The transformation of the site at 5201 Hayes Street, NE in Ward 7's Deanwood community is part of the New Communities Initiative: a comprehensive partnership sponsored by the District government in collaboration with area residents to improve the quality of life for families and individuals living in distressed neighborhoods across the city. The Initiative's goal is to revive both the physical and human conditions of neighborhoods troubled by violent crime, poverty and other socio-economic challenges.
Located near Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue and Division Avenue, the one-story building set to be transformed into new housing units had previously been a trash transfer facility which sorted recyclable materials for over 15 years. The property was purchased by the District in December 2008 for $6 million. The property has the capacity to accommodate up to 232 units of housing - about 205 apartments or condominiums and 32 townhouses. Approximately 77 units could be used as replacement unites for families living in Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings neighborhood as part of the Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings New Communities Revitalization Plan.
• Pennrose Properties & The Warrenton Group
• Residential Units: 232
• Affordable Residential Units: 77
• Parking: TBD
• Development Cost: TBD
• 100 percent affordable housing
• Public housing replacement units
• Temporary job creation
• Surplus disposition