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Not As Much Affordable Housing As You Would Expect For Benning Road

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Donatelli Development secured financing to build a 376-unit apartment building at the corner of Benning Road and Minnesota Avenue NE, but only 92% of the building is reserved for people making sixty percent or less than the median income. That's because local residents wanted some of the apartments at market rate. From the article:

He said he is used to residents asking him to add subsidized units into his projects, but with Benning residents it was the reverse. “They wanted some market rate units included,” [Chris Donatelli] said. “So it’s the opposite.” For a rendering of what the project is expected to look like, click through the jump.

· Donatelli Development to break ground on Benning Road apartments [WaPo]

Rendering from Donatelli/Blue Sky via DCMetrocentric