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.

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.

New $10M Streetscape

Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue features a reconfigured single lane roadway to allow for traffic calming, landscaped medians, bicycle lanes, new sidewalks and street lighting. The improvements were completed in 2012.

New Development

  • The Warrenton Group and Pennrose Properties are currently constructing Deanwood Hills, a 150-unit apartment building, with an anticipated delivery in 2018.
  • The historic Strand Theatre site will be redeveloped into 9,200 SF of retail and 86 residential units by The Warrenton Group & WMCDC.

Great Streets Retail Small Business Grants

Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue is a designated Great Streets corridor. As funds become available small businesses can apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. In 2017, up to $50,000 was awarded per location.

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*All demographic data is for within 0.5 miles.