Northwest One: Events

Northwest One OUR RFP Meeting

  • Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
  • R.H. Terrell Recreation Center (155 L Street, NW)
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm

NW1aerialThe Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) is proud to announce the Northwest One site at North Capitol and K Street NW as the next project to utilize the Our RFP process, a Mayoral Initiative that incorporates community engagement early in the request for proposals (RFP) process. Early engagement with the community will ensure that the public’s perspective and priorities are understood in conjunction with the District’s goals when crafting and issuing the RFP. Three DMPED projects, Parcel 42 in Shaw, the Crummel School in Ivy City, and 1125 Spring Road in Park View have previously gone through an OurRFP process.  More information on those projects can be found here:

The site is located between K and L Streets along North Capitol Street, contains approximately 150,000 square feet and is part of the New Communities Initiative, a District program focused on creating vibrant mixed-income and mixed-used neighborhoods through physical architecture and human capital development.

Join DMPED at the OurRFP Public Workshop on Tuesday, June 21st at RH Terrell Recreation Center (co-located with the Walker Jones Education Campus) at 155 L Street NW from 6:30pm until 8:30pm for an interactive discussion of the community’s goals and preferences for the redevelopment of the District controlled properties located at 1010 North Capitol Street NW and 33 K Street NW in the Northwest One neighborhood.  At the OUR RFP workshop, the District will present a thorough analysis of the site and neighborhood, with a consideration of both market dynamics and the goals of New Communities.  Participants will then be invited to share their thoughts on the future development in facilitated break-out group sessions.  Your feedback will be then be combined with citywide objectives (including those of NCI) to create the OurRFP. RSVP in advance at  

After the Workshop, an online engagement forum will be launched in order to get additional feedback and give those who are unable to attend the meeting an opportunity to participate.   A follow up community meeting will be held in late July to reconnect with the community on the feedback received through the process and how it will be incorporated into the RFP.

For more information, please visit or contact the Project Manager at

SeVerna on K Ribbon Cutting

Mayor Gray, along with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, invite residents and community stakeholders to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the SeVerna on K, the latest New Communities project. Developed by Mission First, the SeVerna on K is a top quality mixed-income development located within walking distance of the District’s landmark Union Station. Of the 133 total units, 101 are affordable, and 48 reserved for former residents of Temple Courts and Golden Rule Center. The SeVerna on K is now leasing.

2 M Street Ribbon Cutting

  • 2 M Street, NE

Please join WC Smith, The Warrenton Group, and Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development for the ribbon cutting of 2 M Street on Wednesday, September 24th, at 2:00pm. The most recent New Communities project to be developed, 2 M Street is an impressive 314 unit rental development with a number of “green” features and amenities for residents to enjoy. True to the principles of New Communities, 2 M Street is a mixed-income project, with 59 units for former residents of Northwest One, and an additional 34 affordable housing units. 

Connect.DC Twitter Town Hall

  • Tuesday, September, 9th, 2014
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • On Twitter

Connect.DC, an Initiative of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) is hosting a Twitter Town Hall conversation on civic engagement. The conversation will focus on how technology, such as social media, has impacted civic engagement. All District residents are invited to participate by following the conversation at #civictechDC and @connectdotdc. Connected Communities is a District government initiative and New Communities partner aimed at increasing internet access and use in low-access neighborhoods throughout the District. The Initiative is currently focused on two footprints, one in Ward 7 and one in Ward 8 that includes the Barry Farm community.

National Night Out

Come out and celebrate National Night Out! The citywide kickoff is at HD Woodson Senior High School in Lincoln Heights. Click here for the flyer to find a National Night Out event near you.

6th Annual DC Housing Expo

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW)

New Communities will be participating as a table exhibitor at the city’s 6th Annual DC Housing Expo held by the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) in partnership with the Greater Washington Urban League. The event is free and open to the public, and members of the public can REGISTER HERE. Also, CLICK HERE MORE INFORMATION ON PARTNERS, EXHIBITORS, AND WORKSHOPS. The expo will take place on Saturday, June 21st, between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm.

Northwest One Quarterly Meeting

The next Northwest One Community Meeting will be Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014  at 6:00pm at the Mount Airy Baptist Church in Room 8 (located at 1100 North Capital Street NW). At this meeting, residents and community stakeholders will hear from the development team, service providers, and representatives from the city on the latest status of the Northwest One redevelopment, including a project update on 2 M Street. See below for the full AGENDAFor more information, please contact Shiv Newaldass at

NCI-NW-1-Community Meeting Agenda-April 23 2014


Northwest One Community Meeting

The Northwest One Advisory Committee convened on the 15th of January as the first quarterly meeting of 2014.  The meeting covered upcoming solicitations, provided updates for existing solicitations, completed projects, and leasing activities, and answered questions for community members and concerned citizens.

Northwest One Community Meeting

As part of a quarterly meeting series with the Northwest One Advisory Committee, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development held a community meeting to discuss projects updates for the Northwest One project.  Participants included long-term residents, representatives of the Sursum Corda Cooperative, members of the faith-based community, District Officials from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the DC Housing Authority, and the Office of Planning, as well as developers of the SeVerna projects and 2 M Street NE. Updates were given from the Office of Planning, WC Smith Company, MissionFirst, Sursum Corda, DC Housing Authority, and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

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