Washington Property Company began work this past week on Silver Spring's tallest building in the Ripley District, which will clock in at 26 stories. The Solaire will be the 5th Solaire-branded apartment building by Bethesda-based WPC, with 6 levels of above-grade parking and 18,000 s.f. of retail, part of which was expected to be a 15,000 s.f. food hall designed by Eimer Design of Philadelphia. WPC partnered with Cresset-Diversified QOZ Fund on the $163 million project to provide equity. The site was formerly known as Progress Place and housed Shepherd's Table, which was moved to Georgia Avenue prior to demolition.
Address: 8200 Dixon Ave., Silver Spring, MD
Developer: Washington Property Company
Architect: Design Collective
Construction: Clark Construction
Use: 420 residential units, 17,000 s.f. of retail
Expected Completion: Mid 2022