III. BACKGROUND AND PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The Applicant in this case
MRP 900 G LLC, the owner of the Property. TheApplicant is an affiliate of MRP Realty, a strategic real estate development and investment firmwith projects throughout the District. RP MRP 900 G LLC purchased the Property in March
I 0 with the intention
renovating it and bringing it more in line with current standards foroffice space.
the Applicant is providing a new "skin" for the building and
constructing a modest addition along the western side
the building. The addition willaccommodate the proposed mechanical parking on the ground and second floors
well as amodest addition on the upper floors that respects the adjacent residential use. The addition willcreate a continuous building line along G Street by filling in inactive space that now existsbetween the office building and the adjacent Mather building.
IV. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTIES AND SURROUNDING AREA
The Property is located in the southwest corner
and G Streets in the Downtownneighborhood.
immediately adjacent to the Mather Building to the west and the GallupBuilding
the south. The National Portrait Gallery
located one block to the east
theProperty and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
located on the block north
the Property,directly across the street from the building. With the exception
these institutional uses, theneighborhood
office buildings with ground floor retail.The existing office building was constructed in 1980 for use
an office building with an"auxiliary" Young Women's Christian Association ("YWCA"). The building was originallyconstructed with a floor area ratio ("FAR")
6.98, a height
106.5 feet, and a rear yard
did not include any parking or loading facilities; none were required in the C-4 Zone