Posts Tagged ‘New Communities’

Own Goal: The D.C. United Stadium Faces a Skeptical D.C. Council

The Council thinks the mayor's office is "thumbing the nose at the legislative branch" on the stadium deal.

Long-Stalled Park Morton Gets a New Nudge Toward Redevelopment

The last developer failed to deliver. Today, the Housing Authority announced its latest attempt at an overhaul of the troubled complex.

Developer Pitches a Private Version of New Communities in Brentwood

The city has stumbled in overhauling aging low-income housing complexes. Can a developer succeed?

At Long Last, a New Community in NoMa

Six years after the Temple Courts public housing complex was demolished, a new building opens to replace some of its units.

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.

Why Is Overhauling the Park Morton Public Housing Complex So Difficult?

Last week, I met Adrianne Todman for an activity she wouldn’t have advised 10 or 15 years ago: a walk around the Park Morton public-housing complex in the Park View neighborhood, just off Georgia Avenue NW.
“Park was a tough, tough site,” recalls Todman, the executive director of the D.C. Housing Authority. “I would not have [...]

City Looks to Restart Park Morton Redevelopment

Two months after terminating its arrangement with the development team it had selected to turn the aging Park Morton public housing complex into a mixed-income neighborhood, the city is seeking a new developer to complete the project.
This week, the D.C. Housing Authority released a request for proposals for a new developer to overhaul the complex, [...]

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 [...]