Sunday, August 13, 2006

Architect to Build New Takoma Condos


Sassan Gharai, of Bethesda-based SGA Architects, is designing and developing a new condominium to take shape in Takoma this Fall. Ecco Park will feature 85 units and 6000 s.f. of retail space in a 4-story building adjacent to the Metro, on a contaminated site now housing a truck rental facility and gas station. The infill project will incorporate green elements - such as a green roof and recyled products - but will not likely be LEED-certified. Patios or balconies are planned for a majority of units, as well as underground parking and exterior fenestration combining metal, stone, and glass; with sales to begin in September and groundbreaking this Fall. Gharai is currently building the Butterfield House on Capitol Hill which should deliver early next year.

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