A Brentwood apartment project will transform a section of Route 1.
Construction is underway at Studio 3807, located kitty-cornered from the volunteer fire department on Rhode Island Avenue, with apartments slated to be available to rent in spring of 2018.
The mixed-use building is part of a $36 million development funded in part by the city and the state. It will include 147 apartments, 6,322 square feet of retail space and 3,000 square feet of artist studios.
A second phase, called Artisan at 4100, will include 84 more apartments and 5,000 more square feet of retail. It is scheduled to open in late 2018.
The Brentwood apartments include some interesting touches. The buildings will have solar panels on the roof that will reduce energy consumption by almost 80 percent, and will be built to LEED Gold Standards, the second-highest rating for energy efficiency.
The buildings’ interiors will also feature work commissioned from local artists that will rotate on a regular basis, as well as free WiFi throughout the building and electric car charging stations in the garage.
Overall, the development so far seems like a good example of the kind of big-scale effort that can be done along Route 1, similar to Arts District Hyattsville, Riverdale Park Station and the upcoming project in College Park.