Historically-Black fraternity Phi Beta Sigma is looking to be a better neighbor in Manor Park by leveraging the office space they have occupied since 1975 to create affordable housing.
The fraternity has partnered with Peebles Corporation to replace their two-story headquarters building at 145 Kennedy Street NW (map) with a five-story building, delivering 35 affordable senior apartments above 6,000 square feet of new office space for their organization.
As shared at the ANC 4B08 single-member district meeting on Monday night, all of the units will be affordable to households earning up to 50% of area median income, and 20% of the units will be permanent supportive housing for more vulnerable households.
The unit mix will span from one- to four-bedrooms, and the development team also expects to create 15 below-grade parking spaces. The project will require a voluntary design review application to be filed with the Zoning Commission , and the team also plans to request zoning relief to add seven feet to the height of the proposed building.
As designed by PGN Architects, the building will be in two shades of brick and the façades will incorporate elements that reference Phi Beta Sigma symbology. The development team expects to file a zoning application next month.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/35-affordable-senior-units-proposed-for-phi-beta-sigma-headquarters-on-kenn/18725
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
The priciest condo to ever sell in DC just closed last week, nearly a month after the... read »
The former Washington Nationals pitcher got his number in McLean.... read »
It would be the second multifamily development in the neighborhood in recent years to... read »
The 19-story residential project will replace the now-closed hotel.... read »
The 16.5-acre property along the banks of the Potomac known as River View sold on Fri... read »
A Tysons development has the area's five tallest buildings on the boards.... read »
Homeowners will be able to expedite the ADU approval process with two options for one... read »
A rezoning may be in the works for the AutoZone site.... read »
The designs for both the streetscape and the park at Dave Thomas Circle are in their ... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro