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Abandoned Congress Heights complex to undergo multi-million dollar redevelopment

Expect over 200 new apartments, many of which will have at least two bedrooms each

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A neglected housing complex near the Congress Heights Metro station is going to see new life, thanks to an $82 million redevelopment planned for the property. Parkway Overlook, located at 2841 Robinson Place SE, consists of 20 vacant buildings, totaling 266 units, but will eventually entail 220 new affordable apartments.

Most of these new units will be two- and three-bedrooms with some one-bedrooms included. There will also be 11 permanent supportive housing units.

As reported by the Washington City Paper, the D.C. Housing Authority will “self-develop” the property and install solar panels to help future tenants save on their energy costs.

Funding for the project is coming from more than $20 million in Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) money, more than $38 million in D.C. Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) bonds, and almost $30 million in equity through tax credits, according to the Washington City Paper.

D.C. Invests Big in Redevelopment of Neglected Southeast Complex Into Affordable Housing [Washington City Paper]