Solaire 8200 Dixon Now Open in Downtown Silver Spring

Solaire 8200 Dixon is now open for occupancy, according to an announcement from developer Washington Property Company.

Approximately 30 percent of the building has been leased, and residents began moving in last month, according to WPC. They are currently accepting applications for the remaining studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedroom apartments.

The 403-unit, 27-story tower is the tallest building in Silver Spring, WPC said. 60 of the building’s units are affordable, according to Yardi Matrix. WPC broke ground on the pandemic-delayed project in April 2020; the building topped out in July of last year.

Additionally, the building will be home to Solaire Social, a 15,000-square-foot food hall featuring nine local restaurants and bars that is scheduled to open in the spring of 2023. WPC has partnered with national food hall developer Colichio Consulting on the project; the concept was first revealed in May 2019 by WPC president Charles K. Nulsen III in an interview with the Source.

Solaire Social will be one of two food halls in downtown Silver Spring; Commas at Ellsworth Place was announced last year.

Solaire 8200’s additional amenities include a high-end fitness center and yoga studio, a pet spa, a rooftop pool deck, and sky lounge, a club room with a catering kitchen, guest suites, flexible working spaces, electric vehicle charging stations, indoor bike storage, and 24-hour concierge, dry cleaning, and package service. All of the apartments are pet-friendly and feature private balconies, quartz countertops, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a full suite of energy-efficient stainless steel appliances.

The building, designed by Design Collective and built by Clark Construction, is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification, WPC said.

“The opening of Solaire 8200 Dixon represents the culmination of nearly two decades of work to bring to life Washington Property Company’s vision for a compelling, thriving neighborhood now known as the Ripley District,” WPC’s Vice President of Development Janel Kausner said in a press release. “Solaire 8200 Dixon offers a dynamic lifestyle where residents can work from home in one of the many flex spaces, enjoy high-end amenities, and connect with the larger community at Solaire Social, which we believe will become the de facto living room for the Ripley District.”

“It’s been wonderful working with the highly experienced team over at WPC to develop this project, and we look forward to seeing folks start to call Solaire 8200 home in the coming weeks,” said Jeff Cherner, co-founder and managing director at Cresset Real Estate Partners. “Our qualified opportunity funds have been met with immense market appetite from investors, partners, and tenants since the launch of Fund I, and we’re excited to start seeing the Funds’ projects come to fruition while also creating jobs in fast-growing urban centers.”

Solaire 8200 Dixon is located on the former site of Progress Place in downtown Silver Spring. Through a public-private partnership with Montgomery County, WPC relocated and constructed Progress Place, which is home to Shepherd’s Table, Interfaith Works, and Mobile Med. Shepherd’s Table has been able to increase its client base by more than twenty percent at the new Progress Place location, WPC said.

Photo: Solaire 8200 Dixon / Facebook

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