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Four condos coming to vacant lot in Eckington

While it doesn't look like much now, this lot will soon be four new condos

A vacant lot in Eckington will soon become four 1,500-square-foot condos, thanks to developer Peartree Development.

Ground has been broken at the site, at the corner of 3rd and Randolph Place NE.

Ken Birnbaum, principal of Peartree, has been working in Eckington for many years. "There's demand for it [housing]," he says. "It's an up-and-coming neighborhood—well, it's up and come. I'm comfortable with the area, and I'm comfortable with the values in it, and I think it's an area where people might like to buy. Maybe they're aspirational Dupont Circle buyers, but the economics are such that I put a good product in that will be comparable" in quality, he says.

Peartree received the permits to begin work on the project earlier this month.

Each unit will have two bedrooms, a den, backyard space and a terrace. Each unit will also come with one parking space.

The site has been a vacant lot for apparently quite some time. "From what I gathered, there hasn't been anything on it for quite a long time, if ever," Birnbaum says. Access to the Metropolitan Branch Trail is one block away, and the NoMa metro station is 10-15 minutes away by foot.

Eckington is beginning to see some of the development touching other parts of northeast D.C. Just a few blocks south of the 3rd and Randolph development is the Trilogy NoMa apartments, and nearby in Eckington is Metropolitan Overlook, a 37-unit condo project in a historic building.

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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