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Located in the Mount Vernon Triangle area of the city, CityVista is a major building block in the city’s plans to attract new residents and create a vibrant city life near the new Washington Convention Center. Torti Gallas and Partners was part of the winning competitive redevelopment team of the Old Wax Museum site at 5th and K Streets, NW in downtown Washington, DC. The project was advertised and awarded through the RLA Revitalization Corporation (RLARC). Torti Gallas worked closely with community residents, stakeholders, city officials and our developer clients through a public process, listening to the wants and desires of the community and helping develop consensus for the design direction. The resulting development includes a Safeway store with a Starbucks coffee shop, dry cleaner and bank; retail space, condominium and apartment units, 20% of which are reserved as affordable housing. Below grade structured parking allows for a 1-acre interior courtyard and a vibrant street frontage that helped revitalize the area.
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Torti Gallas Urban, Inc., a Certified Business Enterprise in the District of Columbia, specializes in Architecture, Planning and Urban Design services. The principals of the firm have expertise and experience with all scales of master planning and building projects in the residential, mixed-use downtown, transit-oriented, and commercial markets, applying jurisdictional needs and code requirements in the local Washington Metropolitan Area, as well as national and international markets.

With extensive experience in the public and private sectors, we take pride in balancing the diverse needs of communities with the realities of the marketplace to arrive at buildable solutions that bring value to our clients and to the communities in which we work. We apply new urbanist principles that incorporate environmental sustainability and embrace social justice and diversity as foundations for all of our work. As a firm, we are dedicated to the holistic design of the built environment, which includes both the responsible development of greenfield sites at the edges of our metropolitan areas, brownfields redevelopment, and the revitalization and redevelopment of our inner cities and suburbs. We work collaboratively with community stakeholders in a comprehensive approach to arrive at designs that are a seamless integration of use, lifestyle, income and tenure.

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Torti Gallas Urban, Inc.
1326 H Street, NE
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Washington, DC 20002
(202) 232-3132
(202) 232-2047
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