In April, DC's Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) announced the selection of a development team for the vacant parcel beside the former Malcolm X Elementary School a block from Congress Heights Metro station (map).
Now, that team is taking the first step toward redevelopment.
Congress Park Community Partners has filed a map amendment application to rezone the site from RA-1 (institutional use and low- to moderate-density residential) to MU-8 (medium-density mixed-use). The resulting development would deliver about 120 affordable units above roughly 9,500 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail, an early childhood education center, and free office space for ANC 8E.
Although details remain scarce, the apartments will be for households earning up to 30%, 50%, 60%, and 80% of median family income. Three-bedrooms are meant to make up a significant share of the unit mix. Banneker Communities, District Development Group, and Congress Heights Community Training and Development Corporation are leading the development team.
A zoning hearing has not yet been scheduled.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/map-amendment-in-the-works-to-deliver-120-affordable-units-and-childcare-to/18829.
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