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Mayor Bowser Announces Progress on Three Projects That Will Create More than 300 Affordable Homes

Monday, July 1, 2019

(Washington, DC) Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) announced the development teams for three projects in Wards 6, 7 and 8 that will deliver more than 300 affordable homes for low- and middle-income families, including both rentals and homeownership opportunities.

“To achieve our goal of producing 36,000 homes by 2025 – including 12,000 affordable units – we need to make bold investments in the types of projects that support long-time residents, seniors, and families across the income spectrum,” said Mayor Bowser. “From family-sized rentals to townhouses, we need an all-of-the-above strategy to keep DC affordable, stable, and sustainable. I look forward to breaking ground on these projects and welcoming District residents to their new homes.”

“We are pleased to make these selections to maximize the amount of affordable housing for varying incomes in a neighborhood close to transit, amenities, shopping, recreation, and more,” said Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner. “The developments will provide family-sized units, up to four-bedrooms, desirable for families both new and old. In addition, we are also very focused on providing affordable homeownership opportunities, and these projects will help us make homeownership a reality for more District families.”

2 Patterson Street, NE (Ward 6)

The development team of Monument Realty, Morningstar Community Development, The May Firm, and Community Housing Partners was selected out of six proposals for 2 Patterson Street, NE, a one-acre lot at North Capitol Street, just south of New York Avenue on the western edge of the NoMa neighborhood in Ward 6. The 13-story building will include 577 rental units, including 325 units of affordable housing, in a variety of sizes from studio to three- and four-bedroom units suitable for families.

The project will provide 195 units to households making less than 50% of Area Median Income (AMI) (or about $58,600 for a family of four), 130 units at 80% AMI (about $93,750 for a family of four), and 217 housing units at 100-120% of AMI (between $117,200 and $140,650 for a family of four) to also address housing needs for middle-income families. The development will also feature 18,000 square feet of retail, 4,500 square feet of community space, and a new park that will be open for public use.

Howard Road, SE (Ward 8)

The team of Howard Road Community Partners LLC was chosen to develop a parcel of vacant land located at 1004-1018 Howard Road and Shannon Place, SE across from the Anacostia Metro Station in Ward 8. The team is led by H2DesignBuild and includes ASSET Management Consulting, both local, 100% minority-owned companies.

The development will offer 18 homeownership opportunities, including six affordable units – three units priced at 50% AMI and three units at 80% AMI – and the remaining 12 units targeted to middle-income households at 120% AMI. All units will be three-bedroom, family-sized homes similar in size and features. This development is part of the Housing Investment Platform, a program administered by the DC Housing Financing Agency, to support homeownership opportunities for working families.

Eden Place Phase II (Ward 7)

The team made up of the Development Corporation of Columbia Heights, HEP Construction, and Define Development Group will develop Eden Place Phase II, a community of 14 family-size, for-sale townhomes, located in the Deanwood neighborhood of Ward 7 at 6100 Dix Street, NE.

The townhouses are three- and four-bedroom units, with two units at 50% AMI, three at 80% AMI, and nine at 120% AMI. The developer is a local minority- and women-owned business and has pledged to prioritize opportunities for Ward 7 and East of the River-based businesses. The Phase II development will also include improvements to the storm water management of the Phase I sites.