An interior space in Parker Flats at Gage School.
A rendering of The Centrie at 435 R Street, NW.
The kitchen of a Boundary Heights condo.
A rendering of a condo by Hickok Cole for a site at 14th and Corcoran Streets.
A rendering of a room in the Condos at Edmonds School.
An aerial rendering of CityCenterDC.

Hot Condos in DC

The condo market in downtown DC is flourishing, with empty nesters trading sizable, single-family homes for a streamlined, urban lifestyle. In response, a housing boom has begun in hip, up-and-coming neighborhoods that are quickly gentrifying to accommodate the influx. Here’s a list of on-trend neighborhoods, along with an update on what condos are already in each of them and what’s in the works. The list does not include condos that are currently sold out, or projects scheduled for completion after 2014. Prices are included wherever possible.

The Centrie at 435 R Street,  NW
 Previously called Four Thirty Five Condominiums, The Centrie is a four-story condo project by Community Three Development for which  sample floor plans are now available. The project—currently under construction—will convert a vacant lot and an adjacent building into 18 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom  units, plus 11 parking spaces nearby. Delivery is projected for spring 2014; pricing is expected to be in the $300,000 to $430,000 range.

McGill Row
Two four-story brick buildings house 38 units at 2201 Second Street, NW, in the LeDroit Park neighborhood. Built by Miller Development. Prices start at $250,000 for a studio. 

Parker Flats at Gage School
This renovated historic DC public school at 2035 Second Street, NW, offers 92 loft-style units in a restored 1904 building with a 2007 addition. The renovation was designed by Bonstra | Haresign Architects and developed by Urban Realty Advisors. Though the building has sold out, a two-bedroom unit priced at $395,000 is available at press time.

The Jefferson
Twenty residences remain unsold at this 5401 Ninth Street, NW, condo location, which offers Deco-style one-, two- and three-bedroom residences with landscaped, glass-block courtyards and terraces. One-bedrooms start at $189,000.

The Otis
The Otis at 809-811 and 812 Otis Place, NW, is now offering 36 one-bedroom units for under $300,000. Developed by FORTIS and designed by PGN

Central Union Mission

The site of the Central Union Mission at 1350 R Street, NW, will hold a 51-unit condo of lofts and duplexes; the project broke ground this past summer. Designed by Eric Colbert and developed by Alturas Real Estate Interests, LLC. No website available yet.

14th and Corcoran Streets, NW
Hickok Cole Architects is designing a 40-unit residential project at 14th and Corcoran Streets, NW, a site currently occupied by a Zipcar parking lot and developed by Z-Tek, LLC. Scheduled for completion in 2014.

1400-1404 14th Street, NW
Abdo Development has plans for a 30-unit, six-story mixed-use building at the corner of 14th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, NW, with ground-floor retail and a second-floor office space. 

Boundary Heights
BlackRock Development LLC’s Boundary Heights condominiums at 1421 Florida Avenue, NW, boast eight roomy, two-bedroom units in a six-story building, each with its own private terrace or rooftop deck. Prices start in the $600s.

Woolworth Condominums
This 16-unit condo at 1115 H Street, NE, by Wall Development, is nearing completion. The units will deliver in late 2013 with prices in the $300s.

The Maryland
Valor Development is currently increasing the size of The Maryland (formerly called The Maia), located at 1350 Maryland Avenue, NE, from 49 units to 84. Construction on the condo project, designed by PGN Architects, is underway. The building will have one- and two-bedroom units.

301 H Street
Capital City Real Estate has a 25-unit condo project scheduled for delivery in 2014. Architect Norman Smith designed the six-story building, which will include one- and two-bedroom residences and 5,000 square feet of retail

The Bryan School Lofts
This 40,000-square-foot historic landmark building at 1315 Independence Avenue, SE, was restored and converted to 20 luxury lofts by Abdo Development. The Bryan School (circa 1906) features soaring ceilings and massive windows. Prices start at $499,000.

The Condos at Edmonds School
Ditto Residential has partnered with CAS Riegler to convert a 1903 school into 20 luxury condos at 901 D Street, NE; in the parking lot next to the school, four townhomes have been built in the same classic style. Prices start in the $500s.

This 10-acre, 2.5 million-square-foot mixed-use neighborhood development by Hines is bordered by New York Avenue and H, 9th and 11th Streets, NW. It will boast 216 condos, more than 60 shops and restaurants—including one featuring three-star Michelin chef Daniel Boulud—and apartments and offices. The Residences at City Center encompasses two separate towers designed by Foster + Partners. Scheduled for delivery in late 2013.