2000 Pennsylvania Ave

In Design/Construction / Multi-family Residential

Location: 2000 PA Ave, Wilmington DE

General Overview: The revitalization of Wilmington’s Galleria Shoppes will feature a 5 story, mixed use building and a self contained, 3 level parking garage. Located in the Little Italy neighborhood, this project will bring 169 luxury apartments and 20,000 square feet of retail space to the area. The design features street level shops, an open courtyard, an in ground pool, and a rooftop patio for residents. The parking garage includes 255 parking spaces for residents and 74 spaces for shoppers. This transformative project will act as a catalyst in the revival of Wilmington.

MEP/FP Special Features: Individual gas fired water heaters provide combination heat and domestic hot water for each apartment to minimize ongoing equipment maintenance. Closet mounted air handlers with a dx cooling coil, heating hot water coil and integral pump/timer provide apartment space conditioning. All outdoor equipment is roof mounted allowing the project to maximize the use of the site. Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and dedicated outside air systems (DOAS) provide space conditioning for the two level entry lobby and 2nd floor amenity spaces. Provisions for future tenant fit outs have been provided for the 20,000 SF of retail space. Electricity for each apartment is utility metered, consisting of meter banks located in electrical closets on each floor to eliminate unsightly electric meters on the exterior of the building. Medium gas pressure is distributed from a dedicated meter to each apartment and regulated at the apartment for use by the water heater, range, and clothes dryer. A variable speed booster pump provides domestic water throughout the building and a diesel fire pump supplies the sprinkler system. The three level parking garage incorporates multiple exhaust fans with VFDs controlled by carbon monoxide sensors. A pad mounted diesel generator provides life safety power for elevators, emergency lighting, stairwell pressurization fans, and elevator shaft pressurization fans.

Construction Value: $40 million

AEI Services Provided: Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design services as well as construction administration services.

Expected Completion: 2018

2000 Pennsylvania Avenue Conceptual Video