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Office, hotel, bank proposed on Quadrille and Gardenia site

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Development news: Office, hotel, bank are envisioned at mixed-use site at corner of Quadrille and Gardenia

The project, currently called “The Cosmopolitan”, is in early approval stages and still must go before the Downtown Action Committee for approval. The site, zoned Quadrille Garden District 10(30), is part of a recently created subdistrict which allows for additional development capacity and height if certain conditions are met, as well as the possibility of being granted reduced or free city-owned transfers of development rights (TDRs). The proposal calls for 206 hotel rooms and over 110,000 square feet of office use, as well as just under 5,000 square feet for a bank.

 

2015-11-04 21_39_39-15-818US_CosmopolitanWPB_SitePlanApproval_2015-09-16.pdf - Adobe AcrobatCurrent buildings on the development site include Eaton Fine Art and Russo’s Subs, which must be demolished to make way for the project. Occupying the southeast corner of the block, Vital Printing is not on the current set of plans, but we’ve heard this may be changing and the developer will likely assemble the entire half block.

 

Street view of corner of Quadrille and Gardenia:

 


At this stage, I would encourage interested citizens and advocates to pay particular attention to the ground floor details of the current plans. Be aware, these plans are preliminary and could change substantially. As we learn more, we’ll consider the design of this project from a walkability and public realm standpoint and provide opinion. To see details of ground level site plan, click image below.

 

Renderings of the project are below.

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6 thoughts on “Office, hotel, bank proposed on Quadrille and Gardenia site

  1. Yuck, they have an alley, but still insist on using most of their street frontage for parking garage entrances/exits?

    Also, looks like they will be destroying some cool historic “fine-grain” buildings by bulldozing Eaton. This project doesn’t meet the “fine-grain” test… Looks like 1980s DC on the ground floor.

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  2. C’mon man. That’s disgusting.

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