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4885 MacArthur Boulevard NW - Determination Letter

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Letter of Determination

 4885 MacArthur Boulevard NW - Determination Letter

This letter confirms, as we discussed at our meeting of August 31, 2023, that the applicable parking requirement for the repurposing of the Property, would be considered under ZR16, for
the reasons stated below.

Substantial Modifications to the Ground Floor

You noted that the renovations to the ground floor require substantial structural modifications to support the three levels of residential above. These modifications require numerous new steel
posts, strengthening of columns and the existing foundation, reinforcement of the existing concrete slab, and construction of a new elevator pit. Attached is a letter outlining the extent of construction on the ground floor from FMC Structural Design Group, LLC, the structural engineer designing the structural plans for the Project. Attached also are plans for the structural modifications being made to the ground floor.