WPC tops out 26-storey apartment tower development in Maryland
Washington Property Company (WPC) has topped out Solaire 8200 Dixon, a 403-unit apartment tower development in the heart of the Ripley District in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.
Clark Construction Company is on track to deliver the first apartments in mid-2022.
“This key milestone in the construction of Solaire 8200 Dixon highlights the Ripley District’s continuing evolution into an urban destination, further defining the neighbourhood as an ideal place to live, work, and play,” says WPC Vice President of Development Janel Kausner.
At 26 stories, Solaire 8200 Dixon will be Silver Spring’s tallest building and will house the area’s first food hall/city market, which will be open to the public.
Designed by the award-winning architecture firm Design Collective, Solaire 8200 Dixon will have 403 apartments and an enviable range of amenities including a rooftop fitness centre, pool, and sky lounge, as well as a club room with co-working facilities, catering kitchen, 24-hour concierge and package service, pet spa, and two guest suites for residents’ use. Most of the apartments (75 percent) will have one bedroom; the remainder will have two bedrooms. A five-minute walk will bring residents and visitors to the Paul S Sarbanes multimodal transit station, with Metrorail, bus, commuter rail, and trail connections to downtown Washington and destinations throughout the metropolitan area.
WPC has worked closely with Montgomery County to lead the Ripley District’s transformation from light industrial use to a vibrant transit-oriented neighborhood with an exciting new mix of dining, shopping, housing, employment, and entertainment options. The district will eventually be home to up to 3,000 people with over two million square feet of mixed-use development.