Monday, March 12, 2012

Sky House Kicks Off in Southwest

As the re-remoderization of Southwest Washington D.C. continues, this time without a Soviet flare, Urban Atlantic Development and JBG have started work on the transformation of Sky House I & II, the concrete layers of the old EPA government building on 1150 4th Street, and across the street at 1151 4th Street. With Wiencek & Associates Architects & Planners on board for the exterior and RD Jones + Associates for the interiors, the project will deliver some 530 units to the Southwest Waterfront area in late 2013 or early 2014.
The development team is keen on delivering an environmentally sustainable, LEED certified, twin building project. This project is another step continued revitalization of housing in the Southwest quadrant. With a mix of studio, one & two bedroom units, with the average unit size only 675 s.f. The two buildings will have different ownership structures, but both will have 20% of the units set aside for affordable housing. With the two tallest buildings in Southwest, developers are touting the unique views ("Sky") available from the rooftop deck and pool. The Sky projects complete the area around Waterfront Station - at least until the surface parking lots are addressed - with the office complex having completed in 2009, Safeway having reopened in the spring of 2010, and Waterfront Towers having converted to condos in 2009.

There will be a "groundbreaking" ceremony with Mayor Vincent Gray in attendance today at 9:30am.
Washington D.C. real estate development news


Rich C on Mar 12, 2012, 11:48:00 PM said...

>this time without a Soviet flare

A what?

Anyway, the pool looks great -- *looks*. Not anything you could actually swim in.

IMGoph on Apr 1, 2012, 10:26:00 PM said...

yeah, still waiting for the author to use the proper spelling (it's "flair," not "flare").

IMGoph on Apr 11, 2012, 9:13:00 PM said...

still waiting...

Anonymous said...

I moved in here in June. While the apartment is nice, the building is way too strict about rooftop access for guests and is ruining 4th of July plans for many residents by allowing only one guest per apartment to view the fireworks. As a result most of the neighbors I have talked to will be spending 4th of July elsewhere rather than enjoying it in their $2,000+ a month apartment building

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