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Barry Farm community

The Barry Farm neighborhood is located east of the Anacostia River in Ward 8, bounded by Firth Sterling Avenue on the west, Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue on the east, St. Elizabeth’s West Campus on the south and Suitland Parkway on the north.

historic map of Barry Farm

Barry Farm is a historic landmark. Barry Farm’s land was part of a farm owned by James Barry in the mid-19th Century. In 1867, the Freedman’s Bureau purchased the land from the Barry family and parceled it out as settlements for freed slaves.

Goodman League Barry Farm

Barry Farm is home to The Goodman League, named after community activist George Goodman. The League features current and former NBA players, college players, and participants from various communities. The league has been around since the mid-1970s and is recognized nationally.

Barry Farm recreation center under construction

The redevelopment of the Barry Farm neighborhood includes a new, state-of-the-art, recreation center that is currently under construction. Features will include an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, basketball courts, community rooms and parking garage.

Rendering of Barry Farm

Today, Barry Farm consists of 432 units of public housing. When revitalized, there will be in excess of 1,000 units and all public housing units will be replaced within the community.

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Barry Farm

Barry Farm is a neighborhood located east of the Anacostia River in southeast Washington, DC. Today, Barry Farm consists of 432 public housing units. As part of the New Communities Initiative, Barry Farm will be redeveloped into a mixed-use, mixed-income community.

Events

6:30pm

ANC 8C Meeting

Barry Farm – ANC 8C Meeting | 3.7.17 RISE Demonstration Center, 2730 MLK Jr. Ave SE | 6:30pm

12:34pm (past event)

ANC 8C Meeting

Barry Farm – ANC 8C Meeting | 3.7.17 RISE Demonstration Center, 2730 MLK Jr. Ave SE | 6:30pm

6:30am (past event)

ANC 8C Meeting

Barry Farm – ANC 8C Meeting | 2.7.18 RISE, 2730 MLK Jr. Ave SE | 6:30 PM

Updates

New Streets Are Coming for Barry Farm

The Barry Farm Development Team, Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc. (POAH) and A&R Development, along the DC Housing Authority (DCHA) held a meeting with Barry Farm residents on December 20, 2017 to discuss possible names for the five new streets proposed. The development team worked with a historian from the Anacostia Community Museum and offered a […]

NCI January Newsletters

Read all about development progress, human capital programming, and community activities happening in each of the neighborhoods: NCI General January Newsletter  Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings January Newsletter Park Morton January Newsletter Barry Farm January Newsletter  And click here to sign up for a neighborhood-specific newsletter.

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