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 Development

Thanks to a DC Neighborhood Prosperity Fund grant, the historic Strand Theater (c. 1928) is undergoing a $38 million redevelopment alongside construction of the new 86-unit Strand Residences. Deanwood Smokehouse will anchor the theater, while the residential building will include retail and incubator space.

The 93-unit Providence Place arrives this year on the Progressive National Baptist Convention’s historic campus at 50th & Fitch Streets.

Plans for the Deanwood Town Center (Nannie Helen Burroughs & Division Avenues) call for 183 residential units, including 165 affordable, with 16,000 SF of retail.


Howard D. Woodson High School

The District government completed the $100 million, 900-student facility in 2011.

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. As part of the New Communities Initiative, the park received $10 million in infrastructure improvements.

Top Local Industries

1,993 Total Area Employment

  • Educational Services: 25%
  • Health Care &
    Social Assistance: 38%
  • Construction: 8%

$15 Million Infrastructure Investment

Completed in 2012, Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue features a reconfigured single-lane roadway to allow for traffic calming, landscaped medians, bicycle lanes, upgraded sidewalks, and street lighting. The District also rehabilitated six bridges over the Watts Branch tributary in 2014.