Posts Tagged ‘Park Morton’

Housing Authority: Complaints of Deplorable Living Conditions Were Fabricated

The Park Morton public housing complex in Park View is not in great shape. It's slated for redevelopment into a mixed-income community under the New Communities Initiative, and so the D.C. Housing Authority isn't filling vacated units, meaning there are nearly two dozen with boarded-up windows. Crime isn't nearly as bad as it was 20 [...]

A Year After Closing Waiting List, Housing Authority Begins Its Purge

Slightly more than a year ago, in April 2013, the D.C. Housing Authority bowed to reality and closed its waiting list for people seeking housing assistance. In practice, housing assistance—in the form of housing subsidy vouchers or placement into public housing—was already off limits to people not already on the list, which had extended beyond 72,000 names. [...]

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, [...]

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 The 707 public housing units torn down in the mid-2000s were supposed to have been replaced by now with an equal number of [...]

One Piece of Park Morton to Start Moving, But No Timeline for the Rest

The Washington Business Journal writes up a press release out today about an imminent groundbreaking at Park Morton, the big New Communities project on Georgia Avenue just below the Petworth metro. That's for one piece of the project–the building at 3512 Georgia Avenue, previously bought by Central Union Mission, which had been in limbo until [...]

Fenty Picks Developer for Park Morton

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Park Morton is generally defined as Georgia Avenue on the west, Warder Street on the east, Lamont Street on the south, and Park Road on the north.
Well, here's a bit of news that's a long time coming.
More than a year ago, in September 2008, the city first began looking for developers to [...]

Barry Farm Area Gets New Housing

The Barry Farm area will become one of the city's four New Communities, receiving a burst of development and mixed-income housing.
It's not the first development—that would be Northwest One around North Capitol Street and New York Avenue, followed by Park Morton on Georgia Ave.—but ultimately the neighborhood should receive "654 replacement units together with new [...]

Who Wants to Rebuild Park Morton?

Few developers are interested in the project, the Washington Business Journal suggests:
D.C. Deputy Mayor Neil Albert is modifying his search for developers interested in redeveloping the Park Morton public housing project off of Georgia Avenue, a sign that the city is having difficulty attracting interest in the project during the economic recession.
“Given the state of [...]

Strangely Positive Story About District Development Doesn’t Quite Add Up

Today's Washington Post's District Extra has a happy story about how developers are still forging ahead with projects, and "banking on D.C.," as the headline states. It's almost surreal to read considering what I've heard and seen in other publications. Here are few examples of why the optimism seems questionable:
The Post's story [...]