Nonprofit Group Pitches Eckington Mixed-Use Project With Emergency Shelter
A 108-year-old, two-story Eckington building that has been used as a grain warehouse and an ice cream factory could soon be replaced with a mixed-use building featuring an emergency shelter for domestic violence survivors.
A nonprofit group has submitted an application with the Board of Zoning Adjustments to build a five-story mixed-use project at 101 Q St. NE with a 30-unit emergency shelter and office space, Curbed reports.
The application was submitted by Amaro LLC, a subsidiary of D.C. SAFE, a nonprofit group dedicated to ensuring the safety of domestic violence survivors. The organization, founded in 1997 as part of the D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence before splitting off as an independent group in 2006, is headquartered in the D.C. Superior Court building at 500 Indiana Ave. NW.
The group aims to build a five-story building with 13,558 SF of office space in the basement and on the first and second floors that can be used as administrative space or rented to other tenants. The proposal includes 30 residential units on floors three through five that will range from studios to three-bedroom units. The units would be fully furnished, including bath and kitchen supplies, and serve as temporary housing for domestic violence survivors. It would also include a communal rooftop space with a 1,349 SF play area for children, a 393 SF terrace for adults and a 2,049 SF indoor recreation space.