Friday, August 04, 2006
Dallas-based Centex, known mainly for its suburban home communities, continues its foray into more urban condominium building by officially announcing its plans for the old auto-repair garage and lot at 1200 East-West Highway (across from the recently completed Silverton, just blocks from the metro stop. The project, called "Cityhomes at 1200 East-West," will likely contain a 14-story, mixed-use building, including 247 condos (ranging in size from 715 to 1365 sf) and approximately 10,600 square feet of retail space on the first floor. Centex purchased the property in May and will be starting construction this year; no sales date has yet been set. With the huge Gateway project underway across the street and development plans for 1200 Blair Mill Road, this south Silver Spring intersection will soon be bursting. The project should be ready in early 2008. Maybe this will give the city enough self- esteem to take down the "Silver Sprung" signs.