TRANSFORMATION IS UNDERWAY just five blocks south of the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metrorail Station. Situated between prominent Georgia Avenue and Park Road, Park Morton and surrounding neighborhoods
are growing as part of the District’s New Communities Initiative.
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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.
Park View Community Partners and the DC Housing Authority are jointly redeveloping the Park Morton complex and Bruce Monroe Park site into 462 mixed-income residential units over three phases. The development plan includes a public park, apartments (including senior units), and for-sale housing.
Great Streets + Main Streets
Several streets in the area are designated Great Streets corridors.
As funds become available, small businesses may apply for grants
to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. The area is also supported by Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street through community-based economic development initiatives.