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Progress for Build First Projects in Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings

The DC Zoning Commission set down two “build first” developments for Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings in June.  Providence Place, which will have 100 units – 35 replacement and 65 affordable – was set down on June 12th.  The Strand Development, which will have 86 units – 28 replacement and 58 affordable – was set down on […]

DMPED Presents on Subsidy Needs for NCI

On June 28th DMPED presented to the DCHA Board of Commissioners about the subsidies – both capital and operating – needed to support NCI’s development pipeline.  In 2015, NCI began working to project its full pipeline – all of the onsite and offsite development needed to complete the NCI neighborhoods adhering as closely as possible […]

Barry Farm Resident Design Workshop

On June 20th residents of Barry Farm participated in a planning and design workshop facilitated by DMPED, DCHA, and members of the master development team. Residents provided feedback on a number of elements, including the development site plan, green space, amenities, housing units, floor plan layouts, and design features. The meeting presentation can be viewed HERE.

On May 25, 2017 NCI presented to the Park Morton Steering Committee about the human capital plan for Park Morton residents, and the results of a needs assessment and evaluation of NCI’s human capital program.  The needs assessment was an extension of a larger assessment commissioned by DCHA for all of its family properties, and completed by the urban institute.  The following is the presentation from the meeting.  Future steering committee meetings will focus on the work being done by the human capital providers in the community, and how that work has changed as a result of the Urban Institute’s study.

PUD Application Filed for Strand Theater Development

The Warrenton Group filed a PUD application, Case number 17-10, with the Zoning Commission for the Strand Theater project and adjacent parcels. The proposed development program will transform the vacant Strand Theater and adjoining parcels into approximately 9,000 square feet of commercial space, including two ground floor retail bays, a small business incubator, additional community space, related parking, and 86 units of affordable housing at or below 60% of the Area Median Income, of which, approximately 28 units will be public housing replacement units prioritized for Lincoln Heights and/or Richardson Dwellings residents. The application can be viewed here:

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PUD Application Submitted for Providence Place

The Providence Place development team has submitted a Planned Unit Development (PUD) application to the Zoning Commission and has been assigned Case No 17-08.   A set down date of June 12, 2017 has also been set.  On the set down date, the Office of Planning presents a “set down” report on the project and makes […]

New Communities: Right to Return

CLARIFYING RIGHT TO RETURN TO NCI DEVELOPMENTS In March 2016 the DC Housing Authority Board passed Resolution 16-06 to set a relocation and right to return policy for properties redeveloped under NCI.  The policy sought to clarify questions about who has a right to return, and establish guidance ensuring that residents who are eligible to […]

Lincoln Heights and Richardson Dwellings Development Progress Update

On April 10, 2017 DMPED and DCHA hosted a community meeting with the residents of Lincoln Heights, Richardson Dwellings and greater Deanwood community. Community members heard background information on the New Communities Initiative (NCI), the progress that has been made to date, and future redevelopment plans. After the initial NCI presentation, community members were divided […]

Ward 8 Works

On April 8, 2017 NCI partnered with 30+ government, service provider and development partners to launch WARD 8 WORKS with the goal of better connecting Ward 8 residents to construction jobs on Ward 8 development projects that will begin hiring in the next 9 – 18 months. Some 110 residents participated in the event, where […]

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