Affordable Net Zero Energy Rentals
Delivering 2021


Studio, 1- and 3-Bedroom units


Project highlights

  • mixed-use residential over retail

  • bike-centered design

  • net zero Energy

  • Leed Gold

Flywheel Development and Urban Green were selected as the winning response under a solicitation issued by DC's Deputy Mayor's Office for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). Cycle House will be the first mixed-use net zero energy building in DC. The project takes its name from the building’s bicycle amenities, which are designed to maximize the ease of cycling for building residents, as the site cannot easily accommodate automobile parking. The building includes a bike elevator which will allow residents to “bike” seamlessly from their front door to the street level. 

The building program includes 16 units of affordable rental units above a restaurant from Brookland-based restaurateur Jaime Vargas.