DC to Auction 35 Vacant Properties For Workforce Housing

by Nena Perry-Brown

DC to Auction 35 Vacant Properties For Workforce Housing: Figure 1
A vacant lot for auction on Quincy Street NW

Last year, the District Department of Housing and Community Development committed to clear its backlog of vacant properties and move them toward development. This month, the city is enlisting an auction house to help them do just that.

As part of the newly-announced Vacant to Vibrant DC initiative, DHCD is partnering with the Alex Cooper Auction House to hold an online auction for 35 properties across the city, including vacant houses, unimproved lots and small blighted apartment buildings. These sites are expected to produce fifty units of workforce housing. 

Each site has an initial deposit of $5,000 and the bidding will open at $20,000. DHCD is holding informational sessions on January 8th and 9th; bidding opens January 18th. The properties are as follows:

  • Unimproved Lot(s):
    • 1735-1737 10th Street NW (map)
    • 709 Kenyon Street NW (map)
    • 729 Quincy Street NW (map)
    • 802 10th Street NE (map)
    • 1247 Holbrook Terrace NE (map)
    • 1621 Levis Street NE (map)
    • 2708 24th Street NE (map)
    • 2650 Myrtle Avenue NE (map)
    • 4319 Kane Place NE (map)
    • 5328 James Place NE (map)
    • 4226 Dix Street NE (map)
    • 829 46th Street NE (map)
    • 919 47th Place NE (map)
    • 832 48th Street NE (map)
    • 1109-1111 50th Street NE (map)
    • 2413 Shannon Place SE (map)
    • 4442 B Street SE (map)
    • 5034 Bass Place SE (map)
    • 2814 28th Street SE (map)
    • 1620-1626 Galen Street SE (map)
    • 560-562 Foxhall Place SE (map)
    • 700 Brandywine Road SE (map)
    • 5308 E Street SE (map)
    • 5302 F Street SE (map)
    • 10 Brandywine Street SE (map)
    • 62-64 Forrester Street SW (map)
    • 157 Forrester Street SW (map)
  • Vacant Houses/Buildings:
    • 523 Kennedy Street NW (map)
    • 160 Adams Street NW (map)
    • 36 Channing Street NW (map)
    • 1132 Columbia Road NW (map)
    • 1422 Shepherd Street NW (map)
    • 905 R Street NW (map)
    • 4326-4338 Halley Terrace SE (includes adjacent lot) (map)
    • 4244 6th Street SE (map)

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dhcd-to-auction-35-vacant-properties-for-workforce-housing/13414

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