The Garrett Wins Best Lease-Up Pace Award, Completing “Trifecta” for The Collective

October 2021

 

The Garrett, one of three buildings comprising WC Smith’s The Collective, won Best Lease-Up Pace for a District of Columbia Apartment Community during Delta Associates’ 25th Annual Apartment and Condominium Industry Awards for Excellence.

The Garrett joins Park Chelsea and Agora at The Collective, which won the same leasing pace honors in 2016 and 2018, respectively.

Located at 150 I St. SE, in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, The Garrett features 373 studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments.

In the wake of COVID, the drive for healthy living and the opportunity for making social connections contribute to The Collective’s appeal. The property rivals any fitness club in the city, with a regulation-size, 6-hoop indoor basketball court that can convert to a volleyball court. In addition, there’s an indoor racquetball court and outdoor tennis court. Residents enjoy two rooftop and a 25-meter indoor pool, a Peloton studio and three gyms, along with a full range of virtual and in-person fitness classes and sporting events coordinated by a full-time staff athletic director.

Even when residents have to be physically distanced, they are able to be socially connected through a robust calendar of daily classes, lectures, food/wine events and other activities.

And when residents want a change from their work-at-home environment, they can take advantage of The Collective Cowork, a 5,000 square-foot facility at The Garrett that features hot desks, private offices and conference rooms.

Combined, The Collective boasts 1,140 apartments, and more than 60 amenities and 103,000 square feet of amenity space, making it the largest single collection available to those living in a Washington, DC, residential property; the largest on the East Coast and one of the largest amenity collections in the United States.