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Almost Sold Out: Seven Units Left at Waterfront Tower

by Mark Wellborn

Almost Sold Out: Seven Units Left at Waterfront Tower: Figure 1
Waterfront Tower

UrbanTurf has learned that Waterfront Tower, one of the largest and greenest new condo projects in Southwest, is close to selling out. The project is located at the intersection of 3rd and M Streets SW (map), around the corner from the Waterfront-SEU Metro station on the Green Line as well as some retail options that include a new Safeway.

Waterfront Tower has just seven of its 123 units left. The remaining units include four junior one-bedroom condos, all priced in the mid-$260,000s, and three one-bedroom units ranging in price from $294,900 to $329,900. To attract buyers, the project is offering $5,000 toward closing costs, and the next three buyers will receive free leased parking for one year.

Almost Sold Out: Seven Units Left at Waterfront Tower: Figure 2
Junior One-Bedroom

Waterfront Tower’s blocky edifice was designed in the 1960s by world-renowned modernist I.M. Pei, the Chinese-American architect behind iconic structures like the glass pyramid at the Louvre Museum in Paris as well as the East Building of the National Gallery of Art. Local firm Torti Gallas & Partners gutted and updated the space with an eco-conscious flair, including low-VOC paints, Bentley Prince Street’s “Green Label Plus” recycled carpets, and high-efficiency appliances, windows, and lighting systems. Though the developer ultimately chose not to apply for LEED certification for cost reasons, Greg Rooney, VP for the project’s developer Bernstein Companies told UrbanTurf when we profiled the project back in 2009 that the building is “just as green as it would have been [with the certification], but we didn’t have to spend the extra $100,000.”

The building has a small gym, a Wi-Fi lounge, a bike storage room, and a party room off the lobby. Outside, there are couches and chairs fronting a large grassy courtyard.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/waterfront_tower_on_the_verge_of_selling_out/3091

2 Comments

  1. Kami Kraft said at 9:08 pm on Saturday March 5, 2011:
    Only 5 units left since the article was posted- WOW!!!!!
  1. swested said at 9:17 pm on Saturday March 5, 2011:
    While the renovation job is undoubtedly nice, there are some issues with the building, considering the high price per/sq: 1) No washer/dryer in unit 2) Those hideous EPA buildings aren't going anywhere fast, and I imagine about half the units in the building have some sort of view of those. The other side - the housing projects, aren't exactly beautiful either. 3) Parking just doesn't look all that safe: no covered or garage spaces, and the entryway gate isn't exactly bulletproof.

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