylor Center, they seemed in their comments mostly pleased by the current design.
Construction on the development will likely begin late next year, according to a press release from Whitman-Walker Health, and could be completed as early as 2020.