Monday, March 05, 2007

Falkland North Project Details, Images Revealed


Following months of speculation, Home Properties finally released new details and images on February 22 at a Silver Spring Regional Center meeting of its planned redevelopment of the northern portion of the Falkland Chase apartments, the historic apartment community built in 1937 on 22 acres in downtown Silver Spring along 16th Street and East-West Highway. The Falkland North complex, to be located on the 9-acre northeast corner of East-West Highway at 16th Street, will be a mixed-use development containing 1,020 residential units and three levels of underground parking. There will also be 62,000 sf of retail and commercial space, with a Harris Teeter grocery store expected as one of the retail tenants. Monthly rents are expected to be $1,500 for a studio up to $2,200 for a two-bedroom unit – ambitious rates for Silver Spring. The project will contain interconnected towers (the tallest being 15 stories) in a semi-circle around a 1.5-acres courtyard featuring a pond and waterfall. Architecture is by Grimm & Parker, which has the new images of this project on its website. Construction is not expected to begin until close to 2010, assuming all approvals fall into place.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks like a residential house that took steroids and got really really tall.

Anonymous said...

For more information on the endangered historic Falkland Apartments, read "Falkland Chase Apartments Slated for Destruction" in the March issue of the Silver Spring Voice or at:

http://www.silverspringvoice.com/
archives/pdfs/SS/SSpdf_12.pdf

http://www.silverspringvoice.com/
archives/pdfs/SS/SSpdf_13.pdf

Jerry A. McCoy, President

Silver Spring Historical Society
PO Box 1160
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910-1160

http://www.sshistory.org

MISSION STATEMENT

"The mission of the Silver Spring Historical Society (SSHS) is to create and promote awareness and appreciation of Silver Spring's heritage through sponsorship of educational activities and the preservation and protection of historical sites, structures, artifacts and archives."

 

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