The joint venture of A&R Development and The Henson Development Company (A&R/THC) has been an integral partner of the revitalization efforts of the District of Columbia. To this extent, Capitol Gateway has been an important contribution to that effort. Replacing a large dilapidated public housing project along East Capitol Street near the Maryland line, Capitol Gateway’s influence on the neighborhood and two wards that lie within its boundaries, has been significant not only in its physical design contributions, but also with its economic and social impacts. Located within a two-block walk of the Capitol Heights Metrorail station, the location of the new community is especially appealing.
The first phase of Capitol Gateway, a $14 Million, 152 unit senior building at the former East Capitol Dwellings public housing site in Southeast Washington, D.C. was completed in December, 2005 and is currently fully occupied.
The second phase, which began in the summer of 2005, includes 228 units (142 homeownership and 86 rental units). Later phases of CG include a commercial component anchored by a major grocery store and condominiums and apartments. The homes, designed by Grimm + Parker Architects, blend beautifully into the urban residential neighborhood.