Property: Gallery 64
Developers: Lowe, Mitsui Fudosan America
Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners
Location: Washington, D.C.
The opening of Gallery 64, developed by Los Angeles-based Lowe and New York City-based Mitsui Fudosan America, marks the end of the second phase of mixed-use development at the former site of the historic Elizabeth G. Randall Junior High School in Washington’s H Street neighborhood — the first being the Rubell Museum DC, adapted from the school itself.
The 492-unit multifamily component, an entirely new 13-story building, takes full advantage of its proximity to the new contemporary art museum, which opened in October. The apartment and museum sections are connected by a 27,000-square-foot public landscaped courtyard.
The site is located within blocks of many other arts and culture destinations, including the National Gallery of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Culture House DC. Residents are also eligible for discount tickets at Arena Stage, a local theater company.
Gallery 64’s amenity package is also geared toward artists in residence. In addition to the standard offerings — including a fitness center, rooftop amenity deck and resort-style pool — the building also houses a soundproofed audio recording area, sometimes called a “podcast room,” and a makerspace equipped with worktables, A/V equipment, project storage, craft supplies and a clean-up area. Public spaces are designed with the look and feel of an art gallery, with colorful, abstract furniture and a collection of commissioned artwork displayed throughout.
Units at the Greystar-managed property include one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, plus 19 two-story townhomes and penthouse units on the top floor. Finishes include quartz countertops, smart thermostats, stainless steel appliances, decorative lighting, walk-in showers and balconies and outdoor space in select apartments. Twenty percent of the units are designated as affordable.
The building is WiredScore Home Platinum certified for digital connectivity, one of only seven residential buildings in the country with this rating, according to a press release shared with Multifamily Dive. Leasing for the property began in early 2023.