Programs and Initiatives
The District of Columbia has acquired property along the 2300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E. in order to eliminate blight and facilitate development of quality, neighborhood-serving retail.
The District has selected Dix Street Corridor Revitalization Partners, LLC to redevelop vacant, unused properties at the corner of Eastern Avenue and Dix Street, NE into affordable homeownership units for residents of the Deanwood community in Ward 7.
Blue Skye Development has been selected by the District of Columbia in a competitive solicitation process to redevelop the 29,000 square foot site at 4427 Hayes Street, NE into 26 units of housing including nine units that will be reserved for residents currently living in the Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings New Community.
The site of a former trash transfer site, 5201 Hayes Street NE is now proposed to be a mixed-income residential housing complex.
A new $67 million mixed use project is being developed at the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road NE in Ward 7 next to the Minnesota Avenue Metro station offering 346 affordable residential rental units and 30 market rate units and 20,000 square feet of retail space.
The Deanwood Community Center project is the largest community center in the District of Columbia. At over 60,000 sf it contains and indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, regulation size football and baseball field, tennis court, library and child learning center. It is also a LEED Silver building with a computer lab, senior room and a community room for events.
The Fort Davis Shopping Center, located at the corner of Pennsylvania and Alabama Avenues SE in Ward 7, sits along one of the District's targeted Great Streets. The District is working with developer, CityInterests to revitalize the development and attract quality retail by upgrading the antiquated facade and renovating outdated infrastructure.
A District-funded restoration project, Kingman Island and Heritage Island represent an opportunity for residents and tourists alike to enjoy an environmental learning and observation experience.
As part of the city's New Communities Initiative, the District of Columbia is working with existing residents to transform the Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings public housing development into vibrant, healthy, mixed-income, mixed-use neighborhood.
The District seeks to make capital improvements to Marvin Gaye Park. Stretching nearly two miles across Northeast Washington, the park occupies a green stream valley along Watts Branch—the largest tributary to the Anacostia River within the District of Columbia.
Results 10 of 13