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Deputy Mayor Brian Kenner Breaks Ground in Parkside Community

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Celebrating 191 Workforce Housing and Multi-Family Units in Ward 7

CONTACT: Chanda Washington (DMPED) – (202) 727-6698; [email protected]

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, at the Parkside Parcel 11 groundbreaking ceremony, Deputy Mayor Kenner broke ground on 191 Workforce Housing and multi-family units in the Parkside community. The Deputy Mayor was joined at the ceremony by Councilmember Vincent Gray and CityInterests partners, Alan Novak and Peter Farrell.

“The Bowser Administration is laser focused on ensuring neighborhoods across all eight wards have quality housing with community benefits that our residents want and need,” said Deputy Mayor Kenner. “We are thrilled to break ground on a project that will deliver housing for families and create jobs and small business opportunities in the Ward 7 community.”

Over the last decade, CityInterests have brought to Parkside a 98-unit Senior Living Facility, 100 single family homes, the Unity Health Clinic, the Educare Pre-School Learning Center, the Cesar Chavez Middle and High School, as well as 186 affordable apartment units at the Grove. Within the next year, the city will begin construction of a new pedestrian bridge connecting Parkside directly to the Minnesota Avenue Metro. With these neighborhood assets in place we can continue to implement our vision of Parkside as a mixed income, mixed use community.

“Parkside is being developed with a keen awareness that a successful community requires quality mixed income housing, robust education and accessible healthcare, as well as strong community members who serve as guardians for the area’s wellbeing,” said Peter J. Farrell, CityInterests partner.

Parkside is a transit-oriented development that exemplifies the live, learn, work, and thrive ideal—creating a destination that merges urban convenience with community values. Parkside offers a variety of housing options for households of all ages, sizes, and income levels. Convenient access to local and regional highways and a new pedestrian bridge to the Minnesota/Benning Metro station provide residents and commuters with efficient travel options between Parkside, downtown DC, Virginia, and Maryland—and endless opportunities to thrive.