Wednesday, December 18, 2013

190 new units of affordable rental housing coming to Congress Heights

Along with 71 for sale townhomes. Washington Business Journal has the skinny on this latest project.

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WC Smith recently submitted a planned-unit development application to build the tentatively named Archer Park — a 190-unit affordable rental apartment complex fronting Mississippi Avenue SE, and 71 for-sale townhomes along Trenton Place and 10th Place SE. The 7.5-acre site is roughly a seven minute walk, uphill, to the Congress Heights Metro Station and the St. Elizabeths east campus. 
The PUD seeks a zoning change from low to moderate density residential. The apartments will be constructed in two buildings, connected by a one-story amenity building. The renderings suggests there will be a large amount of green space between the apartments and townhomes, in addition to a green roof.

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1 comment:

Alan Page said...

Well, at least they came back in to finish the job (unlike developers who have let projects languish even longer). The rendering looks pretty nice too. As more middle income people start moving in and improving the income mix, retail will eventually follow.

What is Congress Heights Main Street doing as far as attracting new retail goes? In any case, it's a long process, as you can see on H St NE (where residents are still clamoring for more daytime retail, despite a vibrant nightlife scene)