Neighborhoods

Park Morton

Transformation is underway in Park Morton, one of four New Communities Initiatives.

Just five blocks south of the Georgia Ave-Petworth Metrorail Station and nestled between Georgia Avenue and Park Road, Park Morton and its surrounding neighborhoods are a rapidly evolving residential magnet.

Master Developer Selected

Park View Community Partners (The Community Builders & Dantes Partners) and the DC Housing Authority plan to redevelop Park Morton and 3012 Georgia Avenue into 462 residential units in three phases.

New Communities Initiative

The New Communities Initiative is a DC government program designed to revitalize severely distressed subsidized housing, redevelop neighborhoods into vibrant mixed-income communities and address the human capital needs of residents.

Demographics

  • 188,000+ residents within a 10-minute car ride
  • 20,800 average daily traffic counts (Gerogia Ave., NW)
  • Detailed demographics

Development Continues Along Georgia Avenue

Since 2009 more than 1.2 million SF of development has been built within a half-mile of Park Morton, including 1,200 residential units and 130,000 SF of retail. As of December 2018, there were another 225 residential units under construction and 1,200+ in the pipeline.

Great Streets Retail Small Business Grants

Several streets in the area are designated Great Streets corridors. As funds become available small businesses can apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. In 2018, up to $50,000 was awarded per location.

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