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J Sol Commemorates Topping Out

CBG Completes Vertical Construction on 22-Story Luxury High-Rise Apartment Tower
September 19, 2019

ARLINGTON, Va.—CBG Building Company commemorated today the completion of J Sol's vertical construction. The 22-story post-tension concrete high-rise features 326 apartments and a five-level below-grade parking garage and is scheduled for completion in October of next year. CBG welcomed representatives from owner Jefferson Apartment Group and architect Hickok Cole to the event, which included a catered lunch, t-shirt giveaway, and a raffle for field staff.

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J Sol Commemorates Topping Out

Topping out the project required substantial coordination between CBG and local municipalities as its garage is located 10 feet from the underground Metro tunnel and required extensive structural elements including piles, rakers, and corner braces. The site also contained a significant amount of rock, making excavation even more challenging.

J Sol's tower is composed of three narrow bars of varying height in order to maximize outside corners for better unit visibility and offer a slender profile from each direction on Fairfax Drive. Its ground floor features a small urban plaza that will be surrounded by retail.

"We are extremely proud and thankful for all the hard work and effort that everyone involved has contributed to reach this major milestone in the project," said Darren Wellner, senior project executive at CBG. "It has been truly amazing to witness 22 stories go up in just seven months!"

Targeting LEED Gold certification, J Sol features a variety of sustainable design aspects, including EnergyStar appliances, energy-efficient lighting, and a green roof. This pedestrian-friendly apartment complex is located within walking distance of numerous dining and entertainment options as well as two Metro stations along the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor.

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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 20 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 88,000 housing units since 1999. For more information, visit www.cbgbuildingcompany.com.

About Jefferson Apartment Group

Jefferson Apartment Group is a full-service real estate firm specializing in multifamily apartments and mixed-use real estate investments through its acquisition, development, construction, and property management services. The company focuses on urban, transit-oriented assets located in high barrier-to-entry markets on the East Coast. Jefferson Apartment Group defines the pinnacle of service in the multifamily asset class, yielding strong returns for investment partners. For more information, visit www.jeffersonapartmentgroup.com.

About Hickok Cole Architects

Hickok Cole has designed over 60 million square feet of corporate office buildings, multi-family housing, and interiors in the years since its founding. Its portfolio demonstrates a commitment to context over style. As designers, they respond to each region, city, and neighborhood's unique characteristics and distinct opportunities. No two problems are the same and so no two solutions are alike. Hickock Cole consistently seeks design strategies that are authentic and in resonance with its projects' time and place. The company's inquisitive nature pervades each of its cross-collaborative project teams, formed from its core practice groups: commercial office, housing, commercial interior design, lifestyle interiors, and its full-service branding and ad agency, Hickok Cole Creative. For more information, visit www.hickokcole.com.