D.C.’s first Solar Homes Arrive


By Jaimie Miller

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The city’s most progressive community has arrived…17 Solar…luxury living at the intersection of traditional and cutting edge.

Longtime Ward 8 resident, local developer and District Development Group (DDG) founder, Phinis Jones continues to step change the quality of life for Washington, DC residents across his many endeavors. Fellow DDG business partner, local developer & Innovative Development Solutions (IDS) Founder, Andy Botticello develops housing and community facilities creating financially viable ventures while enriching the local community. This dynamic duo better known as DDG, has done it again.

From its integrated solar cells and high-efficiency finishes to its cutting edge design, 17 Solar sets a new benchmark for urban living. 17 Solar sits at the heart of one of the city’s most vibrant communities. Just east of Capitol Hill and 2 blocks south of the Atlas District, 17 Solar offers sleek interior finishes wrapped in an innovative low-rise design. The flats, duplexes and townhome styles comprise a sophisticated mix of residences in the heart of one of the city’s most vibrant quadrants: where traditional community thrives, and a bustling nightlife has emerged.

The meticulous design of 17 Solar offers flats and stacked townhomes located close to the retail and nightlife options of H Street and Capitol Hill but with a private, residential atmosphere. The low-rise design speaks to the traditional rhythm of the residential communities surrounding H St, while offering all of the modern amenities of forward-thinking design. Developed by District Development Group, 17 Solar offers a sophisticated mix of residences just off the H Street corridor and the Atlas District.

There are nine 2-Bed, 2-Bath flats being sold below market value as part of the Affordable Housing Program. Additionally, there are also nine stacked town-homes (3-Bed, 3.5-Bath Bi-level Lofts) available for purchase.

District Development Group (DDG) is dedicated to the creation of community focused projects. DDG develops housing and community facilities that provide both social and economic benefits. Projects include housing that offers unique designs and amenities while preserving the diversity of the community, charter schools that offer alternative educational environments and public facilities created with both distinctive architecture and responsive program offerings. All of these developments share the common goal of creating financially viable ventures while enriching the local community. Developments are undertaken utilizing a varied set of industry partners to maximize results and to ensure the participation of skilled craftsmen and the provision of local training and employment.

The H Street Corridor is one of the fastest growing emerging neighborhoods in the District. The area features an abundance of nightlife including, restaurants, theaters and bars with the majority being locally owned and offering a unique urban experience. A wide variety of grocery shopping choices are available including Giant and Safeway with a new Whole Foods coming in 2016. The corridor also features newly initiated street car service providing service for the corridor with connections to Union Station and Metro. The retail scene is evolving rapidly, some spots are listed on the map below but more recent information can be found on the H Street website or by spending an evening sampling the unique establishments of the H Street corridor.

In addition to H St, the restaurant offerings of Barracks Row and Capitol Hill are close by, as well as a range of grocery options including the always fresh produce found at Eastern Market, and the convenience of Harris Teeter off Pennsylvania Avenue and the YES! Organic Market and Union Market off New York Ave. For getting to the rest of the city, the street car and the Stadium Armory Metro are in walking distance along with several major bus routes. The newly improved road network also provides easy access to Virginia, Maryland and beyond


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