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EastBanc Pivots To Plan B For Georgetown Gas Station Project


EastBanc continues to work through a zoning snag at a planned redevelopment project in Georgetown.

At issue is EastBanc’s proposed redevelopment of a gas station at 2715 Pennsylvania Ave NW. The developer’s initial proposal had hoped to solve a zoning issue at the site and city-wide, but EastBanc has now taken the step of asking the Zoning Commission for an exception, Curbed reports.

EastBanc filed a PUD application last July for an eight-unit luxury apartment house with space for a ground-floor restaurant. The site measures only 7,400 SF, less than half the size of a typical PUD, and also less than the 7,500 SF minimum that zoning would require.

EastBanc had originally proposed a zoning text amendment that would cut the minimum size of PUDs to 10k SF, but will now settle for an exception to allow the project to move forward. Current plans call for a 60-foot-high building, residential units of around 2k SF each, and for the restaurant to span 1,845 SF with room for outdoor seating. [Curbed]