Transformational Development In The Nation’s Capital


The Property

319 unit mixed-use  apartment community property with 10,500 square feet of ground floor neighborhood serving retail.  Trellis House is Washington D.C.’s first LEED for Homes Multifamily Midrise v2010 project to receive Platinum level certification.  Designed to LEED Platinum standards, the sustainable community Property includes a roof top hydroponic garden, spa quality fitness center and an innovative co-working center. 

The Location

The North Shaw neighborhood of NW Washington DC. Three blocks North of the U Street Metro stop. 1 Block from a future 40,000 sq/ft  Whole Foods (Under Construction).

Value Creation

Gateway assembled land from 8 land owners, structured a long term ground lease with a leading university, partnered with a local land owner and a national developer, up-zoned the property and acquired land from the municipality through the closing of a public alley.

Community Impact

Includes Affordable housing units for families earning 60-80% AMI, Faculty and Staff housing for Howard University Employees, 300+ jobs, and 50 job training scholarships in Ward 1. Trellis House is projected to produce at least $35 million of income & property tax revenues to the city over the next decade. 



“The grand opening of Trellis House was a fine display of what can happen when community members, institutions of higher learning and corporations come together to transform communities in a way that benefits everyone”
— Rick C. Wade, Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Outreach at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.