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A Glimpse of the 80-Unit Affordable Development Proposed for a Shaw Block

by Nena Perry-Brown

Bird's-eye rendering of proposed development. Click to enlarge.

A few weeks ago, news broke of an all-affordable development brewing for a block in Shaw. Now, more details are coming to the fore.

Nonprofit developer Manna and neighbor New Community Church are seeking to rezone a portion of the 600 block of S Street NW (map) across from the Wonder Bread factory, where Manna's satellite office is located. The resulting development would wrap the church and deliver 80 apartments and a new, three-story office space for Manna. PGN Architects is the designer.

The units would be affordable to households earning up to 30% and 60% of area median income, and there would also be some permanent supportive housing units. The development would also include 25 below-grade parking spaces. The façades of the rowhouses at 618 and 620 S Street will be incorporated into the new development. 

ANC 6E voted unanimously to support the map amendment application at their meeting Tuesday evening.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/a-glimpse-of-the-80-unit-affordable-development-proposed-for-a-shaw-block/18791

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