It's time for another ballpark area opening: The Onyx on First by Faison Development and Canyon-Johnson will open its doors Monday. The developer has been giving small tours of the fourteen-story, 266 unit apartment building at 1st and L Streets, SE for the last few weeks, but will officially open the leasing office next week. The $60 million project, near the Navy Yard metro, offers units sized from studios to two bedrooms.
Onyx apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances, stained concrete floors and full size washer-dryers. The community, which sits two blocks from the Nationals Stadium, includes a roof deck with a pool, WiFi in common areas, a fitness center, 24-hour concierge service and a clubroom with billiards.
Designed by Esocoff and Associates, the project was originally planned as a condominium building with prices in the high $200 and $300,000's, but went rental earlier this year. Construction began in November 2006. RAM Partners, LLC is the property management company.