Five apartments to get even bigger: The WVU-Lexington apartments
The average apartment in WV and Lexington, Va., is already six feet apart and some are closer than that.
But one of those neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., is about to get a new addition: The five-bedroom apartment at 707 Sixth Avenue.
The building, at the intersection of the Charles River and W. Washington Street, is owned by Charles H. Knight, who bought the apartment building in 2000 and renovated it in the last few years.
Knight says he plans to put the apartments in an outdoor deck that’s about a quarter mile from the Charles, and he hopes to open up the property to the public in the spring of 2021.
The new building, which will house five apartments, is a two-story, brick-and-mortar structure with a kitchenette.
The kitchen will be made of reclaimed steel, and the apartment will be able to hold up to two people, Knight said.
The property will be owned by the nonprofit WV-Lex, which has been working on the project for more than a year.
The WVs are expected to build a new community center and apartments for the city of Washington, which are also located on the property.
The WV apartments will be available to tenants of the property, but only on a first-come, first-served basis, according to WV Housing’s website.
It’s unclear whether any of the apartments will cost more than $150,000 a month.
The apartment building has been in Knight’s family for more, but he has never had a tenant, and there’s no sign he plans on building one.
He said he will be open to renting to renters with income below the city’s rent guidelines, but the apartments are not affordable for renters with incomes above the $65,000 minimum.
The development will bring in more than 100 construction jobs, and will allow WV housing to expand and accommodate more tenants, according the site.
The project is expected to cost around $1.7 million.