Piazza Alta is a series of steel stud framed buildings over a two-story concrete podium. This strategy creates a variety of scales for the large development of 1,166,980 GSF. The tallest tower elements, at 16 stories tall, form a backdrop to a central courtyard plaza edged by retail occupancies in the smaller scale buildings that surround the plaza. This plaza connects a newly designed woonerf on Germantown Street to North Hancock Street, which integrates the site into the urban fabric.

client: post brothers
Type: Market-Rate
Size: 1,166,980 GSF; 1,144 units

The North Hancock Street side of the site is of a lower scale to relate to the adjacent single-family townhouses, with the Germantown Avenue side relating to the more public and retail edge as well as multi-family scale of Schmidt’s Commons. Nearly 682,000 square feet of residential space contains 1,144 market-rate apartments. Piazza Alta’s second floor features amenity space, which extends via skybridge across the courtyard. In addition, an amenity deck is located on the fifth floor, situated above the existing parking garage with two pools and robust lounge areas.

Parking and Transportation

Retail parking is provided on the ground level at Piazza Alta, while five more floors of parking are dedicated to residents. Five percent of all parking spaces at Piazza Alta are dedicated for green vehicles. Bicycle storage are also available for residents, as well as bicycle racks for public use, and the nearby bus and light rail stops are available.

Piazza Alta broke ground in 2020, starting the process of establishing a new node in Germantown. The project will reach completion in early 2023.