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The Dumont Goes Smoke Free

  • April 12th 2010

by Mark Wellborn

The Dumont Goes Smoke Free: Figure 1
The Dumont

UrbanTurf has learned that The Dumont near Mount Vernon Triangle will be a completely smoke-free apartment building, perhaps one of the first to institute this policy in DC.

For those that don’t know, The Dumont has been on a pretty wild ride over the last two years. The delivery of the two-tower, 559-unit residential project at Fourth Street and Massachusetts Avenue was a widely reported fiasco, and all deposits were returned to would-be buyers and the project was pulled off the market. Earlier this month, we reported that the development was up for sale, listed at $170 million, and it has since sold to Equity Residential for $167 million. Instead of condos, the buildings have gone rental.

The Equity Residential website is now boasting 425 Mass (one of the former buildings known as The Dumont) as DC’s “first smoke-free apartment community.” By our interpretation, this means no smoking anywhere on the property, including the units themselves, a fairly restrictive but likely pleasant option for all the non-smoker renters out there.

This is not an entirely novel idea. 220 Twentieth, a high-end apartment building in Crystal City and the Millennium at Metropolitan in Arlington have both adopted no-smoking policies. View 14 in DC was also considering a similar policy, but has since decided against it.

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