605 New York Avenue NW is a small brick commercial building, constructed in 1900. It, and the similar 607 building attached to it, are part of the area being redeveloped by Douglass Development into the 655 New York Avenue office building complex. Douglass Development has worked with the D.C. Historic Preservation Office to preserve these buildings along with 621-25 and 639 New York Avenue. They are currently proposing to move 605 and 607 to the west, to group with the other preserved historic buildings, so that the facade of historic buildings will be continuous rather than broken up by the new office building.