Last month, the Washington Business Journal reported on the plans to redevelop the building Zara once occupied in Georgetown. Now, those plans have a tweaked design.
Eastbanc is seeking Old Georgetown Board review for a plan to reestablish smaller-format retail and add office and residential use to the 30,000-square-foot building at 1234-1242 Wisconsin Avenue NW (map). The rear addition would enable delivery of 15,000 square feet of office space and five residential units above the retail spaces. McInturff Architects is the design architect.
The project at 1234-1238 Wisconsin Avenue NW is actually comprised of five buildings fronting both Wisconsin Avenue and Prospect Street, constructed between the early 19th century and the 1960s, with additions made into the early 1980s.
As seen in the below renderings, the developers are also seeking to demolish the second story of 1242 Wisconsin and have put forth five options to replace that story.