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New Communities Releases 2014 Annual Report

The DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development is pleased to share with you its 2014 Annual Report for New Communities. The Annual Report provides an overview and background on the Initiative, and highlights overall progress to date. Additionally, the report provides project updates on each of the four neighborhoods, and offers a preview for the year ahead.

New Communities seeks to create vibrant mixed-income neighborhoods that address both the physical architecture and human capital needs, where residents have quality affordable housing options, economic opportunities and access to appropriate human services. To date, the Initiative has produced over 1,000 new housing units with an investment of gap financing of over $66million, created over 250 new jobs, and served over 500 heads of households through case managementservice annually. The Initiaitve has also produced new community anchors, such as the new HD Woodson High School in Lincoln Heights, or the new flagship Recreation Center under construction in Barry Farm. This past year, New Communities has seen much progress, with the continued build out of Sheridan Station in Barry Farm, the construction of SeVerna Phase II and 2 M Street in Northwest One, and the successful opening and leasing up of the Nannie Helen at 4800 in Lincoln Heights.

Request for Proposals: New Communities Initiative Marketing Consultant

The District of Columbia Government, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) (the “District”) seeks a Contractor to provide marketing consultant and related services on an as needed basis in support of the District’s New Communities Initiative (NCI). Click here to view the RFP.  The deadline for responses to the solicitation has been extended until May 23, 2014, at 2:00pm EST. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE AMENDMENT WITH DISTRICT’S RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS OF CLARIFICATION.

Request for Proposals Released for Park Morton

rendering of Park Morton
On Monday, the DC Housing Authority “(DCHA)” in partnership with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development “(DMPED)” released a REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for qualified planning and development teams for the redevelopment of the Park Morton public housing site in Ward 1.  There will be a pre-proposal conference on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014, at 2:00pm at the DC Housing Authority (1133 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 300). The deadline to submit questions is Wednesday, April 30th, 2014, and final responses are due on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

New Communities Website Launched

The New Communities Initiative has launched a brand new website, with improved design, functionality and navigation functions. Planning for the new website began six months ago with the goal of providing easy access to information about the Initiative. During the website design phase, the New Communities Initiative held a target user focus group that included […]

New Communities Policy Advisory Announced

Launched in 2005, the New Communities Initiative is designed to revitalize four neighborhoods in the District by improving the living conditions of residents in severely distressed public housing, demolishing over 1,500 units of distressed subsidized housing and rehabilitating the neighborhood through redesigned mixed-income housing, amenities and social services at an estimated cost of $1.1billion. The […]

HUD Approves Amending Regulatory Agreement for the Temple Courts Site

Officials at the US Department for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) agreed to amend the regulatory agreement for the land that the former Temple Courts building use to occupy.  The former Temple Courts housing complex was located on North Capitol Street between K and  L streets NW. There were 211 affordable units in the HUD […]

DC Housing Authority Releases RFQ for 1133 North Capitol

The DC Housing Authority announced solicitation for redevelop of its headquarters building at 1133 North Capitol St. NE as mixed-use to include retail, commercial and residential development. The site’s existing zoning allows for a total of 1.1 million gross square feet of development potential, which will include a new headquarters for the housing agency. For […]

Master Planning and Development Team Selected for Barry Farm

The DC Housing Authority Board of Commissioners voted to approve A&R Development and Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) as the master planning and development team to lead the Barry Farm redevelopment. The selection marks the completion of a competitive solicitation process initiated in the Fall of 2012 by the DC Housing Authority in partnership with […]

Mayor Gray and Deputy Mayor Hoskins Cut Ribbon on The Nannie Helen at 4800

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor L. Hoskins were joined by Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander, other Councilmembers and dignitaries to ceremonially cut the ribbon on The Nannie Helen at 4800. The Nannie Helen at 4800 is a mixed-use development that consists of 70 units of affordable housing, […]

New Director Joins the New Communities Initiative

Kimberly Black King was announced as the new Director of the New Communities Initiative.  The New Communities Initiative is managed by the District of Columbia Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). In her new role, Ms. King will be responsible for oversight of the New Communities Initiative with support of […]

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