This morning’s commencement ceremony of Sky House Apartments (the adaptive reuse of the former EPA towers) at 4th & M Streets was attended by developers, lenders, architects, as well as community and city leaders including ANC 6D Chair Andy Litsky, Ward 6 Council member Tommy Wells and Mayor Gray. Removal of the concrete skin at the eastern tower actually began last month, but there was an official ribbon cutting today in a tent erected next to the construction site, along with several speeches and a nice breakfast spread.
|A tent was set up next to the construction site. Mayor Gray's Lincoln Navigator is parked nearby.|
|Construction went on in the east tower as the ceremony was underway.|
Upon completion, the two towers will have a total of 530 apartments with 106 affordable units (20% of the total) for those earning up to 50% of Area Median Income (AMI) and will be the tallest residential buildings in Southwest. The project is a partnership between Urban Atlantic and The JBG Companies, with exterior design by Wiencek + Associates and interior design by RD Jones & Associates. Urban Atlantic purchased the buildings from Waterfront Associates in 2011 for $10 million. In addition to Sky House apartments, Urban Atlantic has a mixed-use project next to the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station that’s about to deliver, and are a partner in the Capper Carrollsburg Hope VI redevelopment in Near SE. Vicki Davis, President of Urban Atlantic stated during the commencement ceremony:
We are confident that Sky House will appeal to a variety of individuals seeking luxury living amidst the exciting ambiance of the Southwest Waterfront. The apartments are beautifully designed with a full range of lifestyle amenities.
A description of the planned amenities can be found here. In addition, a few new renderings were released, as seen above and below:
|The apartments will be the tallest residential buildings in Southwest.|
|The rooftop will have a pool and deck area with incredible views.|
Renderings courtesy of Wiencek + Associates