Agora FAQ

What is The Collective?

The Collective is a distinct luxury apartment building in the Capitol Riverfront which offers a unique apartment living experience.

Each part offers three distinct lifestyle options and as a resident, you will have access to all amenities throughout the community.

The Collective includes Park ChelseaAgora, and The Garrett.


What is the difference between each part of The Collective?

Park Chelsea, boasts classic New York-style architecture and warm, handsome interior finishes with 2 unique apartment finish packages. For more details and photos of these 2 packages, visit our blog.

Agora, the 2nd phase of The Collective, features contemporary architecture with chic, minimalist interior finishes. Agora also offers 2 unique finish packages.  For more details and photos of these 2 packages, visit this blog post.

The Garrett, our 3rd and final phase of The Collective, The Garrett offers industrial-chic design,  and unbelievable sportsplex-like amenities, including a full-size basketball court. For more information and tour scheduling, visit this blog post


Where is the leasing office located?

The Collective shares one central leasing center located at Park Chelsea (right next to Agora). From here, you can explore floorplan options, compare finish packages, and pick your new apartment.

The address for the Leasing Center is 880 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003.


Will I be able to tour all of The Collective (Agora, Park Chelsea, and Garrett) in one visit?

Yes. You can schedule an appointment to view everything. Keep in mind, our amenity package is very expansive; a full tour of both buildings will take longer than a standard apartment tour.

We recommend reviewing our available floorplans ahead of time to determine which apartment-style fits your needs best and to maximize your tour experience and time.


Is there an amenity fee?

Yes, there is a monthly amenity fee of $100 charged per apartment. Each phase of The Collective offers 24-hour concierge with package service, expansive rooftop amenities, as well as multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces which our residents take advantage of year-round.

Park Chelsea’s amenity package boasts an extensive fitness area comprised of a traditional cardio and strength training area, a yoga and barre studio with Fitness On-Demand, men’s and women’s locker rooms complete with steam rooms; and a 25-meter indoor lap pool.

Agora’s amenity package introduces an additional fitness area that includes circuit training equipment, a stretching/kickboxing studio, and a separate spin room. In addition, Agora is home to a demonstration kitchen and pizza oven, a huge resident lounge with pool table, shuffleboard and a player piano, as well as a golf simulator created by the same company that manufactures all of the official golf simulators for the PGA Tour.

The Garrett’s amenity package includes features never seen before in an apartment community. These include a full-size basketball court, outdoor tennis court, indoor racquetball court, rooftop hot tubs, outdoor and indoor fitness facilities, a resident co-working space, and more! 

In addition to enjoying The Collective’s first-class amenity spaces, residents enjoy events that include everything from wine and cheese tastings to fitness raves. These events provide not only a fun time but also a chance to get to know your neighbors!

Ask for details about our monthly events during your tour and click here for a more expansive list of our amenities.


Are there affordable units at The Collective?

The Collective does not have an ADU program; however, many of WC Smith’s communities do offer affordable apartment homes. If you are looking for information related to affordable apartments, please contact our corporate leasing division at 202-465-7015.


Will I be able to transfer from one apartment to another within The Collective?

Yes, please refer to your lease terms or contact the Management at 202.869.8902.


Is The Collective a pet-friendly community?

Yes. Park Chelsea and Agora and The Garrett accept pets, however standard breed restrictions do apply.

We also offer an animal-free floor at the Agora; please contact the leasing office to let us know if you are interested in animal-free floor

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