Thursday, October 26, 2017

Rockville construction update: Metropolitan at Rockville Town Center (Photos)

Kettler's Metropolitan at Rockville Town Center mixed-use residential building is looking more finished by the day. Here are some chronological images of the progress over the last month. The building, located at 255 N. Washington Street, has been expected to be delivered before the end of the year. Are those many individual entries along N. Washington Street the first "poor doors" to be implemented in Rockville?



























4 comments:

  1. "Are those many individual entries along N. Washington Street the first "poor doors" to be implemented in Rockville?"

    More likely they are "townhouses" like in the Flats 8300 in Bethesda. Did you try contacting the developer about this?

    Also, posting 27 photos seems excessive - especially since they all load when the article (and the homepage) are opened. Much needless duplication - for example, photos #6 and #7 are nearly identical, along with #5 and #8.

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  2. What are "poor doors"?

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  3. Poor doors refer to a separate door for subsidy residents.

    Made famous in NYC. Now banned there. You'd have a sparkling entrance on the main road, and a non-descript entrance on a side street or alley as a poor door. Sometimes they'd be right next to each other. It would keep the "riff-raff" from using the main lobby or elevators.

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  4. "Are those many individual entries along N. Washington Street the first "poor doors" to be implemented in Rockville?"

    Those are almost certainly entries to TH-Style units like at Flats 8300 in Bethesda or the Solaire and 1155 Ripley in Silver Spring. If anything they are "rich doors" since those units command the highest rent.

    Montgomery County is probably the last place on earth I would expect to see so-called "poor doors."

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