New condos part of makeover of D.C.’s historic Walter Reed campus

From The Washington Post:

The Kite House’s 109 units have one to three bedrooms, and they’re priced from low $400,000s to about $1.2 million. Kite House is a mixed-use condominium building at the Parks at Walter Reed, a 67-acre residential and commercial development on part of what was once the Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus.

“While the project is new construction, it was designed with elements that related to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center buildings,” said Katie Wiacek, managing director of Hines, one of the developers of the property. “The site is a historic district, so the project design was reviewed and approved by the Historic Preservation Review Board. The color palette (use of red brick) and building massing were influenced by the historic buildings on the campus. Additionally, part of the below-grade garage structure was reused, which significantly reduced the embodied carbon associated with the construction.”

Kite House is part of the Parks at Walter Reed, which includes residential and commercial development with green space, close to downtown by car or public transportation. The site is a few blocks from the sprawling Rock Creek Park. The building is new construction but was designed to fit in with the Walter Reed historic district, said Wiacek.

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