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36 new units coming to Petworth/Park View

Otis Flats

Two formerly abandoned buildings on the 800 block of Otis Place NW will be renovated and on the market in the next three months, says architect Jeff Goins of PGN Architects, whose firm is designing the project.

The buildings, at 809-811 Otis Place NW and 812 Otis Place NW across the street, are undergoing "a full renovation from, I guess, all the way to the studs," Goins says. "It's going to be nice." Once complete, the development will be known as the Otis Flats.

The buildings together will comprise 36 units with "all new windows, state of the art kitchens," Goins says. "They're large units, with lots of air and light."

The 809-811 building was built in 1941 and originally had 22 units and an inner courtyard. According to city records, 812 Otis Pl NW was built in 1910 as a four-unit building.

The blog Park View DC reports that the building is expected to be market-rate condos. Similar condos in the area have sold recently for between $260,000 for a 471-square-foot one-bedroom to $432,000 for a 1,100-square-foot two-bedroom unit.

Just as recently as last year (before construction began), both Otis Place buildings were classified as blighted buildings, which carries the highest penalty taxes from the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue. 

Read more articles by Rachel Kaufman.

Rachel is the managing editor of Elevation D.C. She also covers tech, business and science for publications nationwide. She lives in Brookland.
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