Verse condominiums headline first-phase residential at The Boro

Verse is part of high-profile The Boro District, a walkable community

Verse condominiums in The Boro District, in Tysons, Va., have begun pre-selling. Locally-based Mayhood Company, which is the sales agent for these new, luxury condominium residences, is showing model homes this spring. Verse is part of the expansive, first phase of The Boro mixed-used development, which spans 1.7 million square feet. When the first phase of The Boro is finished, it will showcase 626 residential apartments, 124 condominiums, 223,000 square feet of retail, and 400,000 square feet of office space, all surrounding a one-acre park.

The Meridian Group, based in Bethesda, Md., developed the property and partnered with Kettler for the residential build-out.

Verse aims to be showcase residence ‘in the sky’

The 140 luxury residences at Verse, a building designed by architectural firm Shalom Baranes, have stunning views. The 25-story building itself—a multi-angular structure that appears to slice through the clouds—is perched on a hill and rises tall above the Greensboro neighborhood. Floor plans consists of one, two and three bedrooms, that range from about 760 to 1,225 square feet. Starting prices list at $500,000 for one-bedroom units, $800,000 for two-bedroom units and $1.2M for the larger, three-bedroom residences.

Amenities at Verse include a 24-hour concierge, indoor and outdoor kitchens for entertaining, a high-performance fitness studio, and a one-acre skypark, which is the ultimate pièce de résistance with regard to living at Verse. Residents will enjoy additional amenities, including guest suites, a secure bicycle storage, and for their best friends, a pet spa.

The West Tysons location is enviable due to its proximity to the Greensboro Station on the Metro Silver Line, and to the Dulles Toll Road, Dulles Connector and the Beltway, all less than two miles. What’s more, residents have easy access to express toll lanes for commuting on 267 or 495.

Additionally, Mayhood has set up a champagne brunch showing April 14. The team there is also selling the condominiums at 2501 M Street in the West End of Washington, D.C. and Monarch condominiums off of Jones Branch Drive in Tysons. Monarch was developed by Renaissance Centro and designed by WDG Architects, who fare prominently in the Phase Two build-out of the District Wharf.

[Related story: What is arriving at the District Wharf Phase Two]

Walkable, mixed-use community gives Tysons Corner Center a run for its money

The Boro is not unlike other successful mixed-use developments that have opened in the D.C. region, including Mosaic in Falls Church, Va. and Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg, Md. These centers aim to combine residential, commercial and retail, successfully, creating destination places within a city.

Although striking to make The Boro as an easy-access development by both car and metrorail, its developers promote The Boro’s goal to be a walkable community. They’re also promoting visiting the center by train, as the Greensboro Metro exit walkway ends right on The Boro’s southeast corner.

“The Boro is a marquee project that we’re proud to be involved in,” said Robert C. Kettler, chairman of Kettler, in a statement initially detailing The Boro project. “With its cutting-edge urban design, array of amenities, walkability and easy access to transit, this community will undoubtedly help transform Tysons into one of the country’s most dynamic communities.”

For retail, The Boro will add a movie theater by Chicago-based Kerasotes Showplace Theatres. The new, Showplace ICON cinema luxury theater features 15 state-of-the-art screens, dining options, in addition to a large screen and deluxe leather seating recliners.

According to BisNow and GlobeSt.com, and based on lease signings, The Boro’s restaurant lineup includes North Italia, a full-service Italian restaurant with another location in D.C., Flower Child, Fish Taco, Tasty Kabob, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Paris Baguette, Akira Ramen, Bluestone Lane coffee shop and Poki DC. Also, The Boro is anchored by a two-story Ethan Allen and a Whole Foods grocery store.

Photo credit: Verse (featured and inline gallery), The Boro (inline gallery 1)

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