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Revitalizing the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront

August 25, 2016 | by EYA Homes

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.

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This entry was posted in Press Coverage, EYA Company News, Old Town Alexandria

EYA Foundation Donates Backpacks to Montgomery Housing Partnership

August 12, 2016 | by EYA Homes

EYA Foundation proudly donated 23 backpacks filled with school supplies for kids-in-need to the Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP). The children (who are ages 5-11) are enrolled in MHP’s after-school homework club in Silver Spring, MD. The homework club provides students a structured and supportive atmosphere for completing school assignments. Literacy specialists also provide small group instruction for children who require more in-depth assistance.

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This entry was posted in EYA Foundation, Philanthropy, Silver Spring, EYA Company News

EYA Recognized as National Leader in Walkable Urban Development

July 21, 2016 | by EYA Homes

Every year, Smart Growth America presents the LOCUS Leadership Awards to developers and investors who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to public leadership, smart growth development and furthering the mission of advocating for sustainable, walkable urban development.

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This entry was posted in Smart Growth, Awards, EYA Company News

Grosvenor Heights Receives National Award

July 08, 2016 | by EYA Homes

The Golden Nugget Awards honor projects which improve our communities through excellence in design, planning and development. We are thrilled to announce that Grosvenor Heights received an Award of Merit in the Sustainable Residential Community category. This category highlights projects excelling in energy efficiency, conservation of natural resources and sustainable building practices.

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This entry was posted in Awards, Grosvenor Heights, EYA Company News, Green Building

EYA Foundation Sponsors Day of Service at A Wider Circle

October 28, 2015 | by EYA Homes

On Friday, October 23rd, EYA staffers ascended upon A Wider Circle in Silver Spring, Maryland for the company's Day of Service. Volunteers sorted donated items, made repairs to furniture, re-stocked the showroom floor, assembled shelving, and loaded items onto recipients' vehicles.

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This entry was posted in Montgomery County, EYA Foundation, Philanthropy, Silver Spring, Chelsea Heights, Grosvenor Heights, Westside at Shady Grove Metro, EYA Company News, Montgomery Row

Pledge to Go Car Free: September 22nd

September 18, 2015 | by EYA Homes

Car Free Day is just around the corner! On Tuesday, September 22nd, park your car and go car free or car-lite by taking an alternative mode of transport such as biking, walking, Metro or carpooling. To participate, take the pledge to go car free or car-lite and you’ll be eligible to win great prizes, including a Capital Bikeshare membership and new Kindle. Giveaways and raffles will also take place on Car Free Day at various locations around the Washington area. You can also enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card from EYA* by posting your "commuter" selfie on our Facebook page!

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This entry was posted in Smart Growth, Chelsea Heights, Grosvenor Heights, Westside at Shady Grove Metro, EYA Company News, Green Building, Transportation, Montgomery Row

What Washingtonians Want Most

August 27, 2015 | by EYA Homes

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This entry was posted in Smart Growth, Chelsea Heights, Grosvenor Heights, Westside at Shady Grove Metro, EYA Company News, Green Building, Transportation, Montgomery Row

Can Your Commute Save Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

August 12, 2015 | by EYA Homes

We intuitively know that commuting with public transportation is a lower-stress, eco-friendly, and healthier option. Now, WMATA provides a tool that allows you to calculate your precise impact from door-to-door.

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This entry was posted in Smart Growth, Chelsea Heights, Grosvenor Heights, Westside at Shady Grove Metro, EYA Company News, Green Building, Transportation, Montgomery Row

Millennials Prefer Walkable Neighborhoods

July 29, 2015 | by EYA Homes

In a recent study by the National Association of Realtors, surveyors confirmed a fact that EYA has long known: today's homebuyers prefer walkable neighborhoods close to shops and transit. The study was covered by the Washington Business Journal, in which writer Kent Hoover urged the housing industry to do more to adapt to this trend. Looking for a walkable neighborhood to call 'home'? Discover modern townhome living at EYA.com.

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This entry was posted in Smart Growth, Press Coverage, Interior Design, EYA Company News, Green Building, Transportation

EYA Foundation Donates Backpacks to Montgomery Housing Partnership

July 23, 2015 | by EYA Homes

The EYA Foundation proudly donated 25 backpacks to Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) as part of the company's summer meeting in Bethesda. MHP provides the backpacks to kids-in-need at their after-school homework club in Silver Spring. The organization operates affordable housing communities throughout Montgomery County and serves their residents with a variety of programs designed to improve quality of life. EYA regularly does an annual backpack drive in the summer and toy drive in the winter. To learn more about the Foundation, click here.

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This entry was posted in EYA Foundation, Philanthropy, Silver Spring, EYA Company News

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