by Susan Ruether
What used to be the Petrovitch auto repair shop -- abandoned in recent years and one of 14th street's last vestiges of the bygone “auto row” -- will soon be transformed into a nine-story mixed-use development including approximately 170 residential condominiums, street-level retail, and below-grade parking. The construction will take place at 14th St, NW between Florida Ave and Belmont St. The project also involved nine months of negotiations with Comcast to remove a satellite farm and antenna tower from the corner of 14th ST and Florida Ave.
“View 14” as it is to be called, is a joint venture between a local developer “Level 2” and Centrum Properties of Chicago IL. The project was recently approved in its application for “Planned Unit Development” at a Dec 5th hearing before the zoning commission. The