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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 Woodson High School (900 student capacity) in 2011, and four mixed-income developments that include replacement units for public housing residents.

$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 redevelopment of the historic Strand Theatre has started, supported by a Neighborhood Prosperity Fund grant, and will result in 86 residential units (28 reserved as public housing replacement units). The historic theater will be transformed into the Deanwood Smokehouse (from owners of Ivy City Smokehouse)—a restaurant, music venue, bar, and community space.
  • Providence Place will deliver a 93-unit apartment building (35 reserved as public housing replacement units) in 2021 on the Progressive National Baptist Convention’s historic campus (50th & Fitch Streets).
  • The Residences at Hayes was built in 2018 and consists of a 150-unit apartment building (50 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.
  • Deanwood Town Center is a planned 183-unit residential development with 16,000 SF of retail space located at Nannie Helens Burroughs & Division Avenue.

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