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Lincoln Heights / Richardson Dwellings

As part of the DC government’s New Communities Initiative, the Lincoln Heights and Richardson Dwellings neighborhoods will become healthy mixed-income communities where residents have quality housing options, economic opportunities and access to appropriate human services for adults and children.

Parks + Recreation

Neighborhood attractions include Marvin Gaye Park and its 1.2-mile bike trail, the Greater Deanwood Neighborhood Heritage Trail, the Deanwood Community Center & Library and the newly renovated Riverside Center.

$100M DC Government Investment

The DC government has already made initial investments in the overall redevelopment plan by completing the new Howard D. Woodson High School (900 student capacity) in 2011, and three mixed-income developments that include replacement units for public housing residents.

Demographics

  • 127,000+ residents within a 10-minute car ride
  • 7,300-17,600 average daily traffic counts (Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave., NE)
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$15 Million in Infrastructure Investments

Completed in 2012, Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue now features a reconfigured single lane roadway to allow for traffic calming, landscaped medians, bicycle lanes, new sidewalks and street lighting. In addition, six bridges over Watts Branch were rehabilitated.

New Development

  • The Warrenton Group and Pennrose Properties delivered The Residences at Hayes in 2018, a 150-unit apartment building with 50 units reserved as public housing replacement units.
  • The historic Strand Theatre site will be redeveloped into 8,000 SF of restaurant/ retail and 86 residential units by The Warrenton Group, NHP Foundation & WMCDC, with 28 units reserved as public housing replacement units.
  • Providence Place will be a 93-unit apartment building built on the Progressive National Baptist Convention’s historic campus with 35 units reserved as public housing replacement units.

Mixed-Use, Mixed-Income Redevelopment Plan

  • The redevelopment plan for the area calls for approximately 1,600 new mixed-income housing units along with retail and office space.
  • Plans have been submitted for Deanwood Town Center, a 183-unit residential development with 16,000 SF of retail space.

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