- Mixed Use
55+ Affordable Apartments
218 Vine developed for Jair Lynch and designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning delivers 122 thoughtfully-designed affordable for-rent units for those 55 or better. This new five-story wood-framed building will replace a 27,875 square-foot surface parking lot in Takoma’s D.C.’s historic district. The location within the historic district influenced the design, seen mainly in the prominent use of brick. The material choice is made modern utilizing a cool grey over the red brick seen in the older homes in the area. Smooth cement panels relate to the historic districts industrial buildings and provides a textural contrast to the brick. Copper tone detailing brings a pop of color and emphasizes the contemporary design. To respond to the site and program the community is laid out as a North-South oriented “T” shape building. The short side of the “T” creates an urban edge along Vine street. The long side sets back to the middle of the site creating two courtyards: to the east an urban courtyard separates the building from Maple Street, to the west a private courtyard provides recreation space for residents and air and light for units. A quarter mile from the Metro Takoma Station the new development is well connected to the greater community.