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Nine condos replacing rowhomes on Newton Place NW

A nine-unit condo building is coming to Park View, at the corner of Newton Place NW and Georgia Avenue, just south of the Petworth Metro station.

The project replaces three hundred-year-old rowhomes-703, 705, and 707 Newton Place NW, which Lock 7 Development purchased in October-with a three-story, 8,000-square-foot, modern structure.

The company's website shows floor plans for all nine units, a mix of one- and two-bedrooms, with roof decks for the top three units and balconies for the lower ones. Square 134 Architects is designing the project.

A letter from the District Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) dated Dec. 30 confirms that the project conforms to D.C. zoning regulations, without need for any special exceptions or zoning relief, so the construction process may be relatively rapid.

"We'll start construction in the first quarter," David Gorman, principal, Lock 7 Development, says. "We're aiming to deliver for the fall market, [but] there's a lot that has to happen to get from here to there." The company has filed for a raze permit to tear down the existing rowhomes, which had been used as rental properties but, Gorman says, "were really run down." 

The new design tries to "incorporate elements we'd seen in the neighborhood," Gorman adds.

The project is estimated to deliver in October 2014.

Prices weren't available at press time, but similar units in the area are going for the high-$300s and up, according to Trulia.com.

This story has been updated with comment from David Gorman, principal, Lock 7.

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