The District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners selected Park View Community Partners to be the team to lead redevelopment of Park Morton apartments. Park View Community Partners is comprised of The Community Builders, Inc.; Dantes Partners, LLC; Torti Gallas Urban; Harkins Builders, Inc.; and Klein Hornig, LLP.
“This redevelopment team was chosen based on several factors, including their capacity to complete the work and how they treat our customers,” said Chairman Pedro Alfonso.
There will be one-for-one unit replacement at Park Morton.
“Park View Community Partners’ proposal shares DCHA’s commitment to both affordable housing and community building,” said Adrianne Todman, DCHA executive director. “This is complex work that requires an experienced and knowledgeable partner.”
Park Morton is one of four neighborhoods identified as part as the New Communities Initiative. DCHA is working in partnership with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development to complete this redevelopment project.
“The selection of a developer for Park Morton allows us to continue the momentum of revitalizing the neighborhood through our New Communities Initiative,” said Mayor Vincent C. Gray. “I thank the Housing Authority for selecting a team that will help us transform this area into a thriving community.”
Park Morton, a community comprised of 12 three-story buildings, currently sits on 3.66 acres. It is roughly bounded by Park Road, Warder Road, Lamont Street, and Georgia Avenue in Northwest.
The Request for Proposal required that developers propose a mixed-income community, with a variety of townhouses and high-occupancy buildings for all incomes, to ensure the neighborhood’s long-term viability.
The selection panel chose Park View Community Partners based on their qualifications and experience; development vision and approach; financial plans; women and minority certified business enterprise connections; offers and considerations to DCHA; and the off-site housing proposal.
The New Communities Initiative (NCI) is a comprehensive public-private partnership that began in 2005 and aims to address the physical and human architecture of neighborhoods troubled by concentrations of poverty, unemployment, blight, and the deterioration of the housing stock. Financed through the Housing Production Trust Fund, which is operated by the DMPED, NCI is designed to spur the renewal of both the physical and social conditions of designated communities in the District.