Terrapin Row has been widely recognized by industry experts as one of the best new edge campus student housing facilities in the nation. Completed in July 2016, Terrapin Row is a transformational, vibrant mixed-use student housing community abutting the University of Maryland’s historic South Campus in College Park, MD. The site was formerly home to the Knox Box Apartments, a 1950’s complex of twenty-five 2-story brick duplexes that had fallen into disrepair. Developers had attempted to assemble the site for decades. Certified with LEED-ND v3 Silver, the project is comprised of two 6-story apartment buildings, one 5-story apartment building, and three 4-story townhouse structures housing a total of 418 units (1,493 beds); 12,325-sf of retail; and a 470-car parking structure.
This three parcel, multi-phased project is comprised of two 6-story apartment buildings, one 5-story apartment building, and three 4-story townhouse structures. The project’s seven buildings are organized around a pedestrian-oriented, bike-friendly Village Green.
The Village Green is activated by retail, wide sidewalks a one-way vehicular road and a grand stair/amphitheater. Atop the stair, a narrow pedestrian plaza referred to as The Mews—a term dating back to 17th century Europe describing the connectivity of a row of buildings to their communities—directs students from the village green toward the University’s academic core. In addition to the public Village Green and the Mews, community amenities including, private courtyards, a pool, a volleyball court, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, exterior TVs, a fitness center, significant bike storage, and a range of internal living learning spaces.
Mixed-use student living community totaling 626,497-sf. Site includes: four 4- to 6-story residential buildings with 418 units and 1,493 beds; 12,325-sf of retail; and a 171,229-sf, 7-level parking structure with 507 spaces. Construction types III-B and V-A.