Galvan at Twinbrook

Rockville, Maryland

Market: Washington, D.C.

Type: Mixed-Use, Multifamily, Retail

Role: Development Partner

Status: Completed in 2015; Sold in 2017

Transit-oriented development that has transformed a former strip shopping center into an urban-style mixed-use community, roughly 10 miles northwest of the District of Columbia.

Property Size

  • 356 rental apartments
  • 95,000 square feet of retail space

Local Population Density  

  • 6,400 people/square mile


  • Invested in the development project through a venture with the property’s developer, The JBG Companies.
  • Five-story building with ground-floor retail and restaurant space developed on the site of a former 93,000-square-foot strip center that is adjacent to the Rockville Hilton on the heavily traveled Rockville Pike, 10 miles northwest of the District of Columbia.
  • Located just 500 feet from the western entrance to the Twinbrook Metro station, which provides commuters with light-rail, public-transit access to points throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
  • Part of a major redevelopment effort that aims to transform 26 acres of commuter parking lots and adjacent property into a vibrant, 2.2-million-square-foot, mixed-use district surrounding the Twinbrook Metro station.
  • In addition to its one- and two-bedroom residences, community amenities include four landscaped courtyards; a swimming pool with a sundeck, outdoor fireplace and grilling stations; an indoor lounge with a catering kitchen and bar; on-site bike sharing; and a fitness center with an outdoor yoga area.
  • A 63,000-square-foot Safeway, with two levels of underground parking, anchors the retail component. Other retail tenants include an Ethan Allen Design Center, Dunkin Donuts and Floyd’s 99 Barbershop.
  • Fifty-three of the apartments (15% of the total built) are designated as affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents.
  • Part of a multi-site portfolio of operating properties and planned development projects located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area that is jointly owned by MacFarlane Partners and The JBG Companies.


  • The entire Twinbrook Station project has been designated a smart growth project by the Washington Smart Growth Alliance and has received the International Charter Award for Excellence from the Congress for New Urbanism.
  • Twinbrook Station also was the first project in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area to be awarded Stage 2 LEED for Neighborhood Development Gold-level pre-certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. (Click here to view the USGBC’s project profile of Twinbrook Station.)

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Walk Score:  76     |    Transit Score:  68     |     Bike Score:  n/a

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