One in all Dantes Partners founder Buwa Binitie's favourite buildings is New York's Flatiron building, so when he considered potential designs for the small, triangular Mount Vernon Triangle website DC selected his firm to develop, he knew the place to begin.
Dantes filed its plans this week for the Capitol Vista mission, a 104-unit inexpensive housing constructing with three,200 SF of floor-flooring retail, which the event staff modeled after the New York Metropolis icon.
"That was the very first thing that got here to thoughts once we went after this website, was how might we create a contemporary-day model of the Flatiron constructing in a manner that makes it iconic, each architecturally talking and as a programmatic use," Binitie mentioned. "We felt it was solely becoming given the placement that we kind of take just a little bit from the Flatiron and inject our personal fashionable method to it, with glass and a few of the different options."
The Mount Vernon Triangle website, at 888 New Jersey Ave. NW, is only a block from the Capitol Crossing growth and midway between Union Station and Gallery Place. Such a fascinating location might command prime-of-market rents, however Binitie noticed a necessity for nicely-situated inexpensive housing.
"There’s lots of pent-up demand for inexpensive in every single place," Binitie mentioned. "What you usually don’t see is creating inexpensive housing product in a extremely fascinating neighborhood."
Binitie mentioned he is able to break floor as quickly because the Zoning Fee approves the mission, which he hopes can be a clean course of.