Lincoln Heights / Richardson Dwellings



AS PART OF THE NEW COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE, Deanwood’s Lincoln Heights and Richardson Dwellings communities will gain 1,600 new mixed-income housing units, along with retail and office space, as part of a multi-hundred-million-dollar investment by the District.

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New Communities Initiative

The New Communities Initiative is a DC government program, managed by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, to revitalize severely distressed subsidized housing, create vibrant mixed- income communities, and assist with addressing residents’ needs.

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 renovated Riverside Center. As part of the New Communities Initiative, Marvin Gaye Park received $10 million in infrastructure improvements.

Top Local Industries


  • Health Care & Social Assistance: 32%
  • Educational Services: 16%
  • Construction: 10%

New Development

  • With the support of a DC Neighborhood Prosperity Fund grant, the historic Strand Theater (c. 1928) underwent a $38 million redevelopment alongside construction of the new 86-unit Strand Residences. Deanwood Smokehouse will anchor the theater, while the residential building includes retail and incubator space.
  • The 93-unit Providence Place was completed in 2022 on the Progressive National Baptist Convention’s historic campus at 50th & Fitch Streets.