In 2010, JBG Companies completed a study on an under-utilized site directly adjacent to the Twinbrook Metro Station along Rockville Pike. As a result of the study, JBG solicited HCM’s services beginning in 2011.
The Galvan, a 720,000 sf, mixed-use, transit-oriented development located at 1800 Rockville Pike, has taken the site and transformed it into a vital component of a larger development plan at Twinbrook Station. It was the first project to be approved in Twinbrook under Rockville’s new Mixed-Use Transit District (MXTD) zoning guidelines and has helped to continue the transformation of the area into a walkable neighborhood.
The project incorporates 100,000 sf of ground level retail, including a 60,000 sf Safeway grocery store, and four levels of market-rate residential apartments above, as well as, two levels of structured parking below ground. The design provides multiple entry and connection points that serve retail, resident, and parking users alike, enhancing the initiative to establish a vibrant 24-hour urban community.
The architecture breaks down the overall mass into three distinct buildings, situated around four internal courtyards with extensive landscaping and resident amenities including a pool, fitness center, club room, and business center. Linkages between the three buildings provide opportunities for visual connection to the street from internal common spaces that would otherwise by closed-in. At the street level, several public plaza areas are situated around major building entry points, offering a place for gathering and an opportunity to display public art.
The Galvan is in the process of LEED Certification with a commitment to sustainability and expansion upon several smart growth initiatives.
100,000 sf retail
634 parking spaces