The 19 J project will be a sustainable 11-story mixed-use building proposed for the Urban Corridor High region of the vibrant J Street corridor. The proposed project at the northwest corner of 19th and J Streets aims to provide affordable, elegant density in between downtown and midtown, adding a significant community benefit for the existing central city workforce and residents. 19 J features 173 residential units over approximately 7,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor. The residential units will be for rent with eighty percent comprised of “smart” studios that are affordable by design. Sizes of these studios range from 312 sq. ft. to 480 sq.ft. and will provide innovative design features.
The advantage of Light gauge metal stud bearing wall system
When the project is between 7-15 story, wood structure is not viable and concrete slab with post-tension structure could be too expensive. The light gauge metal studs method is the sweet spots for buildings between 7 to 15 stories. The light-gauge steel construction method by incorporating a shear wall system that allows engineers to build taller without the higher costs of a reinforced concrete building. It works really well when the layout of the space span is not more than 14ft. studio or one bedroom apartment. light-gauge steel design allows the developer to build a few floors higher than a wood-framed building and have greater floor space and ceiling heights.
Completed in 2019
Principal-in-charge: Lou Viani
Design Principal: Young Kim
Project Managing Principal: Roland Ketelsen