From an email:
“555 E Street, SW (555) is one of the nation’s first mixed-income, mixed-age apartment communities. All residents, whether they lease market-rate apartments or senior affordable apartments, walk through the same front door, benefit from the building’s luxe amenities, and form an unlikely bond that transcends income, age, race, or disability.
555 is a brand new property, a 12-story building that offers 194 new apartments with 58 affordable senior units reserved for those aged 62 and up, between 30 and 50 percent AMI. Of the 58 affordable housing units available for seniors, seven are reserved as permanent supportive housing units for seniors in transition from homelessness. A robust amenity package– including a magnificent rooftop pool, expansive gym with the latest equipment, stainless steel appliances, and high-end finishes–benefit all residents, not to mention a prime location within walking distance to the Wharf, L’Enfant Plaza, the National Mall, and other cultural attractions and conveniences.
Developers + residents share what it’s like living at 555:
“Traditionally, mixed-income housing doesn’t offer the level of luxury we brought to this project,” says one of the developers Gregory Faron, Partner at CityPartners. “Mixed-income communities aren’t usually Class A buildings, in prime neighborhoods, like 555. From the beginning, we wanted to create someplace special in a way that had never been done before.”
“I enjoy the younger generation that’s in the building,” says senior resident Andrew Evans. “I remember when I was a schoolteacher, if there was a child in a wheelchair they were ostracized…Here, we’re all together. You see people in wheelchairs; not everyone is agile and bouncing off their toes. That’s real life and part of what makes this a community. Everyone here is accepted here. You don’t feel isolated.”
“For my wife and me, it was an attraction to live somewhere diverse and inclusive,” says market rate resident Tom Reiser. “That’s real urban living, and it’s something we appreciate. It’s wonderful to see different populations have access to a living experience like this.”
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You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
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