Equity residential has added the Zipcar service to their 425 Mass apartments. The carshare vehicles will be located within the garage of the apartment building. The Zipcar car locator states that 425 Mass will have both a Mazda 3 and a Toyota Prius.
Equity Residential continues to demonstrate a high level of commitment to amenities and transportation alternatives. Residents of Equity Residential properties are eligible for a Zipcar membership discount through an exclusive promotion. Earlier this year the 425 Mass property was the first residential property in DC to offer an electric car charging station.
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425 Mass will offer two reserved parkings spaces to charge electric vehicles.
In the not so distant future Mount Vernon Square residents will be able to buy a brand new Tesla Roadster all-electric car and charge it up at the new charging station available in the parking garage of 425 Mass Apartments, all without leaving the neighborhood.
In addition to the Tesla service and sales store opening at 1050 K St. NW, 425 Mass Apartments will soon activate their brand new two-vehicle electric car charging station.
425 Mass Apartments recently partnered with Miami-based Car Charging Group, Inc. to install an electric vehicle charging station that will offer residents of the apartment community either 110v or 220v charging options for electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, or Tesla Roadster. The apartment complex has reserved two parking spaces in their basement garage for electric vehicle owners to use the charger, capable of charging two cars at once (one at 110v and one at 220v).
Shortly after posting the item on Tesla Motors I was contacted this morning regarding a noteworthy related event. This Wednesday Janunary 12th the 425 Mass Apartments is holding a press conference to announce that they will be opening the FIRST residential electric vehicle charging station in the District of Columbia.
Benefits of electric cars include reduced fuel costs and lower fuel consumption, not to mention the concept at its core is dedicated to a sustainable environment and an economically strong, energy-independent America. Policymakers have recognized electric vehicles as a vital factor of environment and national security policies, encouraging adoption of this cutting-edge technology by providing tax credits and other financial incentives. By teaming up with Car Charging Group, Inc. to provide the first car charging station to DC residents, 425 Mass hopes to encourage the technology, as well.
Tesla Motors has agreed to provide a couple of Tesla Roadster cars at Wednesday’s event for the purpose of demonstrating how the charging station and electric cars work together.
Right before Christmas the 425 Mass apartments trimmed several feet off the retainer wall enclosing their 4th Street entrance and handicap ramp. This is a worthwhile upgrade as rather than projecting “keep out” it just does the bare minimum to conceal the ramp and stairs from the sidewalk.
Contractors cutting down wall at 425 Mass on 12/22/2010
This weekend, as reported by Urbanturf, Equity Residential (EQR) will begin leasing apartments at 401 Mass. The adjoining 425 Mass apartments began leasing 6 months ago and have moved at a brisk pace allowing this second tower to be opened faster than anticipated.
Neighborhood residents are also anxiously anticipating a cafe or other interesting retailer to occupy the 2,000 SF ground floor retail space at 401 Mass.
UPDATED (10/5/10 11PM) - I’ve been notified that this event has been cancelled.
A View from the Top
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Featuring A Sneak Preview of FotoWeek DC 2010.
You are invited to a rooftop celebration of 425 Mass. We are hosting an exclusive sneak preview of FotoWeek, the annual celebration of photography in DC. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails while getting an early look at these inspiring exhibits.
Join us for tours and an open house of 425 Mass, one of DC’s coolest new communities.
As of today the 425 Mass Apartments have had 182 leases signed within their first three months. The amenities and finishings have clearly been impressing prospective renters and enabling what is suggested to be a record leasing pace in the market.
Update: UrbanTurf followed up later in the day with a more comprehensive posting on the history of the property. Nothing new to those who have been following our blog for years but Kudos to them for consolidating much of it into one post.
The 425 Mass Apartments (formerly The DuMont) leasing center is now open several days a week. I toured the building with the property manager and several other members of Equity Residential – which bought the properties for $167 million.
I’ll have more details from my visit to share over the next few days.