"They knew that it was decaying, and they didn’t do anything about it."
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The Ward 8 development could go down as one of the departing mayor's signature accomplishments.
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When R. Donahue Peebles pitched a development concept for a city-owned parcel at 5th and I streets NW, he framed it as a win for everyone involved. The Mount Vernon Triangle would get a luxury hotel, condos, retail, and a renovation of two small parks. The city would get more tax revenue than from the competing proposals—plus [...]
Now that some growth is coming to the neighborhood, residents hope to manage it.
The local cafe mini-chain signed a 20-year lease on a space in Anacostia, and plans to begin construction next summer.
The city's solicitation for development on eight Anacostia lots may not be returning any blighted buildings to productive use, but one nonprofit developer is. Today, affordable housing developer Manna officially opens The Buxton, a 24-condo project in an Anacostia building that's long stood vacant.
Manna took over the dilapidated building at 1700-1720 W St. SE last year [...]
The long-rumored expansion east of the river will be formally announced next week. It'll be on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE.
About a third of the units developed would be reserved for households making less than 80 percent of the area median income.
Plans for affordable housing on the Big K site have "special merit," the Mayor's Agent in the Office of Planning found.