Neighborhood residents and those who drive along 14th Street between Florida Avenue and Belmont Street Northwest have been intrigued at recent signs of construction preparation at the former site of an auto repair shop.
SK&I Architectural Design Group of Bethesda has designed the building. The 275,000-square-foot View 14 project functions as a link between the Columbia Heights neighborhood and the U Street corridor, both of which have experienced growth and revitalization in recent years.
Level 2 Development provided a community benefits package to the neighborhood, which includes a $1 million contribution to allow low-income residents of Cresthill Apartments, a neighboring development, to purchase their building.
In addition, Level 2 secured an agreement with Comcast to remove the satellite receivers on the corner of 14th Street and Florida Avenue to improve the neighborhood appearance.
Level 2 plans to contribute to area organizations such as the Metropolitan Police Department Boys and Girls Club No. 10 on 14th Street and to the Children's Studio School at 13th and V streets Northwest.
View 14 will include street-level retail stores and restaurants and underground parking in addition to about 170 condominiums. The building will have floor-to-ceiling glass, angled bay windows and terraces to maximize exposure to the views of the city, particularly the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument.
Other building amenities will include a 20,000-square-foot fitness center, an observation deck, a green roof, a Zen garden and a Wi-Fi media study.
Inside, each of the homes includes a balcony or terrace, 9-foot ceilings, an angled bay window, bamboo flooring and a sleek, modern kitchen. Sales are expected to begin in late June, with prices ranging from the mid-$200,000s to the mid- $900,000s.
Monthly condominium fees start at $155 for a studio home, $180 for a one-bedroom home, $295 for a one-bedroom home with a den and $400 for a two-bedroom home.
The studio homes include a foyer entrance with an adjacent closet and a laundry room with a washer and dryer, plus an open kitchen with a breakfast bar.
The living and dining area is open to the bedroom area, which has a double-door closet along one wall. The bathroom includes a large shower.
The one-bedroom home has a foyer entrance with a closet and a laundry room with a washer and dryer, with an entrance to the full bath. Along the hall is a workstation niche for a computer.
The bedroom includes a walk-in closet and a private entrance to the full bath. Nearby are the open kitchen and living and dining room, which has a glass door to the balcony.
The one-bedroom-and-den home includes a foyer entrance with a closet and an adjacent full bath with a combination tub and shower. Next to the foyer are a den with a closet and a laundry room with a washer and dryer.
The open kitchen includes a center island that helps define the space and separate it from the living and dining room, which has a glass door to the balcony. The bedroom has a walk-in closet and a private bath with a shower.
The two-bedroom home has a foyer entrance with a closet and a laundry room with a washer and dryer. Near the foyer are a full bath with combination tub and shower, plus a bedroom with a closet with double doors.
The center of this home is open, with a kitchen including a center island and a pantry, and a living and dining room with a glass door to the balcony.
The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and a private bath with a large shower and a double-sink vanity. For information about View 14 call 202/387-1110 or visit www.level2development.com.