Avalon Bay

        Avalon Bay presented two proposals at the ANC Meeting:

o       One within the MOR height and density limits of current zoning [although not within current zoning inasmuch as they are proposing retail along Wisconsin Avenue in an R-5-B zone.

o       The other would have higher heights and density, with 9 story buildings in both the R-5-B zone [maximum 50 feet] and the C-2-B zone [maximum 65 feet], and approximately 750,000 SF, an FAR of 4.57, approximately twice that allowed as a MOR.

        The PUD proposal:

o       Heights: 90 feet in the building on Jenifer and 44th; 9 stories on the northern wing of the building on 44th Street at the southern end of the site, and 4 stories on the southern wing of that building. On Wisconsin, 9 stories on the northern end of the building and 5 stories on the southern end.

o       FAR and square footage: The FAR for this proposal is 4.57 and the square footage is approximately 750,000 SF.

        The MOR Proposal:

o       FAR and square footage: They are proposing an FAR of 2.16, with a total square footage of 357,000 SF, of which 30,000 will be retail, along the Wisconsin Avenue frontage.

o       Usage: There will be 295-300 residential units, with 1 1.25 parking spaces per residential unit. There will be 7-10 parking spaces per thousand feet of retail space. Residential units will be a combination of rental and condominiums, with condominiums on the northern end of the site. The bus facility will not be on-site.

o       Heights: The building on Wisconsin will be 5 stories. The building at Jenifer and 44th will be 6 stories. There will be a private road with entrances from 44th Street, U-shaped, with a 4-story, H-shaped building in the area formed by that road. That road provides vehicular access to the buildings. To the south of that road, between that road and the alley behind Harrison Street, there will be a row of townhouses.

o       Design: There will be pedestrian access through the site between Wisconsin and 44th Street, partially using the sidewalk of the private road.

 

Avalon Bay submitted only one proposal to WMATA for Western Bus Garage

 

        FAR and square footage: They are proposing an FAR of 3.1, with a total square footage of 509,000 SF, of which 15,000 will be retail, along the Wisconsin Avenue frontage.

        Usage: There will be 396 residential units [240 rental apartments [one and two bedroom units] in two buildings, 143 condominiums in one building at Jenifer and 44th and 13 townhouses (for sale) just north of the alley behind Harrison Street]. For the apartments, there will be 1.2 parking spaces per residential unit. The townhouses will have garages. There will be 7-10 parking spaces per thousand feet of retail space. Residential units will be a combination of rental and condominiums, with condominiums on the northern end of the site. The bus facility will not be on-site.

        Heights:

o       The building on Wisconsin will be 7 stories, approximately 75 feet measured from Wisconsin. This has 100 rental apartments and retail, with one level of parking above grade in the back of the building, facing an internal road. The wings behind the 7-story building will be 5 stories.

o       The building at Jenifer and 44th will be 8 stories and Jenifer [measured from Jenifer], rising to 9 stories in the southern end. The 8-9 story condominium building will run approximately 250 feet south on 44th Street.

o       South of that is a 4 story building with 140 rental units.

o       Just south of the 4-story building is am internal street [two-way] with entrances from 44th Street and on Jenifer just west of the Booeymonger building. There are vehicular entrances to some of the buildings from this road and the road also connects with the alley behind the Buick site and Pepco substation.

o       To the south of that road, between that road and the alley behind Harrison Street, there will be a row of townhouses [3-stories], with vehicular access from the alley and pedestrian entrances from the internal street.

        Design: There will be pedestrian access through the site between Wisconsin and 44th Street, partially using the sidewalk of the private road. There are some courtyards which are above the at grade portions of the parking and accessible only to residents.