Jan. 4, 2012
, Inc. (NYSE: HME) today announced the groundbreaking of its newest apartment community,
, located in downtown
Silver Spring, Md.
two buildings, featuring 379 premier apartments, urban row houses and lofts, will continue throughout 2012 and 2013, with the first residents scheduled for occupancy in the third quarter of 2013.
is going to offer residents metropolitan living at its finest," said
, Senior Vice President of Development for
. "This development project will be unique to the
market, offering exceptional design and an unparalleled amenities package in an upscale, urban setting."
Designed by acclaimed
firm, Shalom Baranes Associates, P.C., the community features a sleek, 21-story apartment tower – the tallest in
– offering panoramic views of Metro D.C. The tower houses flats in a variety of floor plans, including: studios, one bedrooms, one bedrooms with den, two bedrooms and two bedrooms with den. Unique urban row houses, some with private roof-top terraces, also will be available.
smaller, five-story building offers loft-style apartments with 10-foot ceilings and ground floor retail space.
residents will enjoy a roof-top outdoor pool, deck and dining area, along with other high-end amenities: state-of-the-art theatre, two-story fitness center with yoga room, 3,000-square foot clubroom with demonstration kitchen, business center and conference room, and a private, landscaped courtyard.
"One of the unique features that adds to the appeal of
is the public 'pocket park' that will be located within this community," said Hague. "This green space will feature glass art panels commemorating world-renowned
environmentalist and humanitarian
. This park is just one more element that makes
such an extraordinary addition to the
plans to attain
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of green buildings (source:
also offers residents a convenient, car-free commute, located just 800 feet from the
Silver Spring Transit Center
, a major transportation hub that will house the
Metro station, MARC station and Metrobus platforms.
is a publicly traded apartment real estate investment trust that owns, operates, develops, acquires and rehabilitates apartment communities primarily in selected Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. Currently, Home Properties owns and operates 124 communities containing 41,909 apartment units. For more information, visit Home Properties' website at
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