220 Twentieth Street Becomes An Award-winning Residence

The Transformation of 220 Twentieth Street from Office Building To State-of-the-Art Luxe Green Residence Cited as Best in the Region
By: The Patton Group
Oct. 26, 2009 - PRLog -- Crystal City, VA (10/26/09): Vornado/Charles E. Smith and Bozzuto Management Company announce that 220 Twentieth Street has won the Best Adaptive Reuse Apartment Award for the 2009 Apartment and Condominium Industries Awards for Excellence in the Mid-Atlantic.

The Best Adaptive Reuse Award is one of eight apartment citations awarded annually.  Known in the industry as The Delta Awards, these are the most well regarded regional development prizes in the industry,.

The Best Adaptive Reuse Award underscores the green focus of 220 Twentieth Street, whose life began as Crystal Plaza 2, a 13-story, 181,000 square foot office building originally built in 1969. Vornado/Charles E. Smith decided to “recycle the good bones” and add  an additional 6 floors--converting the building into a new residential showcase encompassing 265 units. This creative solution not only ensured that the concrete slab was fully re-used,    the ensuing project diverted more than 95% of construction material from landfill disposal.

In addition to the building’s eco-focused transformation, 220 Twentieth Street also seeks to reduce its footprint by incorporating initiatives including using Energy Star ® appliances in all units, incorporating low-emitting VOC paints, carpets, adhesives and sealants into the construction process and offering priority hybrid car parking for tenants.  In a first for the region, 220 Twentieth Street is also a wholly non-smoking building, in both public spaces and residences.  

The building is directly connected via underground path to Metro, Washington’s mass transportation system, and is located in the heart of Crystal City, a walkable town bordering Washington, D.C. that is filled with shops, parks, and bicycle and walking paths.

220 Twentieth Street opened this summer and is nearly 50% leased.   Vornado/Charles E. Smith is designed to achieve LEED Certification for the project.

The 265 residences at 220 Twentieth Street feature spacious open floor plans ranging from 1 bedroom, 1 bath residences with or without balconies to 2 bedroom, 2 bath penthouse residences.   The sweeping panoramic views for which 220 Twentieth has quickly become renowned stretch across Washington and Virginia, offering some of the region’s best views of the monuments, capitol, and outlying areas.

220 Twentieth Street is a Vornado/Charles E. Smith development and is leased and managed by Bozzuto Management Company, the National Association of Home Builders Property Management Company of the Year.

For more information, please visit www.220living.com.

220 Twentieth is a Vornado/Charles E. Smith development. Vornado/Charles E. Smith is one of the largest owner/developers in the Washington area, and is recognized for its track record of innovative, high quality development in the very best locations. Vornado/Charles E. Smith is a division of Vornado Realty Trust.

220 Twentieth is leased and managed by Bozzuto Management Company. Voted Property Management Company of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in 2000 and 2009, Bozzuto Management Company offers the finest in apartment living and management services. With nearly 100 properties in exceptional locations throughout the East Coast, Bozzuto Management Company offers a resident experience that is truly beyond compare.  The company is part of The Bozzuto Group, a full-service real estate firm headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland.  In addition to property management, The Bozzuto Group is active in acquisitions, construction, development, homebuilding and land acquisition.  www.bozzuto.com
Source:The Patton Group
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