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Controversial D.C. development plans for first phase

The owner of this development is moving forward, despite a lawsuit filed about a month ago

In August, residents of a Brentwood residential development, known as Brookland Manor, filed a lawsuit against the owner, Mid-City Financial Corp. Despite the lawsuit that claimed Mid-City’s redevelopment plan violates federal and D.C. fair housing laws that protect tenants from discrimination, Mid-City has filed plans for the first phase of the project, as reported by Washington Business Journal.

The first phase of the project, named RIA, will feature two four-story buildings with roughly 230 residential units. When complete, the full project will feature 1,760 residential units and 181,000 square feet of retail on a 20-acre site from Rhode Island Avenue NE to Bryant Street. There will also be 1,590 parking spaces and 384 affordable housing units.

According to the Washington Business Journal, the developer is expected to file four second-stage PUDs for various sections of the project. For more information on the lawsuit, go to this Curbed article.