January 23rd, 2010 Categories: Del Ray
Our friends over at the Arlandria posted on an interesting development with the Calvert Apartments and Calvert Shops on Mt. Vernon Avenue and we want to share the news.
Located in north Del Ray , the Calvert is located directly across from a larger redevelopment in the triangle where Mt. Vernon and Commonwealth Avenues split.
A recent preview of what is described as an on ongoing concept, would reface the existing tower and replace the front parking lot and retaining wall with a mid-rise (4 story), street-front apartment building.
The new construction would incorporate the existing ground-floor retail but move it adjacent to Mt Vernon Avenue. Some of the retail space would likely surround a central art or water feature in an open air plaza at the intersection of the T-shaped building as shown below.
Most of the parking would be placed underground with some above-ground parking on the north side of the property, just as it is now. The current south parking lot would be replaced with green space adjoining Warwick Village and Goat Hill Park.
We’ve never been inside the Calvert Apartments but have always been intrigued by the large glass enclosed roof top pool and what has to be a spectacular view.
When we first moved to Del Ray some 20 years ago, one of the few ‘local’ places to eat was the Calvert Grille (now Del Meire) and we’re delighted to think that this under appreciated area is going to get a face lift.