Monday, June 18, 2007

Silver Spring’s 1200 Blair Mill Project Has a New Name – The Argent

As mentioned just a few short weeks ago, Perseus Realty, LLC was observed breaking ground on the fence-enclosed, small 0.77-acre triangular lot located at 1200 Blair Mill Road in Silver Spring (where Blair Mill, Newell Street, and East-West Highway meet - previously home to a car detailer shop) in preparation of the developer’s $37 million residential development (pictured, but without the Mica condo looming behind it). Word now comes that this address now has a name: The Argent. When completed in mid-2008, The Argent will be a nine-story building featuring 96 condominium units (including 12 moderately priced dwelling units (MPDUs)) and 46 below-grade parking spaces. Perseus is also expected to offer a roof top deck and a 4,200-square-foot public park. The residences will include efficiencies, one, and two bedroom units starting in the $400,000s. The Argent will be designed by architectural firm JSA Inc., employing art deco touches and nine-foot ceilings. JSA will also work with Baltimore-based landscape architecture firm Mahan Rykiel Associates to design the public park in front of the building, with the focal point being a commissioned sculpture by local artist Mary Ann E. Mears.


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