D.C. is moving forward with another mixed-use project on the St. Elizabeths East campus in Congress Heights, selecting a Black-owned, local developer to take the baton in the next phase of the enormous redevelopment project.
The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development announced Friday it selected a Neighborhood Development Co.-led team to build a 421-unit apartment project with commercial space on the Southeast D.C. campus.
Neighborhood Development Co. CEO Adrian Washington told Bisnow Friday his firm aims to break ground by the end of 2022, and he expects it will be an 18-month construction process.
“I grew up in Ward 8 less than a mile from there,” Washington said. “When I was a kid, I would go by that site, and to think many years later I would be able to develop that site is mind-blowing.”