The plan called for a mixed income community with approximately 200 units and underground parking. The project is a part of D.C.’s New Communities initiative and was partially funded using the City’s Housing Production Trust Fund. Relocation and demolition were completed, construction of Phase I and Phase II were completed on time and on budget and both have won awards. The development consists of 100% affordable rental units, constructed in accordance with current zoning. The development team (GRA) was selected for furthering underwriting for up to $995,000 in 9% tax credits by the DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).
Phase I, design was completed in 2012 and includes 4-story two-over-two style townhouses along L Street connected to a 5-story apartment building along 1st Street. A mix of studios, one, two, three, and four-bedroom units. Surface parking was constructed, and the design permitted the addition of a parking garage for the second phase.