TYSONS, VA – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Award-winning national firm KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning announces that two rental communities, Cornerstone at Monroe Street Market in Washington, DC, and Paragon at Columbia Overlook in Elkridge, MD, were honored by Delta Associates at the firm’s 18th Annual Washington/Baltimore Multifamily Market Overview & Awards for Excellence program. Cornerstone won the Best Washington Mid-Rise Apartment Community and Paragon won the Best Lease-Up Pace for a Baltimore Apartment Community. The event was held on October 3, 2014, at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Monroe Street Market is a $225+ million walkable mixed-use town center in Washington, DC’s Brookland neighborhood, located across the street from the southern entrance to Catholic University America, adjacent the Brookland Metro Station and 3 miles north of U.S. Capitol. The development features 562 apartment homes with ground floor retail (50,000 s.f.), artist studio space (15,000 s.f.), an “Arts Walk,” and a freestanding community arts building (3,000 s.f.). Cornerstone, known as the community’s “Hub,” targets Millennial and Gen-Y renters and is an eclectic mix within an old warehouse loft setting. The apartment building features 310 apartment homes and offers the most amenities, including a large gym that serves the other two apartment communities at Monroe Street Market. Cornerstone also holds the new Barnes & Noble that serves as a campus bookstore for the Catholic University. KTGY is the architect of record for Monroe Street Market. KTGY, along with Maurice Walters Architects, breathed life into the community after the master plan and conceptual architecture was provided by Torti, Gallas and Partners. Maurice Walters Architect assisted with the lengthy approval process. The development team is The Bozzuto Group, Abdo Development and Pritzker Realty Group.
Paragon at Columbia Overlook in Elkridge, MD, designed by KTGY, is a unique 320-unit apartment community with a distinctive green, live, work, eat and play environment conveniently located at I-95 and Route 175 in Howard County. Featuring large, light-filled apartment homes in five distinctive, elevator-served buildings, this walkable community is located near abundant retail and recreation options and includes a clubhouse, recreation center and outdoor amenities. Designed from the inside-out to maximize residents’ comfort and ease, and Gold Certified by the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), the homes include an extra half-bath in all one-bedroom homes and sizeable bonus rooms in many homes to accommodate a home office, sports collectibles or overnight guests. The apartment community amenities, which are tailored to the active lifestyles of the surrounding community, include a first-class Resident’s Club, 24/7 fitness center with on-demand, virtual fitness classes, saltwater pool, greenhouse and Adventure Center. The Adventure Center features an area to repair bikes and provides storage for kayaks and canoes. There is also a dog park and pet-washing station. Residents also have full access to Columbia Association facilities and programs. The developer is Chesapeake Realty Partners and Paragon is managed by WPM Real Estate Management.
For the past eighteen years, Delta Associates has given awards for excellence to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the multifamily industry. For more information, visit www.deltaassociates.com.
Celebrating 23 years, KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, is a national award-winning firm providing comprehensive planning and award-winning architectural design services for residential communities, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and related specialty developments. KTGY delivers innovative solutions that reflect clear understanding of development, market and consumer trends, and financial performance. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices in Irvine, Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif., Denver, Colo., and Tysons, Va. See www.KTGY.com