Friday, November 13, 2015

Retail Replaced by Residential at Camden South Capitol

It appears that the retail space on the ground floor of Camden South Capitol will instead be used as residential. It was reported in the Washington Business Journal that a permit was granted to convert the 4,382 SF of ground floor retail into five apartments. These will be the only residential units in the building that front South Capitol Street. Camden South Capitol opened at the northwest corner of South Capitol and O streets in 2013. At the time, the developer was hoping to attract a restaurant to the space, located across the street from Nationals Park. On the same block as Camden South Capitol, the planned residential building just to the north of Camden South Capitol plans to include ground floor retail.


Michael said...

The developers trying to cram as much income as possible without any benefits to the community. When a developer proposes something to benefit the community - like a restaurant. The District should hold them to it. Smart urban planning shouldn't include ground level residential units.

AMK said...

It seems odd that Camden hasn't been able to get a retailer in that building in the couple of years since it opened, given the location right across from the baseball stadium and the rapidly redeveloping neighborhood around it. Can't fathom who would want to live right at street level on busy South Capitol St., but I guess if they price it competitively they'll find someone who's willing to live with the traffic right outside their window.