Bethesda, MD-based Washington Property Company(WPC) is putting the final touches on its latest luxury apartment community, Solaire Wheaton, located just two blocks from the Wheaton station on Metrorail’s Red Line linking Washington, DC with its Maryland suburbs. Apartments are leasing quickly, and some residents already have moved in.
Like WPC’s first Solaire community, located just steps from the Silver Spring (MD) Metro station, Solaire Wheaton offers the ultimate in convenient living at rental rates substantially below those in Washington, DC. Solaire Wheaton residents can not only walk to Metro but also to Westfield Wheaton Mall, anchored by Costco, Target, Macy’s, Sears, JC Penney, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Solaire Wheaton is surrounded by a tremendously diverse array of unique ethnic restaurants, cultural amenities, and nightlife venues that contribute to Wheaton’s dynamic urban lifestyle.
“The opening of Solaire-Wheaton is a milestone in the ongoing revitalization occurring in downtown Wheaton,” said WPC’s Evan Feldman, Associate Vice President of Development and Acquisitions. “We started planning eight years ago for this project, built on the site of the former First Baptist Church. With more than 1,000 new apartments, the new Safeway and Costco, and planned relocation of the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Wheaton is emerging as a dynamic 24-7 urban environment where people can live, work, and play.”
Designed by Atlanta-based The Preston Partnership, Solaire Wheaton offers stylish, contemporary features such as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, fine cabinetry, wood flooring, large windows and private balconies. Over 7,000 square feet of amenity space includes a cyber café with free wi-fi; a resort-style swimming pool and pool deck with grilling area; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and an expansive residents’ lounge. The lounge, which can be rented for private functions, features a demonstration kitchen, video gaming area, flat-screen TV, indoor-outdoor fireplace, outdoor seating, and a variety of games including billiards and shuffleboard. There’s secure underground parking with preferred spaces for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.
Designed to meet the criteria for LEED Silver certification, Solaire Wheaton has a variety of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly features. The building is oriented and designed to maximize natural light, and its sun-reflecting white roof helps minimize building heat gain. Indoor air quality is enhanced by low-emitting paints and finishes as well as a 100 percent smoke-free policy. Energy-efficient lighting and appliances, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, green cleaning products, and convenient onsite recycling centers complete the picture. Solaire Wheaton is located at 10914 Georgia Avenue, at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Veirs Mill Road.
Solaire Wheaton offers alcove studios, one-bedroom apartments, and two-bedroom apartments. The alcove studios have dedicated living, kitchen, and sleeping areas, separated by partition walls.
RBS Citizens Bank provided project financing; Clark Builders Group was the General Contractor. Gables Residential is providing property management and leasing services. For leasing information, call 1-877-745-0058 or visit www.SolaireWheaton.com.