Developer Plans Nine-Story Building at Historic Dupont Site

by Tim Regan October 19, 2016 at 10:45 am 1 Comment

A huge mixed-use development could rise from the site of a historic landmark in Dupont Circle.

Developer Marx Realty seeks to redevelop a lot at 2200 P St. NW in order to build a new nine-story mixed-use development, according to plans shared with Borderstan today. The lot currently holds a Sunoco gas station that has a historic limestone building known as the Embassy Gulf Service Station.

As first reported by UrbanTurf, the developer looks to move the historic landmark to make way for its 34-unit development. The historic building would be restored and turned into a space for retail, the plans show. The development would also include two stories of underground parking.

More about the planned project, which is slated to go before D.C.’s Commission of Fine Arts tomorrow:

The proposed development is comprised of approximately 59,000 gross square feet above grade with approximately 20,000 gross square feet of below grade parking. The program includes approximately 56,000 sf of residential equating to approximately 34 units and 3,000 sf of retail space.

The site is currently developed with a one-story, neoclassical gas station built of limestone and completed in 1936 for the Gulf Oil Corporation. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a contributing structure to the Dupont Circle Historic District.

The applicant proposes to relocate the structure on the site and build an attached nine-story residential building. The gas station interior will be renovated for retail use and the exterior, which is largely intact, will be restored. The site will be remediated and underground storage tanks will be removed.

h/t ANC 2B commissioner Daniel Warwick


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