Elevation DC

Work has begun on the transformation of the former Italian Embassy in Adams Morgan-Columbia Heights into more than 100 residential units. Although construction of the project, called The Flats at Il Palazzo, is not scheduled until winter of 2015 at the earliest, Michael Beidler, principal of Trout Design Studio, says that some exterior demolition and site work and some interior demolition are underway.
“The plan has not changed from the original [residential] program. But it has evolved and is in the process for the building permit from DCRA,” he says.
Architects from Trout Design Studio are collaborating with developer Potomac Construction Group on the reuse of the historic property at 2700 16th Street NW.

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