Historic Preservation Panel OKs Italian Embassy Project

Posted in Project News on October 6th, 2011 by admin

The Dupont Current

August 3, 2011

By: Deirdre Bannon

The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board last week conditionally approved the latest design plans for Il Palazzo, a 110-unit condominium project proposed for the 16th Street site of the former Italian Embassy.


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Old Italian Embassy Redevelopment Moves Closer to Implementation with Neighborhood Groups and Developer Agreeing to Community Benefits Package

Posted in Project News on October 6th, 2011 by admin

The InTowner

July 9, 2011

By: Anthony L. Harvey

At a crowded, standing room only meeting on July 5th of the Adams Morgan ANC’s Planning, Zoning, and Transportation Committee, the proposed Il Palazzo Planned Unit Development (PUD) project for the long-vacant former Italian Embassy site at 16th and Fuller Streets was unanimously endorsed by the committee, together with amenity or community benefits package for transmittal as an agenda item at the full ANC’s July 6th monthly meeting, where passage, after further discussion, was also unanimously adopted.


Read the full article at: http://www.intowner.com/2011/07/09/old-italian-embassy-redevelopment-moves-closer-to-implementation-with-neighborhood-groups-and-developer-agreeing-to-community-enefits-package/

Ciao Bella?

Posted in Project News on August 1st, 2011 by admin

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.

Read the full article here.

ANC Backs Italian Embassy Conversion

Posted in Project News on August 1st, 2011 by admin

The Dupont Current

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Il Palazzo, a proposed 110-unit condominium project on the former site of the Italian Embassy on 16th Street, is a step closer to breaking ground.

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Old Italian Embassy Redevelopment in the News

Posted in Project News on July 1st, 2011 by admin

Trout Design’s Michael Lee Beidler and Patrick Cooke discuss the details of the Italian Embassy “Il Pallazzo” project at the Kalorama Citizens Association meeting. The InTowner newspaper article details the presentation and citizens reactions. Read more here:


Michael on Architecture

Posted in Staff News on July 1st, 2011 by admin

People’s District – a blog devoted to telling the history of Washington, DC through stories of it’s resident’s profiles Trout Design’s own Michael Biedler. Read the full article here:


Photo of our project at 1841 16th Street in the News

Posted in Project News on July 1st, 2011 by admin

The Washington Business Journal recently published an article with photos of one of our projects. http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/2011/03/16th-street-dupont-condos-drop-in-price.html and click on the “View Photo Gallery” link to see images of our work.