Housing Complex

Manna Plans New Condos in Anacostia


Occasionally, I find myself  inexplicably writing over and over, the same day, about the same area of the city. 

Today, the mini onslaught comes from the east of the river neighborhoods—or if you please "River East."

DC MUD is reporting that there are 24 new condos in the works—Condos! Imagine that! It actually may be time to build some more—in the city. 

The amazing thing is they're coming to Anacostia, an area not known for its robust condo stock (see above for a classic Anacostia abode). 

According to DC MUD, Manna would like to take control of six townhouses on W Street SE. They intend to preserve the building's exteriors, and redevelop the properties into "24 two-bedroom, two-bath for-sale units...A quarter of the units will be made available to households earning 60% or less of the area median income (AMI), the remaining 16 units will be available for households earning 61-80% AMI."

Image by Darrow Montgomery

  • Grumpy

    Is this W St. off Alabama near the SAFEWAY shopping strip? If so, interesting. concept but uncertain of how the homeowners would feel about it since condos aren't exactly on the comeup anymore. Then there is the 'not near Metro' issue though it would be near walkable shopping. Good Luck

  • http://www.anacostianow.blogspot.com DG-rad

    these are near the corner of W and 16th Street SE.

  • DC Native

    By the time the condos are finished, the market will be adjusted accordingly. Anacostia is the best locations for new condo developments and with a company such as Manna leading this, I can only expect good things. I wish them the best.