Posts Tagged ‘Barry Farm’

Report: D.C. Should Redevelop Public Housing Without Replacing Units First

What's the matter with the New Communities program? A lot, according to a report commissioned by the city.

As Park Morton Residents Meet Developers, Frustration but No Fire

Four development groups discussed their backgrounds with a sleepy crowd.

Barry Farm Developers Plan for Around 1,500 Housing Units

The Barry Farm public housing complex near Anacostia could soon be transformed into a mixed-income community with more than 1,500 housing units, if the team seeking to redevelop the site is able to realize the plans it submitted last week.
It's a big "if." Barry Farm is among the public housing projects the city is trying [...]

What Does Lincoln Heights’ Struggle Portend for Barry Farm?

The slow pace of the development of the former Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg public housing complex in what's now the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood has been the source of much frustration for some former residents. The 707 public housing units torn down in the mid-2000s were supposed to have been replaced by now with an equal number of [...]

Is Congress Heights Gentrifying?

Back in June, the Washington Business Journal's Michael Neibauer and I had a little disagreement about a study of D.C. neighborhoods. The study identified 18 neighborhoods that were poorer than the citywide average in 2001 and whose median income and property values have risen faster than the city average since then. Neibauer wrote that these neighborhoods were [...]

Housing Authority Defends Selection of Barry Farm Developers

When I reported earlier this week on the D.C. Housing Authority's selection of a development team for the overhaul of the Barry Farm public housing complex near Anacostia, several readers wrote in to question the choice of one member of the team, Baltimore-based A&R Development. One reader pointed me to a Washington City Paper story from a [...]

Developers Chosen for Barry Farm

The D.C. Housing Authority selected a team today to redevelop Barry Farm, the public housing complex near Anacostia that's set to become a mixed-income community. The chosen team consists of nonprofit developer Preservation of Affordable Housing and Baltimore-based A&R Development, Jonathan O'Connell reports.
The developers have their work cut out for them. A community meeting last month [...]

Housing Authority Seeks Grant to Plan Redevelopment of Southwest’s Greenleaf

Tonight is Barry Farm take two: Three weeks after an attempted D.C. Housing Authority meeting with residents of the Ward 8 public housing complex about possible plans for its redevelopment was called off amid incessant protests, the Housing Authority is taking another stab at it. This time, the meeting is residents-only—an effort to keep out [...]

More Fireworks Ahead of Next Barry Farm Meeting

Two weeks ago, the D.C. Housing Authority attempted to hold a meeting to allow would-be redevelopers of the Barry Farm public housing complex near Anacostia to present their proposals to residents. No such luck. Just as the first developer began speaking, a group of protesters led by the group Empower DC shouted him down with [...]

Barry Farm and Congress Heights Gentrifying? Not Quite.

The Washington Business Journal reported yesterday on a new study of 18 "gentrifying" neighborhoods—areas "whose median property value and federal adjusted gross income fell below the citywide average in 2001, and rose above it 10 years later." The paper writes, "Many are not what, or where, you’d think."
No, they're not. Columbia Heights? Petworth? Sure, I'll [...]

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