The design of Metropolis, a community of 457 apartment homes, reflects a cohesive Contemporary Urban vocabulary.  Each material and its location was chosen specifically to reinforce the design intent, scale and massing of the project.  A clearly defined brick base comprised of one and two story elements helps ground the buildings, reducing the overall massing and creating a pedestrian urban edge.  Building corners were designed as bookends to the façades, with ample glass and unique materials, they help reinforce key intersections and building terminations.  On the fifth level, mezzanine units break up the vertical massing and provide added character to the façades.