Just two blocks from the Shaw Metro station
in northwest Washington, DC, locally-based boutique real estate developer
Community Three Development has topped out its latest project: a 22-unit
condominium building with contemporary flair and an exhaustive list of energy efficient
and sustainable building features. Centrie, located at 435 R Street, NW, is scheduled
to deliver in May 2014 and will be the first new condo development of its size
in Shaw in over a decade.
Urban Pace, which provides innovative sales and marketing services to real estate developers in Washington’s urban neighborhoods, will begin pre-selling Centrie’s one- and two-bedroom condominium residences shortly, with prices beginning in the $300,000’s. “The Centrie is just the kind of project we love, offering buyers the benefits of home ownership and a chance to live in one of the city’s most dynamic sectors,” said Lynn Hackney, President, Urban Pace.
“The name Centrie developed to represent the
spirit of the place, not just because it’s practically at the center of
everything, with direct access to Washington’s hippest neighborhoods, but also
because ‘centrie’ is an urban term referring to something original, cool,
poetic, inspiring, intelligent, sincere, unique, and classy – just like the
people who will live here,” said Grant Epstein, President of Community Three.
Community Three acquired the site and its
long-vacant one-story building, formerly occupied by a dry cleaning operation,
in 2012. Before demolishing the old structure and commencing construction of
Centrie in 2013, the company completed an environmental remediation program
that included cleaning the soil, improving storm water filtration, lowering overall
levels of airborne chlorofluorocarbons, and removing groundwater impurities
from the site and surrounding areas. “We are proud to be repurposing what was a
derelict, long-neglected commercial storefront with a careful infill strategy
and sensitive site restoration, ultimately allowing this site to play an
important role in the continued transformation of Shaw and the city at large.”
Epstein, an architect who formerly worked at
the renowned architectural firm Torti Gallas and Partners, and his team designed
the building after seeking extensive input from the local community. The 22 residences,
13 of which will have private outdoor terraces, will feature floor-to-ceiling
windows, white modern cabinetry, solid quartz countertops, hardwood floors,
solid-core doors, custom tiling, and insulated aluminum windows among countless
other high quality finishes. Unlike many low-rise multifamily buildings in the
area, Centrie will also offer elevator access and private parking along with
secure bicycle storage for every resident.
“This is one more case where Community Three
is demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainability inside and
out,” Hackney added. By specifying
high-efficiency air handling systems, low-flow plumbing fixtures, Low-E
insulated windows and doors, Energy Star certified appliances including
CFC-free refrigerators, programmable thermal controls, and highly insulated
walls and ceilings, each residence has a uniquely small energy footprint. The
location also encourages residents to avoid the use of a car; not only is the
building just a short walk from Metro, but it’s also adjacent to a Capital
BikeShare station and several bus lines.
“We are very excited about Centrie’s
irreplaceable location in Shaw - within easy reach of adjacent pedestrian-oriented
neighborhoods including the U Street Corridor, Bloomingdale, NoMa, the Penn
Quarter, and Logan Circle,” remarked Epstein. “Residents will be able to walk
to an almost endless array of dining, shopping, and entertainment
For more information about Centrie, visit: http://thecentrie.com/.
Pace, LLC is a privately owned company that has been in the
business of selling and marketing urban residential real estate for more than
12 years. The Urban Pace portfolio of properties exceeds three million square
feet of urban condominiums and townhomes in the Washington, DC metropolitan
area. For more information, please visit www.urbanpace.comor call
202.841.2439. Follow Urban Pace on Facebook,(www.facebook.com/urbanpace),
Twitter(https://twitter.com/urbanpace), and YouTube.
Community Three Development is a Washington, DC real estate company devoted to creating value through strong conceptual design and community-driven vision. With an emphasis on creating first class urban environments, the company strives to respect regional architectural practices, champion the use of sustainable construction, and encourage community involvement throughout the entire development process. For more information, see http://www.communitythree.com/.