900 Thayer Commemorates Topping Out
SILVER SPRING, Md. —CBG Building Company celebrated the topping out today of 900 Thayer, a 124-unit apartment community scheduled to open in September of this year. The project team hosted representatives from owner Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC), architect KTGY Architecture + Planning, construction management firm JDC Construction Company, and more than 400 field staff and subcontractors who helped CBG complete vertical construction.
900 Thayer was originally conceptualized more than a decade ago and adapted to changing market conditions by undergoing a redesign to make the project more sustainable and affordable.
In addition to its affordably priced units, the apartment community is set to deliver amenity spaces such as a rooftop terrace, a first-floor courtyard with fireplace, and two retail spaces totaling 5,098 square feet.
To celebrate 900 Thayer's topping out, CBG catered lunch, gifted commemorative apparel, and held a raffle for attendees. "It's been our pleasure to work with HOC for the first time on 900 Thayer," said Keith Anderson, president of CBG.
"We'd like to thank the dedicated field staff and subcontractors who helped us reach this milestone, and we look forward to delivering more affordable housing to the Silver Spring area."
Of 900 Thayer's 124 apartments, 84 will serve households earning between 30 to 60 percent of area median income, and 40 will serve those earning 80 percent or less of area median income. The community targets LEED Gold and EnergyStar certifications; it features micro-bioretention planters, low-VOC paints, adhesives, mastics, and glue, and is diverting 75 percent of all construction waste from landfills to recycling facilities.
900 Thayer is also transit-oriented: it features bike storage and is in walking distance to a bus stop, the Silver Spring Metro station, and downtown Silver Spring.
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About CBG Building Company
Through a relentless pursuit of innovation, a steadfast commitment to quality, and active collaboration with clients, CBG has been delivering award-winning communities from coast to coast for more than 25 years. CBG's professional construction team builds more than 4,000 homes each year, providing high-quality, responsive service backed by a significant bonding capacity and national resources. CBG's experience spans a diverse portfolio of geographic areas and product types, including luxury, mixed-use, and affordable housing apartments, as well as campus housing, military family communities, and senior living facilities. Together, we draw on the knowledge gained through building more than 86,000 housing units since 1992. For more information, visit www.cbgbuildingcompany.com.
About Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County
The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County was established in 1974 to better respond to the county's need for affordable housing. HOC is authorized to acquire, own, lease, and operate housing; to provide for the construction or renovation of housing; obtain financial assistance from any public or private source to assist its housing activities; and arrange for social services, resident services and day care. HOC has creatively responded to the changes that affect the production of affordable housing. As federal subsidies for affordable housing were slashed, HOC sought and found other ways to produce housing that is affordable in the county. Because of this, HOC is considered a national leader in developing affordable housing. For more information, visit www.hocmc.org.
About KTGY Architecture + Planning
KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international full-service architecture design and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry, and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that its clients and communities get the best it has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY's architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, modern sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. For more information, visit www.ktgy.com.
About JDC Construction Company
Since 2002, JDC has been providing comprehensive and systematic project and construction management services for community-focused development projects. These projects include multi-family residential, commercial, religious, and educational facilities located throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and beyond to support the growing needs of our clients. With expertise in private ventures and publicly-financed projects, JDC is fully versed with the multitude of requirements and challenges that owners face when developing infill, new construction and renovation projects. Its solution-driven approach brings closure to any obstacles that may arise during the course of a project. For more information, visit www.jdc-mgmt.com.