Real Estate Journal — February 12 - 25, 2016 — 11A
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ILMINGTON, DE — Bernardon an- nounced an exciting Tsionas Management serves as developer, GG+A Construction serves as const. manager Bernardon mixed-use design to revitalize Northwest corridor of Wilmington, Delaware W
After an extensive façade and lobby renovation, Wash- ington REIT delivered Sil- verline Center in the second quarter of 2015. Since then, the company has executed 261,000 s/f of leases, bringing the building to 93% leased status. The 532,000 s/f struc- ture at 7900 Westpark Dr., originally built in 1971, is now a modern, trophy-class property with direct access to Metro’s Silver Line and two I-495 express lanes. In late November, commercial real estate development as- sociation Northern Virginia NAIOP awarded Silverline Center its top awards for Best Building Repositioning and Best Building Common area. In addition to the future restaurant and coffee shop, the building offers extensive amenities including an all- new high-tech conference center, onsite fitness center and child care center, outdoor terrace and lounge, and an expansive skylit atrium with wi-fi and direct access to the below-grade parking garage. provide architecture, interior design, and landscape archi- tecture services for the project, which as currently envisioned includes 170 residential units, multi-level parking for ap- proximately 330 vehicles, and 20,000 s/f of multi-tenant office and/or retail space. The structure is designed to be a transitional gateway into the city’s urban core, an- chored by its signature corner tower element. This iconic form, which includes a vast amount of glazing and exposed structural framing, is wrapped in dark panels with its ex- posed end facing the street. A complementary element is introduced low on the opposite side to balance the structure and create an entry portal for the residences. The apartments will have the latest in resident services
tifamily development com- munity with over 4,400 units currently in design or under construction. The firmhas also designed a number of other projects in the area, including several additions to the Tower Hill School, less than a mile away from the new 2000 Penn- sylvania Ave. development. This new project will act as the catalyst to begin the redevelopment of this neigh- borhood helping to reinforce smart urban growth and rein- force pedestrian connections. “We are pleased and honored to be selected as the architects for this landmark project,” said Bill Holloway , a prin- cipal of the firm. “It exempli- fies the economic potential of Wilmington’s Union Street corridor as well as Wilming- ton’s pent-up demand for luxury apartment living.” n
design project that prom- ises to help revitalize the surrounding area: a five-story mixed-use development at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. in Wilmington. This project is a collabo- ration between Bernardon and Tsionas Management, Inc. , a prominent developer in New Castle County. Tsio- nas acquired the property in October, and has since been pursuing the opportunity to create a vibrant mix of retail and luxury apartments on this under-utilized but high profile site approximately 1.5 miles from the city center. GG+A Construction of Newark, Delaware will serve as con- struction manager. Bernardon was selected to TYSONS, VA — TenPenh restaurant, which operated in Washington, DC from 2000 to 2011, is poised for a revival in a new location. Passion Food Hospitality – whose proprietors are chef Jeffs Tunks, DavidWizenberg, and Gus DiMillo -- has signed a lease for 6,395 s/f of space at Washington REIT ’s newly renovated Silverline Center in the heart of Tysons, VA. TenPenh, named for its origi- nal location at 10th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW, is scheduled to open next year. Washington REIT also has leased retail space at Silver- line Center to Bourbon Cof- fee. The international coffee producer and purveyor will start offering full service in the spring of 2016. In addition to its own sustainably grown and produced coffee, Bour- bon Coffee will offer a full breakfast and lunch menu. Bourbon Coffee first opened its doors in Kigali, Rwanda in 2007, and has expanded to eight different locations across Rwanda and the US; the Tysons location will be
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such as a state-of-the-art fit- ness center, yoga studio, and co-working spaces. Outdoor spaces are abundant including an interior courtyard complete with amenities such as a pool, sun deck, outdoor kitchens, and living spaces. Most of the
residential units will have direct balcony access from their units, while the top floor will include a penthouse level complete with select rooftop access. Bernardon has a strong presence in the regional mul-
TenPenh and Bourbon Coffee lease 6,395 s/f at Washington REIT’s Silverline Center in Tysons, VA its ninth.
Attracting more than a mil- lion views per week from the Capital Beltway, Silverline Center already has attained iconic status with its glass curtain wall illuminated with hundreds of LED lights that can be programmed to display virtually any color scheme. Through the end of the year,
the building will enliven the night sky with hourly holiday- themed dynamic light shows, while displaying holiday col- ors between shows. Silverline Center is part of the transformation of Tysons Corner from a suburban office environment to a transit-ori- ented mixed-use community.
“We are thrilled to welcome TenPenh and Bourbon Cof- fee to Silverline Center,” said Washington REIT senior director Anthony Chang . “With these tenants in place, Silverline Center will not just be a great place to work, but also will become a local dining destination.” n
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