Horizon Hill Ventures is planning to renovate and expand three apartment buildings a block from the Congress Heights metro station in Southeast.
The buildings, at the corner of 13th and Savannah streets SE, currently have a total of 65 units among them, mainly two- and three-bedroom units. Horizon is proposing to expand two of the buildings, renovate the third, and increase the number of one-bedroom and studio apartments to bring the complex, which will be called Congress Heights Station, up to 110 units total.
"We're taking three buildings that ... need some attention, some TLC," says Josh Dworken, managing director. The aging buildings will be gutted and reconfigured to include more studios and one-bedrooms--the complex currently has nine three-bedroom units and the rest are two-bedroom. Horizon Hill is applying for funding from the Department of Housing and Community Development to help pay for the building, which will be designated as affordable.