Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anacostia's revitalization efforts continue with today's L'enfant Trust ribbon cutting ceremony

The plans for Saint Elizabeths East redevelopment may be considered Congress Heights' silver bullet but Anacostia's shotgun approach to community revitalization continues to dominate. 

Today the L'Enfant Trust held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their newly restored property on 2010 14th Street SE in historic Anacostia. In less than six months this historic preservation nonprofit totally rehabbed and restored this former shell into one beautiful single family home! The Advoc8te would have snatched it up in a minute if she could!  

The Advoc8te is about to run out to a meeting at Saint Elizabeths East but I wanted to post some pictures from today's ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. 

FYI - THIS HOUSE IS FOR SALE!!!!!! Contact Anacostia River Realty for details but be quick, this house won't stay on the market for long!


























8 comments:

h st ll said...

Wow! Beautiful!

i heart newcomb said...

I just can't get over how cute the housing stock in Ward 8 is. Property is so undervalued here EOTR, it is crazy.

Tina Fletcher said...

Beautiful home!

Jacques Chevalier, Landlord said...

Totally like the home and glad to see others beautifying EOTR properties like myself. However, I cannot understand how a church located at 2465 Alabama Ave (Faith Tabernacle Church-Pastor Judy Talbert and her sisters) allow loose rocks from their parking lot be thrown at my lovely 8 unit apt bldg. windows. Right now I have 2 busted windows $100.00 a pop and when I approach damages they sue me in court. Hope the new neighbors bring a big dose of respect to our community.

JaniceW said...

Hey Advocate,

I am not on twitter and wanted to see if you had seen what was then called "Congress Heights Vista Townhomes" come on the market for sale.

http://www.woodcrestvillas.com/

JaniceW said...

Hey Advocate,

I am not on twitter and wanted to see if you had seen what was then called "Congress Heights Vista Townhomes" come on the market for sale.

http://www.woodcrestvillas.com/

Okomfo Akosua Nwotwewaa said...

I agree with the previous comments. The house is beautiful. I bought a beautifully renovated house in Congress Heights 3 years ago. The houses are beautiful in this area after the renovations but I can't say much for my neighbors. This is my challenge having a beautiful house but not the best neighbors. The loitering and trash along with the rude behavior is unacceptable and impacts the overall quality of our community. I'm ready for a change.

i heart newcomb said...

Akosua, where are you in Congress Heights? Maybe we can get together for a community clean up? Let's put some rubber gloves on and take the kids out for some good, old fashion community service.

Or are you by any chance talking about the trash on Newcomb near Malcolm X, which is more like an apartment's worth of crap on the sidewalk. It's the first time I've seen anything like it in the two years I've been here. I put in a call to 311 about it. I like to think it's an anomaly. Anyone else see this? If so, please call 311 too. Maybe the city will do something about it.

Sorry to steal this thread. Most of my neighbors are delightful, but I know what you're talking about and feel your pain.