Posts Tagged ‘Henson Ridge’

District Jury Rids Henson Ridge Of One Troublemaker

In July, Washington City Paper reported on the tensions and troubles at Henson Ridge, a new mixed-income housing development. Crime was an issue. The fall-out from the real estate market had also slowed sales of homes. Despite the well-manicured lawns, houses got shot up. Someone had been stabbed. And now, the U.S. Attorney's Office reports [...]

Extreme Makeover: WCP Edition

A week or two ago, I spent serious time commuting to and from Henson Ridge for a story on the struggling Hope VI community. As far as appearances go, the neighborhood is well-made, well-designed, and has some nifty new playgrounds. On closer inspection, teenagers still gravitate toward the decrepit rec center and crummy basketball courts, [...]