The Glover House apartment residences, retail near completion

Gourmet grocery, 226 apartments part of The Glover House development

The Glover House apartment residences is readying its completion this spring. The 250,000 square-foot multifamily project renovates a seven-story Holiday Inn from the 1970’s and adds a new building, producing 226 homes in the historic Glover Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The complex sits between the Tenleytown Metro Station and Georgetown. Donohue Construction crews are busy preparing the site for leasing by JBG Smith, the mixed-use site’s developer.

Once completed, The Glover House will offer amenities, including a cafe, rooftop pool & deck, whiskey room, fitness center, and game room. Foodies who lease at The Glover House will enjoy convenient access to local restaurants and bars, and the Georgetown neighborhood, which is undergoing a renaissance.

A Trader Joe’s is planned for The Glover House site and will anchor 20,000 square feet of “food-focused retail.” As part of the residential portion, two-level townhouse units will also be available, according to the geotechnical engineer, Schnabel Engineering. Eric Colbert & Associates is the project architectural firm. The Glover House is conveniently located to Dunbar Oaks Park, the United States Naval Observatory and Dunbar Oaks Museum.

Established, historic neighborhoods in D.C. are seeing renewed interest by developers as part of an effort to add more residential leasing capacity. Just 2.5 miles from The Glover House, Park Van Ness Apartments is a relatively new complex, completed in spring 2016, with 271 units for lease and 9,000 square feet of retail space. It has easy access to public transportation, sitting just three blocks from the Van Ness Metro Station.


As most of the up-and-coming neighborhoods in D.C., including Shaw, Mount Vernon and Union Market, see some maturation in new residential-leasing development, there may be more interest in revamping and redeveloping properties in older, established neighborhoods in the District. However, increased access to public transportation and longer Metro hours will be key in attracting new and younger residents.

Photo credit: JBG Smith (featured), JBG Smith (inline rendering), Eatery Pulse Media (inline construction photos)

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