Northwest One

HIGH-QUALITY HOUSING OPTIONS, NEW PUBLIC AMENITIES, and easy access to Capitol Hill, NoMa, and Mount Vernon Triangle are accelerating Northwest One’s revitalization.

Blocks from Union Station and a stone’s throw from the bustling 1st Street, NE and H Street, NE corridors, Northwest One (“NW1”) is DC’s first New Communities Initiative investment.


  • Three developments—Severna I, Severna on K, and 2 M—totaling 507 units (including 137 replacement public housing) have been completed to date on nearby parcels.
  • The DC government issued an RFP for two parcels totaling 5 acres of land, including the site of the former Temple Courts, and selected MRP Realty & CSG Urban Partners in December 2017. Plans call for 772 residential units and 56,000 SF of retail.


The Northwest One development is a New Communities Initiatives projects—a DC government program, managed by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development, designed to revitalize severely distressed subsidized housing, redevelop neighborhoods to create vibrant mixed- income communities and that assists with addressing the needs of its the human capital needs for residents.


The DC government has already made investments in the development of mixed-income housing in this area and is poised to make additional investments in the remaining parcels that are part of the Northwest One plan.


The neighborhoods surrounding Northwest One have experienced significant public and private reinvestment and development activity over the last decade. As a result, the area’s redevelopment has been accompanied by significant appreciation in rental rates and sale prices.

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