The DC MUD blog
July 21, 2011
Valor Development is moving forward with its current vision to turn the former Italian Embassy at 2700 16th St., NW into a residential complex – known as “Il Palazzo” – and will visit the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) next week for design approval.
Valor has submitted design schematics for the preservation of the existing 3-story limestone building and the addition of two towers (5 and 8-stories tall), time will tell if the concepts by Trout Design Studio will sink or swim with the HPRB. Representing Trout Design will be principal Michael Beidler, along with designer Patrick Cooke, and a few others from the small, local firm, which declined to divulge details in advance of the upcoming meeting.