Connecticut Avenue Northwest from Porter Street to Nebraska Avenue* has 43 multi-unit residential buildings, and unless you’re in the know, they are largely indistinguishable. Is that building a condo, a co-op or an apartment building? And if it is an apartment building – is it rent-controlled or not?
Here is what may be the first map in DC to answer those questions.
Key: Purple stars = Condos; Blue diamonds = Co-ops; Yellow houses = Rent-controlled apartments (built before 1976); Green squares = Non-rent-controlled apartments (built after 1976). (Created by Barbara Cline and Mary Peckiconis)
The differences matter to anyone seeking housing in the neighborhood.
You want to live steps away from Giant, CVS and Van Ness Metro? Van Ness gives you a choice of housing: The Van Ness North cooperative, rent-controlled apartments at 3003 Van Ness (the former Van Ness South) and the Van Ness East condominiums.
You want the financial security of rent control? Here there are 18 buildings to choose from, including the charm and ambiance of old-style buildings like The Frontenac and Sedgwick Gardens and the more modern Clarence House.
You want an amenity-rich apartment? Yes, we have those too. Meet your newest neighbors: Park Van Ness and Park Connecticut. Three older apartment buildings also have luxury touches: The Saratoga, Tilden Hall (currently renovating) and AVA Van Ness.
You prefer owning your home? Choose from our neighborhood’s six cooperatives and 13 condominiums.
Much of the data was collected the old-fashioned way: walking, looking and asking around. So if we missed anything please let us know.
We also want to hear what you like about this map, what needs to be improved and if there are other layers you would like us to add.
*The southern and northern boundaries of ANC 3F. Though the Broadmoor is not in this ANC, we’ve included it in this map.