Thursday, January 14, 2010

Embassy Finally Going Condo

This is news to me. If you know what's going on, please let me know. The Embassy Apartment residents denied an attempted condo conversion --maybe 4 or 5 years ago-- but looks like this is happening for real now. The economy and District laws prevented the then owners from converting at the time. Essentially, they had waited too long to act on the original paperwork. Maybe they refiled. I don't know. Curious to find out though.

Hopefully the apartment renters are either getting a decent chance to put in offers or getting generous buyouts.

Beautiful building. Just gorgeous. 1613 Harvard Street NW. I consider that Mount Pleasant. For reasons that are not hard to guess, the new Embassy website references Adams Morgan as the location and notes that the building is "just two blocks from Columbia Heights Metro," while "Capitol Hill and the Central Business District are minutes away." No mention at all of Mount Pleasant. Not a selling point I guess. Sad. Anyway, good luck to the new resident. You'll love our neighborhood, too. Promise.