In late December 2006, the DC Council approved the Barry Farm/Park Chester/Wade Road Community Revitalization Plan*. Consistent with the New Communities Initiative, the goal of this redevelopment effort is to transform the public housing development into a mixed-income, mixed-use community. In this new community, residents will have access to high quality housing options affordable at all income levels. The New Communities Initiative will also provide the human services necessary to help prepare residents to take advantage of the new economic opportunities that are coming their way. The Barry Farm neighborhood is generally bound by Suitland Parkway to the north, Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue to the east, Firth Sterling Avenue to the west, and Saint Elizabeth's West Campus to the south.
• Market Rate Residential Units: 1,341
• Affordable Residential Units: 432
• Retail (GSF): 144,244
• Development Cost: $550 million
• Development of a new pedestrian bridge linking the residential neighborhood to the Anacostia Metro Station
• New, state-of-the-art Recreation Center with an indoor gymnasium, new pool, multi-purpose field, basketball courts and bleachers, playground, community room and kitchenette.
• Creation of mixed-income community at housing prices affordable to various income ranges
• Financial planning, employment training, credit repair and homeownership programs for current residents
At least LEED Silver Certified green design