The District, in collaboration with the residents of Park Morton and the Park View community, initiated a public process to plan and implement the revitalization of the Park Morton public housing site as part of the New Communities Initiative. The Initiative's goal is to transform the public housing site into a mixed-income, mixed-use community. In this new community, residents will have access to high-quality housing options that will be made affordable to buyers and renters at all income levels. The New Communities Initiative will also provide the human services necessary to help prepare current residents for the new economic opportunities that are coming their way.
Park Morton Development Partners, LLC comprising of:
Landex Development, LLC,
The Warrenton Group
• Park Morton New Community- Amended & Restated Solicitation for Offers* was issued on December 3, 2008. Proposals were due February 27, 2009.
• Ground breaking on Offsite Phase 1 for 83 affordable units (including 27 replacement units) – November 2010
Development Program (Estimated)
• Market Rate Residential Units: 317
• Affordable Residential Units: 206
• Retail (GSF): 40,000
• Parks/Open Space: 10,000 square foot park
• Development Cost: $170 million
• Civic Investments
o Creation of a new 10,000 square foot park
o Development of a new 4,000 square foot community center
• Economic Opportunities
o Provision of homeownership opportunities for qualified public housing residents
o Provision of financial planning, employment training, credit repair and homeownership programs for current residents
• Environmental Sustainability
o At least LEED Silver certification
The Park Morton Redevelopment Initiative Plan is compromised of the three components:
• A Physical Plan for the development of sites throughout the neighborhood;
• A Human Capital Plan to meet the current needs of residents and to prepare them to benefit from the changes coming to their community; and
• A Development and Finance Strategy for implementing these plans.
The Park Morton Redevelopment Initiative Plan seeks to improve the community's affordable housing stock, access to commercial and retail opportunities, urban design and sustainability, community and open space and transportation.
In February 2008, the DC Council adopted the Park Morton Redevelopment Initiative Plan.