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  7th Street Mixed Use7th Street Mixed Use


Suzane Reatig Architecture
1312 8th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001

General Description

Vernal, Utah Date Bid: Oct 2007
Washington, D.C.
Date Bid: Feb 2005 Construction Period: Oct 2005 to Oct 2007
Total Square Feet: 49,890 Site: 15,500 square feet.
Number of Buildings: One
Building Size: First floor, 9,885; second floor, 10,230; third, fourth & fifth floor, 9,925, total, 49,890 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 0’; second floor, 12’3”; each additional floor, 10’; floor to floor, 10’; penthouse, 8’4”; total, 60’7”.
Basic Construction Type: 2A Fully Sprinklered/New.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Brick, CMU,
curtainwall, panels. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Composite (Hambro system). Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall, CMU

Construction Team

Owner: United House of Prayer - 628 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001
Structural Engineer: Varinder Abrol/Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson - 1109 Spring Street, 5th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
General Contractor: Harkins Builders - 2201 Warwick Way, Marriottsville, MD 21104
Civil Engineer: CAS Engineering - 108 West Ridgeville Boulevard, #101, Mount Airy, MD 21771

The 7th Street Mixed Use Project in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. features twelve assisted living units with common spaces and twenty apartments – all surrounding an inviting landscaped courtyard. Situated near Metro and bus lines as well as shopping and the night life, this building makes the most of its urban setting. By incorporating retail space along 7th Street and accommodating a variety of living arrangements from assisted living to families with children, it contributes to the vibrant diversity of the city.

On the first and second floors are the assisted living units with views to the courtyard and access to private patios. Although the units are equipped with modest kitchens, the residents take the majority of their meals in the common space on the second floor. The common space is equipped with a full service kitchen as well as a spacious common space facing 7th Street to the west and the courtyard to the east. Residents can also occupy the large adjacent terrace overlooking the courtyard.

On the third, fourth and fifth floors are the apartments ranging in size from studios to three bedrooms. All units are spacious and have floor to ceiling windows with views to the city and to the courtyard. The goal was to create sustainable efficient and affordable housing which will provide its inhabitants with comfort, light and pride.

Product Information
Envelope: Trespa Meteon® Panels, Versailles Stone
Curtainwall, Entrances: Kawneer Roof: Fiberlite Roofing System by Seamen
Waterproofing: Henry® Company Elevator: KONE Shades: MechoShades

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