5500 & 5520 Wisconsin Avenue
Carr Companies & Donohoe File Sketch Plans for 18-Story Friendship Heights Tower
Carr Companies & Donohoe Development Company have submitted a sketch plan application for the redevelopment of 5500-5520 Wisconsin Avenue. The team plans to redevelop the aging, underperforming, single-story retail component of the property with a mixed-use, predominately residential development containing up to 380 residential units, and up to 12,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial use. The development will also provide diverse public open space offerings that will enhance pedestrian circulation and create opportunities for social gatherings. The public open space strategy is comprised of three parts, all of which enhance the public realm: (1) the Woonerf; (2) an urban pocket park on South Park Avenue; and (3) streetscape improvements. The Woonerf will provide improved pedestrian connectivity by introducing a new through-block connection between The Hills Plaza and Wisconsin Avenue.