Credit: Rendering via Washington Property Company

Developers plan to break ground early next year on an apartment community project that will include Silver Spring’s first food hall.

The 26-story building will have 403 apartments and a 15,000-square-foot street-level food hall/city market, according to a news release from developer Washington Property Company.It is projected to open in mid-2022.

Washington Property Company has contracted with Colicchio Consulting of Cushman & Wakefield to design and lease the food hall. The company is a food hall consulting firm that will provide input on vendors for the site, according to the news release.

The project, Solaire 8200 Dixon — named for Dixon Avenue, on which it sits — will include a fitness center, a pool, a lounge, a catering kitchen and a pet spa.

Solaire 8200 Dixon will be on the former site of Progress Place. Progress Place is a county-owned facility that houses Shepherd’s Table and is now at 8106 Georgia Ave. It also houses the nonprofits Interfaith Works and Mobile Med.

On Dixon Avenue, the project is part of the Ripley District and is the fifth Solaire community. There are more than 1,400 apartments among the five buildings.

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