A new 370,000 square-foot Residential Compound at 2300 Connecticut Avenue N.W.The building is in a prime location, showcased at the end of Taft Bridge and accentuated by a little crook in Connecticut Avenue. The ground was broken on May 2013. The construction phase is programmed for 26 months with a completion date scheduled for the fall of 2016. The new residences will be a 130-unit apartment building. A grid of girders embrace a single wall from a 1922 apartment building that the old brick and limestone facade will be incorporated into the new structure. The existing facade is being retained because it helps tell the story of the neighborhood. The building is within the Sheridan-Kalorama Historic District. The period of significance for the district is 1890 to 1939, when it grew to include embassies, grand residences and apartment buildings. The building will also include a 25-meter lap pool, a half-court basketball court and a roof garden.