An Inside Look at Soon to be Completed Tenley View
A few Tenleytown neighbors got to take a sneak peek inside the nearly complete Tenley View courtesy of Douglas Development Corporation and Ward 3 Vision, which hosted a hard-hat tour of the building at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Brandywine Street.
Douglas Development project manager Andrea Gourdine and senior site superintendent Ben Easlick of McCullough Construction guided tour members through residential units on the third and sixth floors of the building – as well as provided a special rooftop visit that offered spectacular views of the surrounding city.
The five residential floors at Tenley View offer 60 rental units, including five two-bedroom apartments, 54 one-bedroom apartments, and a single studio unit. Oculus Realty, LLC will manage the residential rental units, and plans to begin signing lease agreements in early November, according to Gourdine.
One-bedroom apartments, which comprise nearly all of the available units, range in size from 500 to 750 square feet. The units are cozy, light-filled modern spaces. Ample, expansive windows and nine and a half foot ceilings, along with neutral-toned finishes, make the apartments feel more spacious, as do the available views of the neighborhood.
From the third floor, residents can take in the Tenleytown streetscape and historic surrounding buildings, while from the sixth floor they can see clear through to the National Cathedral, Bethesda, and the Bull Run Mountains, depending upon which side their unit faces.
Given that Tenley View will be substantially complete by December 2, Gourdine anticipates that tenants will begin moving into the building in mid-December.
Residential tenants will not be eligible to obtain residential parking permits for the neighborhood, nor will they be able to park at Tenley View as the new building does not include any parking spaces. However, there are four bike storage units available for tenants, as well as public bike parking. Douglas Development will also install a Capital Bikeshare station across Wisconsin Avenue at the intersection with Brandywine. Gourdine anticipates that the bikeshare station will be installed in the latter half of 2016. Tenley View is also about a tenth of a mile from the Tenley Metro Station and close to numerous bus lines, offering several options for transit.
While the tour did not include the retail section of the building, Gourdine confirmed that District Taco had officially signed a lease to become Tenley View’s first commercial tenant. Douglas Development is in talks with additional retail tenants, but Gourdine was not at liberty to provide any further details other than that they were hoping to attract another restaurant for the lower level space that faces Brandywine Street. Tenley View includes nearly 19,000 square feet of retail space.
Concurrent with interior work, Gourdine told the tour that the undergrounding of power lines should be complete by the end of this month. This will pave the way for the completion of the exterior facade. Currently the power lines are too close to the building for facade work.
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