13|U accommodates 129 rental apartments ranging in size from 635 SF to 1,400 SF, along with street-level commercial uses. This new set of residences will further enhance the vibrant U Street corridor. The residential lobby of 13|U fronts on to U Street and is flanked on each side by shop fronts and retail entrances. Resident amenities include a club room, fitness area, below-grade parking, bicycle storage and a rooftop pool. The building’s location takes advantage of numerous public transit options including several bus lines and the U Street/Cardozo Metro Station located directly across 13th Street.
The exterior design of 13|U takes its cues from many of Washington, DC’s most iconic apartment houses. Portions of the building’s U Street façade are setback above the 2nd floor, creating a series of narrower pavilions that sculpt the building’s massing and create a unique rhythm along U Street. The massing of the wider, center pavilion is articulated with two end-bays and a central projection that marks the entrance to the residential lobby. Two curving corners frame a second ‘front’ to the building along 13th Street.
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