New Plans for Former Latham Site at 3000 M
By April 19, 2020 0 1508•
Owners of the site of the former Latham Hotel at 3000 M St. NW have new ideas for the property. This is the corner that has been vacant for years. Construction ceased during the first months of the Trump administration — leaving bare girders of a building and a construction crane looming over M Street.
Thor Equities and architect Shalom Baranes have submitted a new design for the planned hotel at the address to D.C.’s Historic Preservation Office, according to Urban Turf.
The latest proposed hotel has eight stories — and 256 rooms — above a single story of retail. Plans call for below-ground spaces of three floors. Roof decks are also proposed, especially for the penthouse level.
Citing a loss of retail tenant commitments, Thor Equities continues with the project, despite the long-barren corner and its “crane of shame,” as one neighbor calls it.