There's plenty of residential development quietly humming along in the Deanwood, Lincoln Heights and Kenilworth neighborhoods, where older public housing stock is being replaced with build-first mixed-use communities. UrbanTurf took a look at the residential pipeline on the northeast side of East Capitol Street.
Over a year since the site was upzoned and following the opening of a Planet Fitness at the Penn Branch Shopping Center, developer Jair Lynch continues to have the property renovated. The overall plan for the redevelopment at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Branch Avenues SE (map) is to eventually deliver a grocery anchor tenant and some residential, although details are still forthcoming.
A five-story building on the site, designed by Grimm + Parker, would deliver all one-bedrooms for seniors earning up to 50 percent AMI. The building will include some garden-style units along the western façade and 17 parking spaces.
East River Park Redevelopment
Cedar Realty Trust is currently marketing its planned mixed-use redevelopment of the East River Park shopping center at 322 40th Street NE, currently anchored by Safeway. The redevelopment is expected to ensure the return of a grocery store, with all the buildings constructed on a rolling basis according to existing lease terms. The marketing suggests five buildings with 360 apartments, 55,250 square feet of office, and 170,260 square feet of retail.
Senator Square Redevelopment
Cedar Realty has a 99-year ground lease for Senator Square Shopping Center on the south side of Minnesota Ave, setting up another mixed-use redevelopment to be constructed in phases based on currently-active retail leases. Marketing materials describe three buildings containing 196 apartments, 100,000 square feet of office space, and 72,900 square feet of retail, along with retained surface parking.
Kenilworth Courts Redevelopment
In January, the Zoning Commission (ZC) approved a two-year extension for the first phase of a 14-acre planned unit development (PUD) between Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and Kenilworth Avenue NE (map), giving the development team until 2021 to secure building permits. The first phase will deliver two four-story buildings containing 118 replacement and 49 affordable apartments; the development will also require a second-stage PUD application to be filed for the second and third phases, which will deliver roughly 363 units across three multi-family buildings and townhouses.
The latter phases are expected to include 172 additional replacement units, 84 units affordable to households earning up to 60 percent of area median income (AMI), 65 units for households earning up to 80 percent AMI, and 42 for-sale units for households earning up to 120 percent AMI. The development will also have 304 off-street parking spaces upon completion. The DC Housing Authority and the Warrenton Group are helming this project in partnership with the Michaels Organization; Torti Gallas Urban is the architect.
While it is unclear when the 1.6-acre Park and Ride surface lot at Deanwood Metro station (map) will be offered for redevelopment. There are two potential PUD scenarios: the first would deliver a four-story replacement parking garage appended to a 3-4 story mixed-use building with 138 apartments above 10,000 square feet of retail. The second, recommended by Metro staff, would deliver 160 apartments above 10,000 square feet of retail sans parking garage.