Construction is in progress at downtown Silver Spring’s tallest building, a 26-story apartment tower with a 15,000-square-foot food hall on the ground floor. Known as Solaire 8200 Dixon for its address on Dixon Avenue, the building is anticipated to open to residents in mid-2022.

The 403-unit building, designed by Design Collective architecture firm, will include a fitness center, pool and lounge on the rooftop; a clubroom with a co-working space and a catering kitchen; concierge services; a pet spa; and two guest suites that residents can reserve. Approximately 75 percent of the apartments will be one-bedroom units, and the rest will be two-bedroom units. Rents have yet to be determined.

The food hall, which will be designed by Eimer Design of Philadelphia and programmed by Colicchio Consulting of Cushman & Wakefield, is expected to have a mix of vendors and events that will be open to the public.

The building is a five-minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro station and eight minutes from the future light rail station at Wayne Avenue and Fenton Street. Many shops, restaurants and entertainment venues are nearby.

The building replaces the former Progress Place, which housed the Shepherd’s Table nonprofit organization. Washington Property Co., in a public-private partnership with Montgomery County, built a new Progress Place at 8106 Georgia Ave., to house Shepherd’s Table and two other nonprofit groups that provide services to homeless people.

Washington Property Co. partnered with a joint venture between Cresset Partners and Diversified Real Estate Capital to fund the project.

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