Wall Development Group’s H Street Corridor Condo Project Nearing Completion
- Dec 17, 2014
By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Editor
Washington, D.C.—Sixteen newly developed condominium homes at 1115 H Street, NE in the nation’s capital will soon welcome residents. Wall Development Group has nearly completed the five-story, mixed-use development called 1115H that features the condos. Condominium sales and marketing firm Urban Pace has commenced taking reservations from prospective buyers.
Designed to attain LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, 1115H offers an array of environmentally conscious, energy-saving features. Among them are a green roof, triple-glazed windows, wiring for potential electric car charging stations and covered bicycle storage.
The new residents will also receive a one-year “transit package.”
The 16,000-square-foot building, designed by Washington, D.C.-based Square 134, the project architect, fills a site once occupied by a Woolworth store. The 16 “starter” condo homes will be priced from the mid-$300,000s.
The 1115H development could not have been better timed. It is being completed just as a new H Street streetcar line will breathe even more life into the thoroughfare. That streetcar line will be the first in Washington, D.C. in more than half a century and will feature a western terminus at Union Station.
“The project was conceived several years ago, but hit various delays along the way,” developer Stan Wall tells MHN. “Those delays turned out to be very beneficial, as the project is now delivering at a time [of] significant transformation in the H Street corridor.”
Since groundbreaking last year, Wall has teamed with a neighborhood secondary institution, Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School, to give students a chance to create their own designs for the site. He will continue to work with the students after completion of 1115H to encourage interest in pursuing architectural, construction and engineering careers.
“The students did an amazing job with this assignment,” Wall says. “One I liked, for example, created an interior arcade with retail kiosks.”
“The new condos at 1115H will offer more District residents the opportunity to purchase their own homes in the hip H Street corridor for less than the cost of renting comparably sized apartments in many D.C. neighborhoods,” says Lynn Hackney, president of Urban Pace.
“Living in a green building that’s located in a transit corridor will help residents save money on transportation and utility costs, while they enjoy the shopping, dining and entertainment options available all along H Street.”
Stretching approximately 13 blocks in length, the H Street corridor has at least three distinct areas of focus, Wall says.
“On the western end, development has been anchored by larger-scale projects including Senate Square, 360 H, the Apollo, and Jair Lynch’s mixed-use project in the 600 block,” he reports. “The Eastern end of the corridor has also been very active. [It was] anchored originally by the Atlas Performing Arts Center, and [later] by a significant number of restaurants.
“The 1115 H Street project will be the first in a series of boutique mixed-use buildings—along with 1300H and 1400H—that bring residents into the mix in the more entertainment-oriented east end of the corridor.”