7050 Eastern Avenue NW
110-Units Proposed for Takoma Park
Plans are under review for a 110-unit all-affordable multi-family building. The project will have roughly 4,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to amenity space and residential service areas. There are parking and loading areas located below grade.
The design of the new building will consist of a front elevation broken down with two four-story bays projecting over the mass of the building, with the building itself coming to a sharp edge, angled due to the Metro line.
"The main mass of the building is differentiated in a natural wood tone siding, with the sixth floor set back from the main block," documents filed with the Historic Preservation Office stated. "Along the sides of the building the massing is aesthetically broken down into four smaller volumes through articulations of grey, white, and wood tones of panel siding and lap siding, and through subtle projections. A mix of recessed and Juliette balconies creates visual interest on the front and side elevations."
The proposal would require demolishing the existing 36-unit apartment building, and replacing it with a six-story structure.