Floor Plan and Pricing for The Apartments at CityCenter Now for Lease

Rendering courtesy The Apartments at CityCenter

From a press release:

“Potential residents now have the unique opportunity to review floor plans and reserve their desired apartment. The leasing center, located at 900 New York Avenue, NW near the corner of 9th and I Streets, will give renters a first-hand look at the thoughtfully designed residences.

Responding to the District’s growing demand for well-appointed rental homes in convenient locations, The Apartments at CityCenter is comprised of 458 residences featuring a wide range of amenities that will enhance the daily living experience. With restaurants, shops, major employers and Metro rail stops within a short walk, The Apartments at CityCenter will set a new standard for urban living in D.C. Residents will be able to begin to move into their new community in November 2013.

The apartments range in size from studios to one- to three-bedrooms and will offer dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and bamboo flooring throughout with open plan kitchens that boast quartz countertops and European-style cabinetry. Selected floor plans incorporate dens, balconies and terraces. The exclusive amenities include CenterClub, a two-story fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio and weight equipment as well as a yoga room; HydroClub, a rooftop pool, lounge and club room; Connections Café, an internet lounge with wifi; and SkyBark, a rooftop dog walk. The community also features indoor parking, electric car charging stations and a residential recycling program.

The Apartments at CityCenter has been designed by the well-respected architectural firm Shalom Baranes Associates of Washington, DC. Landscape architect Lee and Associates had responsibility for the design of rooftop amenities, terraces and other common areas.

The Apartments at CityCenter is one of five major components of CityCenterDC. The mixed-use development also includes 216 luxury condominium residences, 520,000-square feet of Class A office space, and more than 60 shops and restaurants, in properties designed by internationally renowned architects Foster + Partners and the D.C.-based Shalom Baranes Associates. In addition, CityCenterDC will also feature a 370-room hotel.”

Full floor plan and pricing after the jump.

Studio / 1 Bath Floor Plan
461-551 Sq. Ft.
$2,130 – $2,780 Rent Ranges

1 Bedroom / 1 Bath
$2,670 – $3,660

1 Bedroom & Den / 1 Bath
$3,270 – $4,130

2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath
$4,210 – $5,500

2 Bedroom & Den / 2 Bath
1,281 – 1,505
$5,190 – $6,550

3 Bedroom / 2 Bath
$7,590 – $7,760


$400 per pet/ Non-refundable
$50 per pet/ per month

$225 per Vehicle

48 Comment

  • those pet fees seem a bit outrageous, right?

    • lovefifteen

      These are apartments for rich people. They won’t bat an eyelid at them.

    • Similar pet fees can be found in many of the newer apartment buildings in DC/Nova. My coworker paid $250 fee + $50/month for her dog in a nicer building right next to Pentagon Row. $400 is higher than usual, but then again this is supposed to be an ultra luxury building. I sure as hell would not pay these rents!
      This place is going to be filled with business travelers and embassy staff on temporary assignment.

    • I actually think their fees seem rather reasonable vis-a-vis the rents they hope to get. I used to live in a 30+ year old apartment building in Silver Spring that charged similar rates.

    • Similar rental rates and pet fees at my building, Senate Square on H Street NE

  • At those prices, there are going to be a lot of vacancies.

  • looking at those prices… are they going to be THAT nice inside?

    • Maybe, maybe not, but they aren’t priced that way just for the inside!

      • In not certain…

        but id be willing to guess you can find nice(modern… etc.) housing withinn two blocks and the prices are not like this

        • We’re paying $3700 (including two cats) at 1210 Mass–less than three blocks from this place–for a 2bd/2ba unit. And the building is about 10 years old, so yeah.

          • Is that an example of pricing that is “not like this”? Without knowing your unit size, $3700 and $4200 are not really all that far off…

            But the pricing seems consistent with all of the other “luxury” buildings throughout the city, which are occupied by normal renters (with good jobs) and students. I don’t see why people think this building is more likely to have airbnb, short-term business travelers, etc.

      • In not certain…

        but id be willing to guess you can find nice(modern… etc.) housing withinn two blocks and the prices are not like this

        …unless im missing something and these are the most spetactacular blocks within a mile

  • A lot of times people say that DC is as expensive as Manhattan, which is by and large not at all true (not even the most expensive parts of DC are as expensive as a typical neighborhood of Manhattan).

    But these here apartments really set a new standard. $2500 for a studio, $3000+ for a 1 br, $5000+ for a 2 br, $7500+ for a 3 br. Those really are Manhattan prices.

    • Agreed. But I don’t think normal DC residents will be paying these prices. The building is going to be full of Air BnB rentals and private sector employees and foreign diplomats on temporary assignment. Private corporations, investors, and foreign governments will be paying the rent. If you want a “community” of locals, don’t move into here. The place will probably be a ghost town on the weekends.

    • And there’s no reason why the most desirable parts of DC shouldn’t be as expensive as Manhattan! We’re just as awesome. 🙂

  • Wow, my house is a 10-minute walk from here and my mortgage payment would get me one-bedroom — and maybe a den. I don’t have a SkyBark, though. Come to think of it, I don’t have a dog either.

    • When did you buy your house? And was it turnkey or did you have to invest $$$ to get it move-in ready?

      • These types of comments are sooooo meaningful without any context.

        • Not to mention that you can’t compare the costs of renting to the costs of owning.

          • gotryit

            Sure you can compare them – just not directly. You have to take into account a lot of factors and a number of risks and opportunities, but it’s doable.

          • You can, but it’s just different. For example, my month to month costs are vastly lower than renting. However, I spend in big chunks on renovations and repairs, so if you spread that over 12 months, the monthly payments start looking pretty similar. The kicker is I will get that money and more back when I sell the house, which someone renting will not (well unless the entire housing market tanks before I sell ha!).

          • Fair enough, but you certainly can’t meaningfully compare renting and owning in a “Wow, my costs are lower just a block away!” kind of statement.

          • True that. Unless you bought an already redone house before an area got pricy and by some miracle never had to spend major money on repairs. Then maybe your costs are truly lower 😉

          • I’m the guy 10 minutes away. My annual mortgage payment plus 1 percent of the value of the house (about $8000) for maintenance works out to about $23.26 annually per square foot. The high-end rent on the largest 1 bedroom + den is $49.36 psf annually (not including parking or any other building fees). So that’s one way of comparing the costs.

          • Presumably you put a down payment on the house as well, correct? Additionally, some people prefer to have less space-I know I do.

          • If all you spend is $8K a year on maintenance you’re pretty lucky. Our house wasn’t in the best shape when we bought it so we’ve spent roughly $60K in the first year renovating/repairing things and have more left to do. Of course, those costs will go way down once the renovations are complete. I still think $8K for maintenance seems fairly low, especially for an older house.

          • In addition to month-to-month costs and maintenance, etc., you have to factor in opportunity cost from tying up the equity (which could offset some of the advantage you get from an increases sale price), as well as about 10% lost on transaction cost (probably close to 4% on buying and 6% on selling). So it’s difficult to do a direct comparison unless you know exactly how long you will stay, but usually in DC buying will eventually beat renting, which is exactly what you should expect — you’re paying a premium for not being tied down.

          • Don’t forget to factor in your time. Raking leaves and mowing the lawn, calling and waiting for plumbers, shopping around for new appliances when one inevitably breaks down. You may like doing these things so don’t mind that cost, but not everyone does (or even really has the time).

        • Breaking: My house was cheaper when I bought it before now.

  • That is quite a bit for a birds eye view of prostitution and pimp corner over by the Carnegie Library. Have you ever driven past around 4am? It is depressing.

  • I find it ironic that the folks who are buying the condos at CityCenter get access to a “water feature” but won’t be able to access the pool on the rental side of the complex. It seems like it should be the other way around but I can also see that keeping renters happy is an ongoing process that needs to be competitive with the other rental buildings downtown that have pools. Once the condos get sold then it’s not the developer’s problem. For $600K for a 1 BR, I’d really want to have a pool or at least access to the pool.

    • Great point

    • Umm….I have to disagree. Big developers/rental management companies are not in the business of keeping people happy. They are in the business of keeping their buildings filled to the highest capacity, and collecting their tenant’s money….PERIOD. If your lucky, you might find a little happiness during the first year, while everything is new and you enjoy a rental incentive, such as a month or two for free. But the honeymoon is over after that.

  • The cost of a Manhattan apartment without any of the benefits. Sign me up!

  • 461-551 Sq. Ft.
    $2,130 – $2,780

    Sigh, sometimes I hate DC. This is why I am moving to Chicago.

    • I’m pretty sure Loop apartments are also expensive.

      • Yeah, but not this expensive. I’m looking further North, too. It’s not really an apples to apples comparison b/c Chicago is so much bigger and has so much more housing stock, but DC rents have gone from high to insane the last 3 years.

  • Am I totally missing it? Where are the floor plans that the headline of this post promises?

  • Did some scrounging and found a link to the actual floorplans:


    In my view these aren’t particularly inspired or interesting, so what you’re really paying for is just finishes and location. Maybe the retail and stuff here will really blow the mind, but if I were dropping this dime I’d do it at 14th and U, which currently gives you easy walking access to a lot more interesting options than this location.

    • That link actually goes to the condo floorplans. The website for the apartments shows only a few options, but they look just as incredibly uninspired as every other new-build condo and apartment layout in this town anymore.


      • Oops, you’re right. I had looked at both, but thought I included the link for the apartments. I actually think the condo plans have a lot more appeal, and those ones with private terraces are super cool. But the apartments are just a rip off.

  • Okay, these rents are just plain goofy. And I know it isn’t apples-to-apples (maybe apples-to-pears?), but I live 5 blocks due east on H and pay $2190 for a 950-sq-ft 1BR in a full-service high rise with a fitness room, rooftop pool, party room, reservable party areas on the roof, and my unit comes with a parking spot (that my landlady owns) in the private garage under the building.

    All of which is to say: it’s clear I am never going to be able to move, because I will never get a deal anywhere near that good again.

  • WBJ is reporting that the first retail permit for a retail store in one of CityCenter’s office buildings was just issued. http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/breaking_ground/2013/10/dc-permits-the-conversion-edition.html

    Perhaps a Tumi store?

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