Washington DC’s First Modular Multifamily Breaks Ground – GlobeSt.com

29September 2020

WASHINGTON DC– Community Three and Rooney Properties have begun on Washington DC's very first modular apartment, Modo.

For the multifamily project, 44 custom-designed modular boxes have been raised into location by a crane, after being shipped from Pennsylvania. Packages include 16 of Modo's 17 three-bedroom apartment or condos.

Each three-bedroom apartment will feature integrated custom closets, shelving and desks, as well as a pre-installed jumbo flat-screen tv.

The development furthermore include a lobby, a single penthouse apartment or condo with a personal outdoor balcony and 3,000 square feet of street-level retail area. The property will offer an automatic entry system for smartphone gain access to both to the building and the apartment systems.

Building has actually now started on the building's green roofing system deck, which will feature seating and barbecuing areas.

“The style is both stylish and environmentally conscious, including high-efficiency devices and HVAC for lower energy expenses, LED lighting, reclaimed wood flooring, and eco-friendly train tile.” states Dave Yampolsky, SVP of Community Three.

Located near the Georgia Ave.– Petworth metro station at 3701 New Hampshire Ave., Modo's site acts as the previous home of Sweet Mango restaurant.

“The Gen Z market is extremely environmentally mindful and common; they usually choose having roomies to living alone,” says Grant Epstein, Community Three president. “They are just starting on their professions and require quality housing at a sensible expense, however also worth fantastic style and useable outside area. Modo's purposeful configuration reacts to this requirement by mitigating the high cost of living in a sought-after ‘A' area in DC.”

The task's shipping and positioning process of the modular boxes took place over eight days. The modules arrived onsite, 80% finished.

Epstein adds, “We were looking for more effective and environmentally-friendly options to typical building types. Modular building and construction can minimize building and construction time by practically one-third, while producing far less onsite building waste. Building elements usually exposed to the components– such as windows and wood framing– are constructed with higher quality because they are put together indoors. As an outcome, these modular systems offer superior insulation, weather barriers, sound attenuation, and indoor surfaces compared with those built traditionally.”

Neighborhood Three and Rooney Properties dealt with the Modular Mobilization Coalition to pick VBC Construction as the project's modular professional. VBC Construction likewise partnered with Simplex Homes as the modular fabricator and Eric Colbert & & Associates as the job's designer.

Urban Pace will start pre-leasing the apartment or condos in March 2021.

The task's financing was supplied by EagleBank.

Community Three's onsite building team, Northpoint Construction began building the job's concrete and steel podium in April, to support the modular home systems.

“The choice to use modular construction was not carried out lightly,” Epstein says. “It took more than a year of analysis requiring acute attention and substantial understanding of brand-new processes. Working closely with the District of Columbia federal government to collaborate an assessments procedure for this kind of building was vital.”

Source: globest.com

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