At last night’s SOSNA zoning meeting, representatives from Harman Deutsch presented plans for 2401 Carpenter St. to the community. Their proposal was to build an addition to the existing two-story building, and offer three condo units for sale in the renovated building. Looking at the structure today, it has some lovely bones. And looking at some old listings for the property, it looks like it has some nice original details inside as well.
At the meeting, several near neighbors spoke out in opposition to the project, mostly with concerns about the added density on a block with almost exclusively single family homes. It’s possible that the condo approach was something of a comfort, though small, one-floor condos often end up becoming rentals in the long run. One thing we will say about the design of the renovation is that it looks really nice on the outside.
Carpenter Street elevation
24th Street elevation. We dig the mansard.
From what we could tell, the community and the Zoning Committee were not in support of the application in its current form. We’re guessing the developer will come back to the neighborhood with an altered proposal, with either a duplex or a single-family use that will likely garner much less opposition. Or they could just go to zoning, but that would seem like a risky move.
We’ll keep an eye on this project and provide an update if anything new and interesting takes place.