JBG Smith begins construction on two multifamily towers in US

WCN Editorial Team 19 Jan 2022 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Mixed-use properties owner and developer JBG Smith has commenced construction of two multifamily towers in Arlington, Virginia, US.

Located at 2000 and 2001 South Bell Street, the two new developments are expected to bring 775 rental apartments and approximately 27,000ft2 of retail space to the heart of National Landing.

The development at 2000 South Bell Street was designed by global architecture firm KPF and will be a 25-storey glass tower.

It will feature 355 multifamily units and about 15,000ft2 of street-level retail.

Designed by international design practice STUDIOS, the other development will be a 19-storey tower and will include 420 units along with about 10,000ft2 of street-level retail space.

JBG Smith stated that SK+I will work as the architect of record for the two multifamily towers.

The two buildings will include rooftop amenity spaces with panoramic views of the Washington DC skyline and National Landing.

They will also feature large co-working spaces, 24-hour concierges, dog-grooming stations, fitness centres, community rooms and pools.

Additionally, electric vehicle charging stations and in-garage bike parking for residents will also be included in the developments.

Site preparation and demolition work at 2000 and 2001 South Bell Street have already commenced early last year.

JBG Smith development executive vice president Bryan Moll said: “The start of construction at 2000 and 2001 South Bell Street is a major milestone in National Landing’s ongoing transformation and delivers on our pledge to build new housing in lockstep with Amazon and Virginia Tech’s growth in the neighbourhood.

“These two unique towers are a testament to our efforts to create a more animated and diverse urban environment through an injection of creativity and in collaboration with established architectural design firms.”

The company stated that the two towers are under fully-executed guaranteed maximum price (GMP) contracts with Balfour Beatty, which will work as general contractor for the developments.

Furthermore, the two multifamily building will be developed to achieve LEED Gold Certification.


Construction begins on two multifamily towers in US. Credit: Thomas B. from Pixabay.

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