Monday, February 14, 2011

Building Demolition on Irving Street

A mini dust storm made its way down Irving Street this morning as a demolition crew knocked down the La Casa shelter in the 1400 block. It's making way for an expansion of the Highland Park apartment complex, as well as a new building for the men's shelter.

Here is what DCmud had to say about the new construction:
Originally approved as the "Calla Lilly", a 69 unit residence, the building will now feature a setback penthouse level and blend more harmoniously into Highland Park. The recent zoning extension also alleviates parking requirements by taking advantage of Highland Park's underground garage. The new Highland Park West apartment tower will front Irving Street and be connected to its sibling, both physically and visually, replicating the style of the existing apartments. A new shelter facility will occupy the back portion of the lot, and will stand separately from the apartment buildings.

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