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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Condos in 900 Block of 12th Street

This just in, a friend sent me the link to the condo development that is slated to occupy much of the eastern side of the 900 block of 12th Street. Originally meant to be the site of the Negro League Legends Hall of Fame, the space has long been rumored to be the future home of condos. Now we have a website for those condos, which will be called the Capitol Hill Oasis. From the site: The development grounds comprise nearly 32,000 square feet. Oasis buildings consist of one 16-dwelling-unit condominium and ten 2-dwelling-unit townhouses. Some of the townhouses will be 4 stories. Apparently, they will also be located in "Historic Capitol Hill," (which is interesting considering that they'll be located in the 900 block of 12th Street NE).

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

please fix the link to cap hill oasis.

Jan 26, 2006, 6:24:00 AM

 
Blogger Tristrami said...

The design seems highly incongruos with the neighborhood's feel and architecture. Maybe in Arlingotn on Glebe road this type of development would be appropriate...

Jan 26, 2006, 8:33:00 AM

 
Blogger inked said...

Try clicking the link again. It must have been a server issue. The link is working fine.

Jan 26, 2006, 8:47:00 AM

 
Blogger Wisecracking Tofu Midget said...

This looks a lot like what they put in in Takoma Park (Blair Rd, across from the gas station). I agree with Tristrami, very incongruous! And probably very expensive!

Jan 26, 2006, 10:43:00 AM

 
Blogger Richard Layman said...

pretty nasty looking, but then so is the Wylie Court condominiums. Too bad there's not design review...

Jan 26, 2006, 2:22:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those computer generated pictures are so sketchy its hard to imagine what these dwellings will eventually look like. I've drawn more detailed doodles myself....

Jan 26, 2006, 4:49:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont get excited, this web site has been up for almost a year. The owner of the property has been touting this project for years. I am uncertain if a permit is even pulled on this project. The demo of the older 2 building was done back in August, and this is when neighbors were directed to the web site, Since then bricks, rubble and debri still exist. The sidewalk was blocked for months until neighbors complained and they moved it back. This block needs attention. Most people across the strret from this project are homeowners. The one crack house draws a multitude of criminal activity which puts older residence at risk. To that end dont believe the hype.

Jan 26, 2006, 6:01:00 PM

 
Anonymous anonymous coward said...

To me it looks like something that they would build in Logan Circle. The other comment I have is that Capitol Oasis has one rather poor website. Does anyone else find it humorous that the website spends a lot of time plugging Capitol Hill when the damn place isn't in Capitol Hill?

Jan 26, 2006, 10:05:00 PM

 
Blogger inked said...

I first heard about the condos around the time of the demolition. This is the first I heard of a website, so it was new to me. A couple of years back they were still talking baseball museum (I think they held a "ground breaking" in August of 2004). The website does suck. With those renderings it's a bit hard to tell what they are building. Somebody sent me the website because the project is up before some zoning board. And yeah, this isn't Capitol Hill.

Jan 26, 2006, 10:11:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally like the fancy yellow sports car. Adds a nice touch to a laughable site.

Jan 31, 2006, 8:35:00 PM

 

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