Friday, January 11, 2013

Florida Avenue Baptist Church to demolish 637-639 Florida Avenue NW, just outside of the LeDroit Park Historic District

Washington Business Journal reporter Michael Neibauer spotted the demolition permits by Florida Avenue Baptist Church to demolish two buildings at 637 and 639 Florida Avenue NW.
637, 639 Florida Ave. NW: Much of these two commercial buildings will be demolished in preparation for reconstruction. The owner is listed as Florida Avenue Baptist Church in tax records, and 637/639 Florida Avenue LLC in permit records.

See a Google Map of these two properties.  
                                                                                    
Too bad that the building to the east of these two buildings -- the Eagle Medical building right on the corner of Florida Avenue NW and Bohrer NW at 635 Florida Avenue NW -- isn't on the demo list as well.  It is rather an uninspiring building.

I just hope that the new construction buildings are not "meh" like the Eagle Medical building.

Note that the two building fall outside of the LeDroit Park Historic District. So the DC Historic Preservation Review Board would not weigh in on the demo permits.  The building demolition is matter-of-right.

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