Category Archives: Established EYA Neighborhoods

Archives and news of established EYA neighborhoods

Celebrate the City of Alexandria’s Birthday!

July 8, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
The birthday celebration will be held in the beautiful Oronoco Bay Park.The birthday celebration will be held in the beautiful Oronoco Bay Park.

This month, the City of Alexandria will celebrate its 265th birthday! Join in the festivities on Saturday, July 12th along the Potomac waterfront at Oronoco Bay Park. Bring a blanket and picnic and pick a prime spot on the lawn to enjoy live music, fireworks and more. The event kicks off at 7:00 pm with a live band, followed by birthday cake and the grand finale fireworks display at 9:30 pm! Admission is free.

Oronoco Bay Park is located next to EYA’s newest Old Town neighborhood, The Oronoco, and just minutes from Old Town Commons. EYA has been building homes in Alexandria for the past 22 years. We are proud to be a part of the city’s past and look forward to being a part of its future. 

EYA Townhome from the Movie “Syriana” Sells Above Asking Price

May 27, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

The 2005 hit movie “Syriana” featuring George Clooney was in a small part filmed in an EYA townhome. The living room, kitchen and front porch were all seen in the film as the home of Jeffrey Wright’s character. The townhome recently went on the market and with seven offers at or above asking price, sold well above its asking price of $1.125 million.

EYA’s Harrison Square community is located at 13th and V Streets NW, walking distance to local restaurants, shopping, and the U Street Metro. An entire city block was developed to seamlessly blend with the historic neighborhood, and ultimately was credited with sparking a renaissance of the U Street Corridor.

EYA Launches Homeowner Maintenance Videos

June 14, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Washington-area homebuyers love our new townhomes and condominiums because they’re low-maintenance and eco-friendly (not to mention walkable to countless neighborhood amenities).

Now, simple home maintenance tasks are easier than ever, thanks to the launch of our Homeowner Maintenance video series on YouTube!

We filmed a variety of common household tasks, such as changing air filters, winterizing for cold weather and cleaning common household finishes. You can view all the how-to videos here.


Our Homeowner Maintenance video series includes:

Winterizing Your Home

Care for Common Finishes

HVAC Care & Maintenance

Spring Cleaning Tips

Health & Safety


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Capitol Quarter: Looking Back

November 16, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

After a decade of planning, development, and construction, EYA’s vision of Capitol Quarter is now complete.

Capitol Quarter Townhomes

This vibrant new mixed-income neighborhood combines the best of walkable city living with a quaint community feel. It’s all anchored by the exciting changes coming to Capitol Riverfront in the Nationals Ballpark district. For a trip down memory lane, check out the before-and-after story here.


Giving Thanks: Join our food drive to benefit NBC4′s Food 4 Families

November 7, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Look no further for a way to help local families in need this Thanksgiving! Our intern, Monique Currie of the Washington Mystics, tipped us off to Food 4 Families and our food drive was born.

We invite you to drop off non-perishable food items to any of our sales offices now through Sunday, November 20, to benefit NBC4‘s Food 4 Families. 

All donations will be delivered to the Verizon Center the following day for a “food-a-thon” that provides baskets of food to families throughout the region so that they can enjoy Thanksgiving dinners.

NBC4 suggests the following items:

  • Canned vegetables (yams, carrots, green beans, corn)
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Apple sauce
  • Canned fruits
  • Soups (box and can)
  • Dry goods (stuffing, rice, macaroni & cheese, mashed potatoes)

Our sales centers at Capitol Quarter, Chancellor’s Row at Brookland Metro and Old Town Commons will be happy to accept your donations.

image by bennthewolfe via Creative Commons on Flickr

Chipotle Opens with Fanfare at Arts District Hyattsville

May 18, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Chipotle LogoThe long awaited shops at Arts District Hyattsville have proven to be major hits in historic downtown Hyattsville.

In just the last 30 days, Elevation Burger, Yogi Castle and Essentials Day Spa opened their doors to residents of the community and beyond.  Most recently, Chipotle held its grand opening onsite with great fanfare.  Read the full story with photos from Hyattsville Patch.

Arts District Hyattsville Retailers Move-In

March 21, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

In the coming weeks, the retailers at EYA’s Arts District Hyattsville neighborhood will open their doors.  Contractors are working daily inside the storefronts installing furniture, fixtures, equipment and more.  Soon serving the community are Busboys and Poets, Tara Thai, Chipotle, Elevation Burger, Yes! Organic Market, Royal Cleaners, Serenity Day Spa and Yogi Castle Frozen Yogurt. 

Also recently installed: one of Hyattsville’s first green roofs!  The planting system eliminates stormwater runoff, provides additional building insulation and combats the heat island effect of urban neighborhoods.

More photos coming soon as the shops open next month.

EYA Arts District Hyattsville Green Roof

EYA Arts District Hyattsville Green Roof

EYA Arts District Hyattsville Green Roof

EYA Arts District Hyattsville Green Roof

EYA Yes Organic Market Arts District Hyattsville

EYA Yes Organic Market Arts District Hyattsville

EYA Arts District Hyattsville Elevation Burger and Yogi Castle

EYA Arts District Hyattsville Elevation Burger and Yogi Castle

EYA Arts District Hyattsville Elevation Burger and Tara Thai

EYA Arts District Hyattsville Elevation Burger and Tara Thai

Arts District Hyattsville named “Best Mixed Use Neighborhood”

October 26, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

EYA’s new townhome community at Arts District Hyattsville has again been named “Best Mixed Use Neighborhood” by the 2010 Great American Living Awards (GALA) Committee at a ceremony on October 21st.

The GALA competition is the DC building industry’s most prestigious awards event, in which architects, builders, and developers select the area’s best new home communities and home designs.

Arts District Hyattsville, since opening, has been recognized with 15 local and national awards for its smartly planned urban design, unique architecture, and onsite amenities – including a restored 1950’s automobile showroom which has been repurposed into the community’s clubhouse.

Anchoring the 25-acre neighborhood are art galleries, shops and restaurants, with popular local favorites opening Spring 2011:  Busboys and Poets, Tara Thai, Yes! Organic Market, Elevation Burger and Chipotle.

By providing onsite amenities and neighborhood retailers in the community, residents enjoy easy access to everything they need and love – all while spending less time in the car.  It’s a greener, more convenient, and more relaxing way to live.  It’s life within walking distance and smart city living.

Since its founding in 1992, EYA has won over 150 GALA Awards (some formerly the MAME and Monument Awards) and just last year was given the GALA Lifetime Achievement Award.  To learn more about EYA and Arts District Hyattsville, visit

Arts District Hyattsville Featured in Washington Post Express

August 16, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The DC area’s upcoming arts destination is Arts District Hyattsville.  And it continues to receive the attention of local artists, retailers and the media alike.

As a follow up piece to a previous story written by the Post Express, journalist Katie Knorovsky profiled the hot spots for artists around town.  Selected for its proximity to DC and edgy arts vibe, Arts District Hyattsville offers affordable new townhomes alongside the new retail town center.  Local favorites such as Busboys and Poets, Yes! Organic Market, Tara Thai and Elevation Burger all plan to open their new stores in the community this Spring.

Arts District Hyattsville Retail Town Center - Opening Spring 2011

East Village (Phase 2) recently opened for new townhome sales, priced from $359,900.  Visit the onsite sales center at 4424 Longfellow Street or call 301-209-0116 for more details.

EYA Celebrates Alexandria Crossing Completion

July 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Just nine months ago, EYA began sales and construction at Alexandria Crossing, a vibrant mixed-income community situated perfectly between The Shops of Shirlington along I-395 and The Shops of Potomac Yard along Route 1.

Today, new homeowners and renters enjoy the beautiful new neighborhood, featuring luxury townhomes, workforce condominium homes, and affordable rental homes – all designed with striking Old Town architectural details.

On Wednesday, July 28th, EYA welcomed new residents, Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA), and Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille for a key exchange ceremony, in which participants received a ceremonial key to the community.  ARHA and the Mayor applauded the work of EYA and the public-private partnership that has made Alexandria Crossing possible.  

The completion of construction at Alexandria Crossing coincides with the start of construction at Old Town Commons, another ARHA/EYA partnership.  Along Route 1 in historic Old Town, EYA is transforming five city blocks into another exciting EYA neighborhood within walking distance to Metro.  Modeled after EYA’s success at Capitol Quarter, Old Town Commons features new luxury townhomes with rooftop terrace, garage parking and some with rear yards.  The first homes are expected to be complete this Winter.  Learn more at