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Barry Farm

Barry Farm Illustration

Barry Farm is designated as part of the Government of the District of Columbia (the “District”) New Communities Initiative, a comprehensive public-private partnership designed to improve the quality of life for families and individuals living in four neighborhoods in Washington, DC:  Northwest One (Ward 6), Barry Farm (Ward 8), Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings (Ward 7), and Park Morton (Ward 1).  Designated New Communities are District-supported redevelopment projects which address the physical and human architecture of neighborhoods troubled by concentrations of poverty, unemployment, blight and deterioration of the housing stock. 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 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.

The District of Columbia Housing Authority (“DCHA”), in partnership with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (“DMPED”) and in collaboration with the Office of Planning (“OP”), released a Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposals (RFQ/RFP) for Barry Farm New Communities Initiative.

Release Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
RFQ Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
RFP Submission Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013

In Part I of the process, interested Master Planning and Development Teams submitted information concerning the Teams’ capacity, qualifications, and experience as outlined in the RFQ/RFP.  The RFQ responses were reviewed by a multi-agency review team (“Evaluation Panel”) comprised of representatives appointed by the Executive Director of DCHA, in accordance with the evaluation factors set forth in the RFQ/RFP.  At the conclusion of the evaluation of Part I, a short list was developed.  The short list is composed of Respondent Teams deemed to be within the competitive range.  DCHA contacted all Respondent Teams to inform them of the RFQ results and the identified Short List of Respondent Teams for Part II proposals. 

In Part II of the process, Respondent Teams deemed to be on the Short List submitted a proposal for Barry Farm.  Part II of the Master Planning and Development Team proposals were reviewed by the Evaluation Panel in accordance with the evaluation factors set forth in the RFQ/RFP.  The Recommendation Panel only reviewed Part II responses from Teams determined to be a part of the Short List. RFP responses were due March 8, 2013.

Questions regarding this RFQ/RFP should be directed to Cheryl Moore, DCHA Contracting Officer, at [email protected].
The RFQ/RFP document is available on DCHA's website at:

Development  Partners

Economic Opportunities

  • 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

Environmental Sustainability

  • At least LEED Silver Certified green design

View the document below for additional information: