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Logan Circle site looks to spring 2014 groundbreaking

The 11th and M project, viewed from 11th Street NW

1011 M Street MW, a 78,000 square-foot building slated for development at the corner of 11th and M Street NW, three blocks east of Thomas Circle, is a couple of steps closer to groundbreaking.
Sarah Alexander, associate principal of Torti Gallas and Partners, the Silver Spring-based architects designing the project, says that the building concept has been approved by the Historic Preservation Review Board [HPRB], and is now in the design-and-development phase. 1011 M Street NE is among those properties in Community Three Development LLC’s portfolio.
Permitting from the District is underway, Alexander says, with groundbreaking slated for spring 2014. Once permits are obtained from the city, the developers must secure final approval from the HPRB.
1011 M Street NW will be one mixed-use building that looks like two: a nine-story, yellow-brick portion on M, plus a six-story, red-brick section on 11th.  The two will in effect embrace the 11 M Cleaners building at 1131 11th St NW.
Included in the 87-unit project will be one level of underground parking as well as 3,000 square feet of retail space at ground level.
Elliot Liebow, the DC-born urban anthropologist who set his acclaimed 1967 sociological text Tally’s Corner at this very intersection, would no doubt be astonished by plans for its redevelopment. Liebow died in 1994, but his study of the impoverished men who once occupied this corner sold more than two million copies – a remarkable feat for a work that grew out of his PhD dissertation for Catholic University of America.

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Amy Rogers Nazarov is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist with more than 25 years experience as a staff reporter and a freelance writer, covering technology, adoption, real estate, and lifestyle topics from food & drink to home organizing. Her byline has appeared in Cooking Light, The Washington Post, Slate, Washingtonian, The Writer, Smithsonian, The Washington Post Express, The Baltimore Examiner, The Sacramento Bee, Cure, The Washington Times, Museum, and many other outlets. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors and tweets at @WordKitchenDC.
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