Housing Complex

Nine Teams Interested in Redeveloping Housing Authority Headquarters

D.C. Housing Authority headquarters, on North Capitol Street.

D.C. Housing Authority headquarters, on North Capitol Street.

Nine development teams have responded to the D.C. Housing Authority for solicitations to overhaul the agency's North Capitol Street headquarters.

The Housing Authority released a request for qualifications on Aug. 5, seeking developers to convert the outdated building into a mixed-use facility. It will include at least 80,000 square feet of office space for the Housing Authority, plus a residential component including at least one-third affordable housing and additional mixed-use development. The decision to redevelop the site takes advantage of the recent boom in the NoMa neighborhood, making the underdeveloped property increasingly valuable.

The development teams that responded to the RFQ by the Sept. 9 deadline are:

CIM, The Michaels Development & City Interests


Jair Lynch Development Partners

JBG Companies

MRP Realty

North Capitol Venture, LLC (Republic Properties Corporation, The Community Builders, Inc., Dantes Partners and the Anacostia Economic Development Corp)

The Warrenton Group & Four Points

Trammell Crow Co

WC Smith/Akridge

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  • NomNomynous

    Do we really need more affordable housing in that location? There's already Sursum Corda and Tyler House across the street, to name a few. I realize that this is the Housing Authority we're talking about, but when are we going to make NW bare its fair share of DC's poverty problems?

  • NomNomynous

    Er... bear. I do not want to see the residents of upper NW "bare" anything.

  • Scott Roberts

    I appreciate the interest by the development community in the building. But the building is so dated and so ugly, how much lipstick can be put on this pig? Can't the building just be razed? A new construction building whose design is compatible with NoMa would be more welcome.

  • http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/ Aaron Wiener

    Scott: I think it's safe to predict that this process will involve a completely new structure.

  • george

    NomNomynous: Have you paid rent lately? A person doesn't need to be poor to need affordable housing.

  • Common Denominator

    The new housing is to be affordable, affordable does not equal low income. Isn't there a plan to redevelop Sursum Corda I don't know about Tyler House I assume the idea is to reduce the concentration of low income folk in one corridor and disperse amongst the new devlopments around the city. Low income only housing does not work well low income high rises are complete failures.