Posts Tagged ‘n street follies’

Time Running Out for Morton Bender?

Last year, a double whammy of unfavorable rulings by the Board of Zoning Adjustment and Historic Preservation Review Board may have finally tanked the N Street Follies, litigious investor Morton Bender's long-running plan to build a large hotel on the site of six historic Dupont Circle rowhouses. Now, he might be in for a wallop [...]

Tabard 2, Bender 0: N Street Follies Rejected by Board of Zoning Adjustment

Morton Bender's plan for a giant hotel on N Street heard its verdict before the Board of Zoning Adjustment this morning, and Housing Complex just heard that its application for a special exception to establish a boutique hotel–which the Office of Planning had recommended be approved–was instead denied. This comes only a couple of weeks [...]

A Tabard Win: Historic Preservation Sends Follies Hotel Back to the Boards

At this morning’s Historic Preservation Review Board hearing, board members seemed eager to get Morton Bender’s N Street Follies Hotel off their docket. “This case has been around for a long time,” said board chairman Tersh Boasberg. “The a real eyesore to the neighborhood and street—which is a special street. We are getting [...]

N Street Follies Headed for Penultimate Hurdle

A bank of townhouses on N Street has sat, bricked up, for over a decade now. Since 2005, developer Morton Bender has been working on turning his “N Street Follies” into a boutique hotel, but his case was originally dismissed by the Board of Zoning Adjustment, and then rejected by the Historic Preservation Review Board.
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