Piazza Terminal 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.
The North Hancock Street side of the site is of a lower scale to relate to the adjacent single-family townhouses. And the Germantown Avenue side relates 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. The Piazza Terminal’s second floor features amenity space, which extends by way of a skybridge across the courtyard. In addition, an amenity deck is located on the fifth floor. This is situated above the existing parking garage with two pools and robust lounge areas.
Parking and Transportation
Retail parking is provided on the ground level, while five more floors of parking are dedicated to residents. Five percent of all parking spaces at Piazza Terminal provided are dedicated for green vehicles. Bicycle storage are also available for residents, as well as bicycle racks for public use. In addition, nearby bus and light rail stops are available.
Piazza Terminal broke ground in 2020, with progress continuing currently to establish a new node in Germantown (photo on right is a construction photo, dated April 2020)