The former Atlantic Plumbing site, located along 8th and V Streets near Florida Avenue, NW, includes three separate parcels A, B and C. SK&A provided structural engineering services for the development of Parcels A and B which include two new, luxury, urban high-design residential buildings with ground-level retail spaces and underground parking for 190 cars. Parcel C, which is currently under design, includes a nine-story hotel and a 10-story residential building connected together by a bridge spanning W Street, NW.
The first building at 2112 8th Street, NW (Parcel A) is a 10-story, cast-in-place concrete building with 339 units and two levels of below-grade parking. Building amenities include a rooftop pool, bar, kitchenettes, movie screening area, vegetable garden plots, a business center, communal lounge area with theater, a fitness center, and bicycle storage rooms. To give the building an edgy, industrial look, the exterior exo-skeleton frame of the building is comprised of Corten weathering steel. The design and detail of the steel frame exo-skeleton is designed to resist both lateral and thermal loads.
2030 8th Street, NW (Parcel B) includes a second building with six stories and 71 condominium units. This smaller building is a cast-in-place concrete structure with one level of below-grade parking. The building features 10’ ceilings, rooftop terraces, a business center, as well as fitness and bicycle storage rooms.
In addition to traditional retail, the project includes 1,500 sf of artist studios occupied by the Washington Project for the Arts as well as a 10,000 sf Landmark movie theater.