Development Focus

EYA is Washington’s leading developer of urban and transit-oriented properties. Since 1992, the company has made its name and reputation by creating award-winning, lifestyle friendly residential neighborhoods. The combination of convenient locations and premium architecture ensures EYA homes—both old and new—are always in demand. If you’re interested in working with us, send us an email at LandAcq@eya.com.



EYA's mission is to transform the way Washingtonian's live, by bringing homeowners closer to shopping, dining and business districts. Life within walking distance® is not just our tagline, it defines how we evaluate properties for development. Take a moment to learn more about our land strategy and the projects which comprise The Neighborhoods of EYA. 

Maryland
1. Arts District Hyattsville
2. The Brownstones at Park Potomac
3. The Brownstones at Wheaton Metro
4. Cameron Hill at Silver Spring Metro
5. Chelsea Heights
6. Fallsgrove
7. Grosvenor Heights
8. Little Falls Place
9. National Park Seminary
10. Montgomery Row
11. Strathmore Park at Grosvenor Metro
12. Westside Shady Grove

Virginia
13. Alexandria Crossing
14. Carlyle City Residences
15. Centerpointe
16. Chatham Square
17. Clarendon Park
18. Courthouse Hill

19. Ford’s Landing
20. The Lofts at Braddock Metro
21. Monument Place
22. Mosaic District
23. Old Town Commons
24. Old Town Village
25. The Oronoco
26. Palisades Park
27. Potomac Greens
28. Rivergate
29. The Villages of Stonegate
30. Westwood Village

Washington, D.C.
31. Bryan Square
32. Capitol Quarter
33. Capitol Square
34. Chancellor's Row
35. Courts of Chevy Chase
36. Harrison Square
37. Hillandale


EYA offers a comprehensive approach to real estate development with in-house expertise in land planning, architecture, land development, construction, procurement, financial management, sales & marketing, and warranty service. Our talented development professionals have years of experience creating special places, entitling complex projects, partnering with public and private institutions, and maximizing the potential of properties throughout the Washington region.

Below is a sampling of projects which best represent our core areas of expertise. 


URBAN INFILL TOWNHOMES 

EYA specializes in maximizing the potential of infill sites large and small by creating dense, smart
and compatible land plans tailored to market demand.  
Located at Danville and 14th Streets in Arlington, Virginia, Clarendon Park features 87 EYA townhomes within walking distance of the Market Common retail center, the Clarendon Metro, and all the restaurants, shops, and community amenities of the Clarendon area. The homes at Clarendon Park were designed in a unique arts and
crafts architectural style to blend with the surrounding neighborhood. Clarendon Park was a major catalyst to
the revitalization of the Wilson/Clarendon corridor in Arlington along the Orange line Metro.


TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT

EYA employs its place-making expertise to create successful residential and mixed-use developments that
capitalize on existing transit infrastructure and improve quality of life.
Montgomery County, Maryland, selected EYA as the master developer of 90 county owned acres adjacent to the Shady Grove Metro Station. Working closely with Montgomery County, EYA’s development plan for Shady Grove Station calls for an urban village consisting of 2,210 townhomes and apartments, over 40,000 s.f. of retail shops, approximately 132,000 s.f. of office space, a library and 22 acres of public use space including a four-acre park. Construction is expected to begin in late 2014.  


PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

EYA creates outstanding economic and social outcomes through partnerships with non-profits,
municipalities, housing authorities, and other institutions.
Old Town Commons is a five-city-block redevelopment of public housing in Old Town Alexandria. EYA
partnered with the Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority (ARHA) to build 155 townhomes, 76 condominiums, and 134 affordable rental homes, all of which are indistinguishable from the street by design.
The project is a world class example of mixed-income community development in which market-rate land
value is harnessed to offset the cost of reconstructing existing affordable housing.  


MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT

EYA navigates the complexity of integrating diverse uses within a project in creating the live-work-play environments that make many of our communities so successful.
Located just off the GW Parkway in Old Town Alexandria's Historic District, Potomac Greens features 120
EYA townhomes designed in classic colonial style. As part of the Potomac Greens neighborhood, EYA also
designed and constructed Potomac Plaza - a 15,000 square foot retail shopping center that features
restaurants, clothing stores, a dry cleaner and other neighborhood serving amenities. Potomac Plaza
is home to Neighborhood Restaurant Group's landmark Rustico Restaurant and coffee shop Buzz Bakery
and is a tremendous amenity to the surrounding homeowners.


MIXED-INCOME DEVELOPMENT

EYA creates strong communities and empowers residents by using its experience and attention to detail to successfully execute mixed-income developments.  
In partnership with the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA), EYA developed Capitol Quarter,
a vibrant mixed-income community featuring 237 market-rate and workforce townhomes, alongside 86
affordable rental homes. Capitol Quarter has won numerous design and planning awards, including the ULI
Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Models of Excellence designation. The neighborhood has been a major
catalyst in the redevelopment of the Capitol Riverfront and Ballpark Entertainment District.


MULTI-FAMILY CONDOMINIUM

EYA uses the entitlement, design, and operations expertise honed in building townhomes to create
spectacular multi-family communities. 

Located at the Strathmore/Grosvenor Metro in North Bethesda, Strathmore Park features 60 luxury
condominium units in a unique setting on 13 acres backing to Rock Creek Park. Strathmore Park offers
one level living up to 2,600 square feet with easy access to the downtown Bethesda, downtown Rockville,
and the Beltway. 


EYA has built over 4,000 homes in the Washington Metropolitan area, thanks in part to the strength of our financial partners. Even the most complex of development deals have the backing of our bankers and investors due to EYA’s history of bringing the right vision and execution to every development project it undertakes. EYA has grown to include a fully-integrated team of building and development professionals, producing over $1.5 billion in revenue since the company’s founding.  

In addition to our "Now Selling" neighborhoods, EYA is pleased to offer the following neighborhoods in the
near future:

DEVELOPMENT NAME STATUS DETAILS
Chevy Chase Lake Opening Summer 2016 Perfectly situated in the heart of Chevy Chase adjacent to the future Purple Line station, Chevy Chase Lake is a mixed-income redevelopment which will feature new elevator townhomes with rooftop terraces.
Robinson Landing Opening Summer 2016 Located on the banks of the Potomac River, Robinson Terminal South is a redevelopment of a former Washington Post facility. EYA will construct new condominiums, new townhomes, retail space and a new boardwalk along the waterfront. Learn more at http://www.robinsonterminalsouth.com/contact/.  


EYA has demonstrated a firm commitment to environmentally sound business practices. And that means more than simply using eco-friendly materials. We support a holistic approach, considering what, where and how we build. The result is a collection of neighborhoods that are praised by local officials and community groups, consistently noted by national awards programs, and loved by the people who call them home.

Some of our smart growth initiatives include:

  • EYA is committed to pursuing LEED certification for its homes, providing homeowners with peace of mind that their investment is good for the environment in the long term. No other homebuilder in the Washington area has earned as many LEED certifications.
  • EYA homes are situated in urban communities, where we put homeowners within walking distance of shopping, dining and other conveniences, reducing the number of cars on the road.
  • We choose to build where restoration and renewal will positively impact the community. As often as possible, we select sites with existing power, water and sewer lines, roads and infrastructure.
  • Restricting development to these kinds of sites allows us to conserve resources, preserve open spaces and maintain our ongoing commitment to smart growth.
  • Townhomes and condominiums maximize the use of valuable close-in land and reduce sprawl by building up rather than out.
  • Live/work homes and mixed-use neighborhoods provide more opportunities for business owners to conserve energy and eliminate commutes and provide homeowners with access to the goods and services they provide—within walking distance.

Corporate Office

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Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814

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