Friday, October 26, 2007

The area of Southeast Washington near the new Nationals baseball stadium and the Navy Yard Metro station is practically exploding with development.

Cranes dominate the skyline. Underfoot are deep foundations for new condominiums, as well as for retail and office spaces. The neighborhood between Capitol Hill and the Anacostia River is undergoing a dramatic transformation that is anticipated to create a destination neighborhood once the buildings are complete.

ADC Builders Inc. is participating in this new development, working with GTM Architects Inc. to create Velocity, a 200-home condominium at 1025 First St. SE.

Residents will enjoy views of the river and of the Capitol building from their homes and from the rooftop swimming pool and sun deck. Velocity will also have a central courtyard plaza with a fountain, street-level shops and restaurants and an underground parking garage.

Other development in the neighborhood is expected to add a lively mix of shops and restaurants to the both the ballpark and waterfront district. Residents at Velocity can walk to the Navy Yard Metro station and the baseball stadium, expected to be complete in spring. Both Interstate 395 and Interstate 295 are easily accessible from the community.

Velocity’s amenities include an elegant lobby with stone flooring, a lounge area with a fireplace, plasma television and wireless Internet access, a meeting room with a kitchen, a fitness center and breezeway linking the lobby and the courtyard.

The studio, one- and two-bedroom homes, priced from the $300,000s and higher, have condominium fees that start at $296 per month. Each home has hardwood flooring, individual alarms, a solid wood front door and satin nickel door hardware.

The living area has floor-to-ceiling windows and cable and Internet connections, which are also in place in the bedrooms. The European-inspired kitchens have pantries, custom granite counters with a tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances as well as pendant and under-cabinet lighting.

The baths have marble counters and glass tiles and wall sconces. Each home includes a full-size washer and dryer.

The Capitol E1 model features a den off the foyer, with a closet and utility closet nearby. This home has a contemporary, open floor plan with a dramatic curving window wall and a second double window providing light to the living and dining areas.

The center-island kitchen is open to the living and dining area. Adjacent to the kitchen is the laundry closet with the washer and dryer.

The master suite has glass doors that open onto a small balcony, a walk-in closet and a private bath with a double-sink vanity. The second bedroom, on the opposite side of the home, has a standard closet and a triple window. A second full bath is adjacent to the bedroom.

The Lincoln C1 model has a den with a closet off the foyer and a full bath on the opposite side of the foyer.

This one-bedroom home has an open center-island kitchen separating the dining area and the living room. The bedroom has French doors leading onto a narrow balcony, two standard closets and a private full bath.

The Monument D3 model has a closet and full bath off the foyer, which leads into an open center-island kitchen and combined living and dining room.

Glass doors open off the living room to a room-size terrace. The master suite has a walk-in closet and a private full bath. The second bedroom, located on the opposite side of the home, has a standard closet and is adjacent to the full bath off the foyer.

The Smithsonian A1 model, a studio home, has a full bath and a standard closet off the foyer, which leads into a kitchen with a washer and dryer and a breakfast bar. The kitchen opens into the combined living, dining and sleeping room, which has an adjacent walk-in closet.

For information on Velocity, call the sales center at 202/863-0260, send e-mail to or visit

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