National Harbor's First Apartment Community Now Available For Pre-Leasing

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The Esplanade at National Harbor is Making Waves.

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Peterson Companies and The Bozzuto Group, two D.C. area-based and privately-owned development companies, announced today that The Esplanade, National Harbor’s first apartment community, will open for pre-leasing starting September 6. The development is the newest addition to National Harbor and the only apartment community to join the 350-acre resort community located on the Potomac River.

“We’re delighted to bring a first-class apartment development to National Harbor’s already vibrant and bustling community," said Toby Bozzuto, president, The Bozzuto Group. ”Residents of The Esplanade will live amid D.C.'s largest waterfront destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, while enjoying the personalized service, attention to detail, and innovative design for which Bozzuto is known."

“We are proud to partner with Bozzuto to introduce luxury apartment living to the existing array of residential options at National Harbor. We look forward to welcoming new residents to our thriving waterfront community,“ stated Stuart Prince, Senior Vice President – Residential, Peterson Companies.

The heart of the six-floor, pet-friendly community is a dramatic two-level courtyard, which offers bocce, lawn games, and chess, as well as an outdoor kitchen with grill, firepit, unique sculptures, and art installations.

Additional amenities include a resident clubhouse comprised of a great room with bar, pool table, card table, and fireplace, a movie theater with oversized armchairs, a business center/conference room, and a High Definition Golf Simulator™ virtual golf system. The Esplanade’s state-of-the art fitness center includes yoga studio, TRX® equipment, cardio machines, free weights and strength machines, and a virtual group fitness area with exercise videos featuring kickboxing, dance, cycling, yoga, and more.    

The community also offers a resort-style swimming pool complete with spacious sundeck, chaise lounges, and communal gathering areas, as well as a controlled-access parking garage and bicycle storage and repair room.

The Esplanade offers studio, one, two and three bedroom residences with unique, open-concept floor plans, six-foot windows, sleek, designer kitchens with stainless steel appliances, cabinets and grey glass backsplashes, plank flooring, and keyless iButton entry.

Like all Bozzuto-developed properties, The Esplanade features green elements such as ENERGY STAR® appliances and energy efficient gas heating and cooking, and is being built to achieve LEED certification.

With vibrant dining, retail and entertainment around every corner, National Harbor offers the ultimate in comfort and convenience. The weekly American Market farmers market makes it easy to support local farmers and vendors. Water taxis to the marina in Alexandria, the National Mall, Georgetown or Nationals Park run frequently, and the nearby Mount Vernon Trail that connects Virginia to the National Harbor by way of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge is especially beautiful on bicycle.

National Harbor recently announced that Granite City Food & Brewery will open on the ground floor of The Esplanade. The restaurant, a polished casual Modern American restaurant featuring a wide variety of dishes prepared from made-from-scratch recipes, as well as an on-site microbrewery, will occupy nearly 11,000 square feet of space and seating for approximately 300 people. The expansive interior spaces will showcase a full-service, modern wrap-around bar that will flow into an atrium, an open kitchen, a central hearth oven, a private dining room, an exterior patio and an on-site microbrewery visible from inside the restaurant and available for tours.

A multitude of destinations surrounds The Esplanade: The Capital Wheel, the 180-foot tall, world-class attraction, more than 40 retailers including the Tanger Outlets, more than 30 waterfront dining options, free community events, and direct access to I-495, I-95, and I-295. A $925 million MGM Resorts International casino offering 3,600 slot machines and 140 table games is scheduled to open in 2016.

Prospective residents can visit the pre-leasing office at 163 Fleet Street, National Harbor, MD. More information can be found at

About The Bozzuto Group
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, and celebrating its 26th year in business, The Bozzuto Group is a diversified residential real estate company that provides a broad range of real estate services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The company's areas of expertise lie in homebuilding and multifamily development, as well as construction and management both for itself and its clients. The company’s skills have been attested to by the National Association of Home Builders, who recognized Bozzuto as the nation’s premier apartment development company, and twice as management company of the year.

Throughout The Bozzuto Group’s 26-year history, the company has developed, acquired and built more than 38,000 homes and apartments and currently manages more than 44,000 apartment units spread along the Atlantic Coast between Northern Virginia and Boston. The company is committed to providing quality housing for individuals of all income levels, producing and managing everything from luxury homes and apartments to affordable housing solutions. For more information, please visit

About Peterson Companies
Peterson Companies is one of the largest privately owned real estate development companies in the Washington, DC region and offers fully integrated development services for commercial, office, residential and retail real estate. The company is responsible for some of the most prominent and successful mixed-use retail, residential and office developments in Northern Virginia and Maryland including National Harbor, Downtown Silver Spring, Washingtonian Center, Fairfax Corner, Virginia Gateway, Fair Lakes, Burke Centre and Tysons McLean Office Park. Founded by Milt Peterson over 30 years ago, the company has an extensive two million square foot development pipeline throughout the Washington, DC region. For more information about the company, please visit

About National Harbor
National Harbor is a community unlike any other in the D.C. region, designed to take full advantage of the most historic river in the nation. Rising from the banks of the Potomac River just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George’s County, MD, National Harbor is a 350-acre, resort destination that includes the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Tanger Outlets, National Children’s Museum, thousands of hotel rooms, hundreds of residential and office units, tree-lined promenades with scores of popular shops and restaurants, marina, and The Capital Wheel – a 180-foot observation wheel featuring panoramic views of the nation’s capital. Additionally, MGM Resorts International has plans to build a $925 million casino complex on 23 acres overlooking the Potomac River with an 18-story, 300-suite hotel. For more information visit

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