Solaire Wheaton apartments, the latest luxury apartment community by Washington Property Company (WPC), are almost completely leased. This is a big success story for Wheaton, MD, where revitalization efforts have picked up since the end of the recession.
In late 2014, Montgomery County announced a public-private partnership to redevelop three county-owned land parcels adjacent to the Wheaton Metro station, just north of Solaire Wheaton. The Wheaton Triangle redevelopment will include a new town square, 12-story office building, an underground parking garage, 200 units of mixed-income housing, and new retail space on Triangle Lane.
With 232 apartments and over 7,000 square feet of amenity space, Solaire Wheaton is located just two blocks from the Wheaton station on Metrorail’s Red Line. Residents can not only walk to Metro but also to Westfield Wheaton Mall, anchored by Costco, Target, Macy’s, Sears, JC Penney, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Solaire Wheaton is surrounded by a tremendously diverse array of ethnic restaurants, cultural amenities, and nightlife venues that contribute to Wheaton’s dynamic urban lifestyle.
WPC’s Evan Feldman, Vice President of Development and Acquisitions, commented: “It was almost a decade ago that we started planning Solaire Wheaton, which we built on the site of the former First Baptist Church. Wheaton continues to evolve into a vibrant, 24-7 live-work-play transit-oriented community, while maintaining its unique multi-ethnic cultural characteristics.”
Solaire Wheaton offers stylish, contemporary features such as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, fine cabinetry, wood flooring, large windows and private balconies. Floor plans include alcove studios, one-bedroom apartments, and two-bedroom apartments. The alcove studios have dedicated living, kitchen, and sleeping areas, separated by partition walls.
Resident amenities include a cyber café with free wi-fi; a resort-style swimming pool and pool deck with grilling area; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and an expansive residents’ lounge. The lounge, which can be rented for private functions, features a demonstration kitchen, video gaming area, flat-screen TV, indoor-outdoor fireplace, outdoor seating, and a variety of games including billiards and shuffleboard. There is secure underground parking with preferred spaces for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.
The building is oriented and designed to maximize natural light, and its sun-reflecting white roof helps minimize building heat gain. Indoor air quality is enhanced by low-emitting paints and finishes as well as a 100 percent smoke-free policy. Energy-efficient lighting and appliances, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, green cleaning products, and convenient onsite recycling centers complete the picture.
Solaire Wheaton is located at 10914 Georgia Avenue, at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Veirs Mill Road.