Northwest One: Updates

NCI Solicitation Opportunity: Building Community Relations

The District of Columbia Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), (the “District”) is seeking a contractor with the professional expertise in building community relations, building up, reinforcing, improving and strengthening New Communities Initiative’s (NCI’s) local and national profile and reputation. The goal of NCI is to build sound NCI policies and improve the programs that promote and support NCI’s vulnerable communities’ population.

Responses are due August 31st, 2016.

Request for Proposals No. DCEB-2016-R-0002



Northwest One Our RFP Engagement

NW1 pictureThis summer, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) held two community meetings, on June 21, and July 26, to get input on priorities for the redevelopment of Northwest One as part of Mayor Bowser’s OurRFP initiative. The OurRFP process aims to gather community input at the start of a solicitation process so that the community’s desires are considered in the solicitation for any future development.

The approximately 3.5 acre redevelopment site is located at the corner of North Capitol and K Street, NW, and is the former site of the Temple Courts apartments, which was demolished in 2008. Northwest One was the first neighborhood to be identified under the New Communities Initiative. In addition to the feedback from the OurRFP engagement, the stated policy goals of New Communities will inform the RFP. The redevelopment will include a minimum of 211 replacement public housing units brought back in a mixed-income setting, interspersed with additional affordable units and market-rate units. There is also potential for incorporation of non-residential uses and public/community space.

The original Northwest One redevelopment plan, developed in partnership with the community, provided the initial planning framework for the site. To date, a number of amenities called for in the plan have been built in the neighborhood, including the RH Terrell Recreation Center, as well as the adjacent Northwest One Library and the Walker Jones Education Campus. On the residential side, three mixed-income developments have been completed to date, totaling 507 total units. These are the SeVerna, SeVerna Phase II (also known as SeVerna on K), and 2M Street.

DMPED will consider the feedback received, and will incorporate the community’s priorities into the Request for Proposals (RFP), which will be released in September. Please see below for links from the public meetings: