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Newly renovated retail, restaurant, and residential space in Mount Rainier, in the Gateway Arts District.

The project has been designed to meet LEED Silver certification standards, and we've submitted the project for certification review. READ MORE


NOW LEASING remaining Retail Spaces!

  • 10,000 SF restaurant & retail space

  • All apartments are currently leased



The Menkiti Group announces the signing of a new restaurant and bar from veteran restaurateurs and members of Pilar/Saint-Ex restaurant group.  Read more about it HERE.

Photo courtesy of Cafe Saint-Ex (

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3705 33rd St, Mount Rainier MD 20712


Singer Flats are 11 for-lease new apartment residences in Mount Rainier, located at The Singer Building in the heart of a walkable community, all within a short commute to downtown DC or College Park, MD. The Singer Flats combine modern amenities with the historic charm and character of a building that has been preserved and restored from its original construction in 1936. 

Individual new apartment units feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and high-efficiency LED lighting. This project has been designed to achieve LEED Silver certification standards. 
Leasing through Longford Management.

For residential leasing information,
please contact Longford Management| 202.747.6555


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2nd Floor - Floorplans
Unit 2A     1 Bed/1 Ba     

Unit 2B     1 Bed/1 Ba     

Unit 2C     1 Bed/1 Ba    

Unit 2D     2 Bed/1 Ba     

Unit 2E     1 Bed/1 Ba    

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Unit 3A     1 Bed/1 Ba     

Unit 3B     1 Bed/1 Ba     

Unit 3C     1 Bed/1 Ba     

Unit 3D     2 Bed/1 Ba     

Unit 3E      Studio/1 Ba     

Unit 3F      Studio/1 Ba    

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More announcements about Singer Building retail are coming soon! Sign up for email updates to be the first to know. In the meantime, check out the diverse and abundant neighborhood amenities below.


Interested in leasing commercial space at The Singer Building? (Info Here!)

Select Amenities Within 1.5 Miles



 1. Oscar Flowers & Bridal Shop

 2. Nisey's Boutique

 3. Alexandra's Fashion


Restaurants & Grocery

 4. Bird Kitchen & Cocktails

 5. Sweet & Natural Vegan Restaurant

 6. The Waterhole

 7. Cloud Hookah Cafe

 8. Mediterranean Cafe

 9. Potomac Fish House

10. Glut Foods Co-op


11. Thomas S. Stone Elementary

12. Mount Rainier Elementary



13. Mount Rainier City Hall & Bus Terminal

14. U.S. Postal Service - Mount Rainier

15. Mount Rainier Branch Library



16. Frederick Richardson Memorial Park

17. Mount Rainier South Park

18. Mount Rainier Skate Park

19. Prince George's Pool


20. 33rd St. Artist Studio

21. Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio

22. Red Dirt Studio

23. Brewer's Arcade

24. Joe Hicks Ceramics

25. Blue Door Studios

26. White Pointe Studios

27. Mount Rainier Artist Lofts Studio


Metro Stations

28. West Hyattsville

29. Brookland-Catholic University

30. Rhode Island Avenue



Celebrate spring and Perry Street life with the inaugural "Street Scene" event - there will be crafts and arts vendors, a couple of food trucks, and some musical acts - more info to come! For more info, visit the Mount Rainier Business Association Facebook page


Spring means a celebration of what makes Mount Rainier special - neighborhood-based vendors and retail, arts and creative outlets, live music, arts & crafts, children's activities, and more! Sponsored by the town of Mount Rainier, there are opportunities for local businesses to set up a vendor spot. Click below!








A little bit of rain didn't deter neighbors and businesses to come out for the annual Mount Rainier Day in May. The traditional parade of organizations, civic leaders, life safety services, and of course, the local high school band were all there - along with dozens of local vendors and artists.


We brought many visitors through our new Singer Flats apartments and through the newly completed retail spaces to see the grand possibilities. We LOVE Mount Rainier! 

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A big THANK YOU to the residents and community members of Mount Rainier that came out to support The Menkiti Group's Singer Building and Singer Flats Spring Social on Thursday, April 27, 2017! The weather was perfect for ice cream cookie sandwiches and live jazz!

We were pleased for the opportunity to share our Singer Flats project with the community. We appreciate the support and feedback and look forward to sharing more project updates and milestones as they happen. 



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LEED US Green Building INFO + Quarterly Construction Updates


Summer 2019

ALL apartments have been fully leased. CLICK HERE to see about potentially available apartments through Longford Management.


If you're seeking to lease or to potentially purchase in the greater DC area, please contact our MG Residential real estate team for assistance!

2019 - January 


How does LEED certification positively impact the residents of Singer Flats, the commercial tenants in the Singer Building and our neighbors in Mount Rainier?


The 3300 Block of Rhode Island Avenue has been renovated to improve the performance of the building envelope with new windows, skylights and improved thermal envelope components. Additionally, photovoltaic panels, energy efficient HVAC system and water efficient core plumbing fixtures have been provided. Use of natural daylight and views to the outdoors have been provided throughout the spaces.


Smoking in the building or closer than 25 feet from building entrances, operable windows, and air intake louvers is prohibited. Signage with this policy has been provided within 10 feet of at all major building entries.


The building is located within ¼ mile of two bus lines and is centrally located with access to many shops and restaurants, and has bike racks on-site which encourages walking, riding and use of the use of public transportation.


A Green Cleaning Policy has been developed for the base building to reduce the exposure of building occupants and maintenance personnel to potentially hazardous chemical, biological, and particulate contaminants, which adversely affect air quality, human health, building finishes, building systems, and the environment.  Consider the following:

  • Use paper products and plastic trash liners with a high recycled content.

  • Do not use anti-microbial hand or kitchen soap.

  • Use non-toxic cleaners certified by a third-party such as Green Seal or EcoLogo.

  • Use chemical concentrates with appropriate dilution systems to minimize chemical use wherever possible.

  • Select cleaning equipment with the intent of reducing building contaminants and minimizing environmental impact.

  • Use vacuum cleaners and carpet extraction equipment certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute.


The project has been designed and constructed with materials that reduce carbon impact such as recycled content and regionally manufactured products. Low-emitting adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, flooring have been installed to protect the indoor air quality for all occupants. Over 75% of demolition and construction waste was diverted from landfill by returning materials back into recycled /reclaimed materials.


Most importantly, this project reused the existing Singer Building structure and renovated it into a beautiful new building for both residential and commercial use!


QUESTIONS/COMMENTS: If you have questions or would like to learn more about the LEED certification process or to schedule a tour of the property, please contact The Menkiti Group at 202.733.5465.


2018 - November 


We are excited to announce to our tenants, visitors and neighbors in Mount Rainier that our project at 3300-3310 Rhode Island Ave is pursuing LEED GOLD certification for New Construction and Major Renovation!


The certification process takes some time and is overseen by the US Green Building Council. Visit the site to learn more, and watch this page for specific updates on the status of our building and apartments.

In addition to many LEED prerequisites, below is a sampling of the various LEED categories we are pursuing:

  • Development Density and Community Connectivity

  • Alt. Transportation: Public Transportation Access

  • Site Development: Maximize Open Space

  • Heat Island Effect: Non-Roof

  • Heat Island Effect: Roof

  • Water Efficient Landscaping

  • Water Use Reduction (35%)

  • Optimize Energy Performance

  • On-Site Renewable Energy

  • Green Power

  • Building Reuse

  • Construction Waste Management

  • Recycled Content

  • Regional Materials

  • Construction IAQ Management Plan

  • Low-emitting Materials: Adhesives & Sealants

  • Low-emitting Materials: Paints

  • Low-emitting Materials: Flooring

  • Controllability of Systems: Lighting

  • Thermal Comfort: Design

  • Daylight & Views: Views for 90% of Spaces

  • LEED Accredited Professional


For additional reference, the LEED 2009 Rating System and various LEED credits listed above are described in detail in the New Construction and Major Renovations document (click image above). 


2018 - 3rd Quarter

EVERYTHING IS READY TO LEASE! ALL NEW STUDIOS, 1BR, 2 BR available starting at $950


2018 - 2nd Quarter

RESIDENTIAL: The new apartment units and associated common areas are nearly complete! Our General Contractor is currently engaged in mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems testing and commissioning in addition to making preparations for final inspections.  Final utility connections to PEPCO, Washington Gas and WSSC services have been completed ensuring the residential units are ready for occupancy.  A model apartment unit has been outfitted with furniture and furnishings and our sales and marketing team is currently accepting applications for interested renters.  Initial residential occupancy is expected by the beginning of the 3rd Quarter. 

COMMERCIAL: All interior spaces have been completed to a warm, lit shell finish level in preparation for tenant-specific build out work.  The new restaurant tenant slated for 3308/3310 Rhode Island Ave expects to receive their building permit approval from Prince George’s County shortly and they hope to commence construction interior build-out work sometime in the 2nd Quarter. The remaining commercial spaces at 3300/3306 1st Floor and 3308 2nd Floor are advertised for lease and our commercial leasing team continues to garner interest from a wide variety of potential tenants.


Community Concerns

January 2019: No current issues or concerns to report. 


Perry Street Temporary Closure:  A new water service will be installed to serve the property and, in the coming weeks, our General Contractor will be coordinating with the City of Mount Rainier for access to the water main which runs along Perry Street.  This will cause some interruption to the traffic pattern and parking in the immediate vicinity as a temporary closure for a portion of Perry Street will be required to complete this work.


Parking:  When our project is complete, there will be a total of 23 metered parking spaces available for public use at the perimeter of the 3300 block of Rhode Island Ave.  The public parking consists of seven (7) spaces on Rhode Island Ave, seven (7) spaces on 33rd Street and nine (9) spaces on Perry Street.  All parking spaces are existing with the exception of 33rd Street.  The current parking on 33rd Street will be converted to diagonal spaces along the east side of the street only.  Any parking concerns should be addressed to the Director of Public Works, the City Administrator, or your City Council Member.


General project inquiries should be directed to Mark Rengel: mark [@]

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The restoration and development of The Singer Building and Singer Flats is made possible by the following partners: