Monday, May 14, 2012

Mixed-Use, Post-Foster Care Housing Project Planned for 9th and S Streets, NW

As first reported by Lydia DePillis in the Washington City Paper, a mixed-used redevelopment project named "The Bridge" is being proposed for the northeast corner of 9th and S Streets, NW.

The project would entail the demolition of two buildings (1801-3 9th Street, NW, and 813-15 S Street, NW), including the former Townes Groceries building, and construction of a new building with approximately 14,000 square feet of space.

The new building would include 10 efficiency apartment units for young adults who have aged out of the foster care system, 3,271 of retail space, and 3,271 square feet of office space.

According to a project description package prepared by D.C. Housing Enterprises (a subsidiary of the D.C. Housing Authority, the District's public housing agency), as part of the project the National Center for Children and Families will "administer educational support, workforce development, and soft skills that will carry these children throughout their lives."

There are a couple of question marks regarding the project: the property does not appear to be owned by D.C. Housing Enterprises or the named developer, Thornwell Colden Foundation.  In addition, a Google search for that foundation produced no results.

View the project description package, including project images, project timeline, and project budget, after the jump.

9th and S Streets, NW, Redevelopment — Project Description Package
The project description for the proposed redevelopment redevelopment project at the northeast corner of 9th and S Streets, NW, may be viewed below or by clicking here.

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