DC POLICY CENTER — Will Millennials stay in the District when they start a family? D.C. policymakers have been fighting for decades to get young people to move downtown. They sure did come, and more of them than policymakers ever expected. But the long-term growth of D.C.’s population and tax base depends on them staying into their thirties and forties—and that depends on there being enough family-sized housing that today’s young people can afford.
It’s been a big week for F1RST Residences in DC’s booming Capitol Riverfront district. The new 300,000 SF, 325-unit luxury apartment building earned a spot on Washington Posts‘s coveted Best of DC list for Best New Apartment Building, as voted by readers.
The project was also recognized at Delta Associates’ 21st Annual Washington/Baltimore Multifamily Market Overview & Awards for Excellence event on Wednesday with an award for Best Washington/Baltimore Mixed-Use Apartment Community. We were there to accept the award, alongside project partners Grosvenor Americas, McCaffery Interests and Clark Enterprises.
Hickok Cole provided full architectural and lifestyle design services for F1RST Residences, including the building’s variety of indoor and outdoor amenities.