The 2017 PANTONE color of the year is…Greenery! The color Greenery is full of pop and life and has a vibrant energy, unlike many other greens, which are soft and serene. This yellow-green shade symbolizes the great outdoors and evokes a feeling of springtime when nature’s foliage revives.
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The EYA Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of its Spring 2017 grant-making cycle. Twice a year, the foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations and private foundations working in the Washington metro area. Grant making priorities include contributions, donations, and sponsorships for programs focusing on disadvantaged populations, job training and education, beautification of blighted neighborhoods, and the rehabilitation of support facilities for the underserved.
The Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA) Land Development Council awards program honors leaders in the industry and celebrates creative development projects that are sensitive to the environment and promote best building practices. And for 2016, EYA received two top awards.
EYA has long been committed to sustainable green building practices and has received LEED certification for more homes than any other homebuilder in the Washington, DC region. Recently, the homes at EYA’s Bethesda, MD townhome community, Little Falls Place, received LEED certification, bringing the company’s total to over 900 LEED certified homes.
EYA has long been a proponent of life within walking distance, in which homeowners enjoy easy access to transportation, recreation, shopping, and dining. And increasingly, new homeowners are seeking walkable lifestyles even in the suburbs.
EYA is partnering with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) as the title sponsor of The Cider Ride. The Cider Ride is WABA's fall community bike ride, fundraiser, and one of the most popular annual events for the region's bike community.
Hundreds of riders are expected to participate in this year’s ride on Saturday, November 5th. The ride starts and finishes in DC’s Edgewood neighborhood and winds its way from Northeast DC to Maryland’s Anacostia Tributary Trails through Hyattsville and College Park. Participants may choose from the 9-mile family-friendly trail to more challenging 23 or 47-mile routes. Cider and snack stops are provided along the way. After the ride, join EYA at the post-ride celebration taking place at the charming Dew Drop Inn.
CNBC’s Nightly Business Report recently featured EYA’s president, Bob Youngentob, speaking about increased sales and the impact on homebuilder confidence. Homebuilder confidence has risen to the highest level in almost a year, as reported by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index. What is driving the surge? The report noted that job creation and tight supply are fueling demand. Mr. Youngentob also added that as interest rates have remained low for quite some time, buyers fear that rates will rise, which has encouraged activity.
EYA is the recipient of the 2016 Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame Award for Design Excellence by the editors of Builder Magazine.
The annual award is presented exclusively to one U.S. home builder and two architectural firms who have made significant contributions to the nation’s residential housing industry. EYA President and Co-Founder Bob Youngentob accepted the award on September 15, 2016.
Sponsored by BUILDER Magazine, honorees of this award include builders across the country who are raising the bar for the housing industry through innovative building practices and who demonstrate a commitment to environmentally-friendly construction and design excellence. The award celebrates how great design enhances the local landscape, enriches the lives of the residents and influences the work of others.
For the past 25 years, EYA has been at the forefront of smart growth development and is a leading residential infill developer. The company has embodied the spirit of walkable urban development for over two decades and has created over 40 sustainable neighborhoods close to existing transportation, employment, and entertainment. EYA’s award winning architecture focuses on sophisticated, neighborhood-appropriate design that enhance the DC metro region’s diverse communities.
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The New York Times interviewed EYA’s president, Bob Youngentob, as part of their showcase of the upcoming redevelopment along the Old Town Alexandria waterfront. Until recently, a prime section of the waterfront has been home to a group of industrial warehouses and underutilized by residents and visitors. As part of a larger City plan to revitalize the waterfront, EYA is transforming three acres bordered by Duke, Union, and Wolfe Streets to help enhance access to and enjoyment of the waterfront.
Montgomery Row is Bethesda’s hottest new townhome community located within walking distance of Westfield Montgomery Mall and Wildwood Shopping Center and moments from all the downtown Bethesda shops and restaurants. Now, the perfect location is even better! A brand new Montgomery County express shuttle stops right at Montgomery Row’s doorstep providing direct service to the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station.