Takoma Central; 150 Apartments, Busboys and Poets, on Schedule for Fall Opening

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Rendering of 235 Carroll Street, NW courtesy of Takoma Central

From a press release:

“Federal Capital Partners® (FCP) and Level 2 Development (Level 2) have begun leasing Takoma Central, a new, green apartment community featuring 150 studio, 1 and 2-bedroom apartment homes in the Takoma neighborhood of Washington, DC. Takoma Central is located at 235 Carroll Street, NW, just steps from the Takoma Red Line Metro station and many unique restaurants and eclectic shops in Takoma’s historic main street district. Takoma Central was designed to complement the architectural character and spirit of the Takoma neighborhood and to promote a healthy, sustainable lifestyle for residents.

Destination restaurant Busboys and Poets will occupy Takoma Central’s first floor corner at Carroll and Maple Streets. Bozzuto Management will lease Takoma Central from the initial leasing office across the street from the building, at Trohv Home & Gift at 232 Carroll Street, NW. Interested prospective residents can contact the leasing office at (202) 888-2387 Monday through Friday from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Takoma Central apartments feature open, airy floor plans, sophisticated finishes and welcoming, comfortable social spaces. Residents will enjoy a fitness center, resident lounge, courtyard, business center, social e-cafe and an automatic package concierge.

Amenities and features include:
• Granite countertops, maple cabinets & stainless steel appliances

• Wide plank oak flooring in living rooms and kitchens

• Plush carpeted bedrooms

• Balconies & patios (select apartments)

• Beautiful resident lounge with large-screen TV & shuffleboard

• Private courtyard with fire pit & outdoor grills

• Top-of-the-line fitness center

• Business center

• 24-hour automatic package concierge

• Controlled access

• Secure bicycle storage

• Pet-friendly*

• Storage lockers

• On-site garage parking

*Restrictions apply.

Takoma Central features many sustainable and health-focused elements, is smoke-free throughout the property and was designed and built for LEED Certification. The community offers immediate access to multiple transportation options including the Takoma Red Line Metro station, Capital Bikeshare, Metrobus and Ride-On Bus service. Residents will find fresh, local produce just two blocks away at the year-round Takoma Park Farmers Market. Sustainability features include:

· Bicycle storage racks

• Preferred, reserved parking spaces for low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles

• High efficiency water-saving plumbing fixtures

• Building materials with a minimum of 20% recycled content

• More than 10% of materials used in construction were regionally sourced from within 500 miles

• Carpet, paint, and adhesives used in construction are low-emitting and contribute to a healthier indoor air environment

• White roof is reflective, minimizing heat absorption

• 75% of construction waste was diverted from landfills and recycled or reused

• Eco-friendly cleaning supplies used throughout”

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  • This is great for the neighborhood! It was an empty lot or a pit for years. I can’t wait to see it completed. In most neighborhoods a Busboys wouldn’t be a big deal but in Takoma it’s huge. We don’t really have anything else like it. Most restaurants are super casual except for Republic, which is pretty upscale. Busboys is just right.

    • “In most neighborhoods a Busboys wouldn’t be a big deal” — I don’t know about that. I can think of several neighborhoods that would be delighted to get one. I would certainly love to see one in the Petworth/Park View area, but that might be too close to the U Street location for them to want to go for it.

      • binpetworth

        I agree! A Busboys or something very similar is exactly the kind of place we could use to balance the more high end (Chez Billy, Crane & Turtle) venues versus the cheap carryout (Eat Chicken) places in Petworth.

      • Capitol Hill/Navy Yard/H Street/SW could use one! Though I guess the one coming to anacostia will be fairly close.

      • Yeah, I was thinking of even more central neighborhoods where there are already tons of restaurants. Petworth may be in a similar position although they have hipster bars rather than family dining. I would like to propose a trade: Roscoe’s Pizzeria for The Looking Glass. Deal?

  • Heard on Oprah: “YOU get a Busboys!…And YOU get a Busboys!…and YOU get a Busboys!

  • Too bad the apartments are weirdly laid out and kind of small :/ The prices are right though, especially for a brand new building.

  • I’m just excited to finally get the sidewalk back.

    (Ok, I’m also glad that Busboys and the other businesses TBD are on the way, and that in theory there will be some more, younger people coming into the neighborhood. But seriously, that sidewalk being gone has gotten really, really old.)

  • I remember when Busboys & Poets was cool.

  • interesting that the rendering doesn’t show the power poles and lines that will be in the middle of the sidewalk and obscuring the front of the building. Where the “trees” are in this picture. And is the developer installing these streetlights?

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