Friday, December 18, 2009

District Looking for Takers on 7 Properties in Ward 8

Today, the District Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced a solicitation for offers for seven properties in Ward 8, with one in southeast and six in southwest Washington DC. The solicitation seeks offers for the development of single and multifamily housing units, including affordable units. Five of the seven District-owned properties sit on the same street.

All offers must include designs that meet the Green Communities Standard, 2008. Additionally the developers must make at least 30 percent of the properties affordable for people at 60 percent AMI.

A pre-bid meeting will be held at the Department’s offices at 1800 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd (corner of Good Hope Road), Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at 2 pm. The deadline for submitting proposals will be February 15, 2010 at 3 pm.


Anonymous said...

Is DHCD in their new offices on Good Hope? That's where the meeting is?

Deanwoodenizen on Dec 23, 2009, 12:54:00 PM said...

Yes, Anon, this is the new DHCD location.

As an East of the River resident, I would hope that the proposals offer a unique response that includes lease-to-own option instead of rental only. To continue to lump "affordable" housing in Wards 7 and 8 is short-sighted and to have five on the same block is not a good idea. Haven't we learned from the Hope VI example?

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