In early December we wrote about one of the largest potential developments in the city, Brentwood Village, which may be coming to other other side of Rhode Island Avenue from Brookland. According to the Zoning Commission calendar:
Subject Property is currently the site of the Brookland Manor apartment complex and a strip commercial shopping center located at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue, N.E. and Montana Avenue, N.E. The proposed PUD project will create a new community that will be called Brentwood Village. The Applicant will replace all of the existing buildings on the Subject Property and will establish a new street grid with eight new blocks for development and a new centrally located community green and pedestrian walk. The PUD project will include a variety of housing types (multi-family, senior housing, two-over-two buildings, and townhouses) and a retail component divided among the eight new blocks.
The development project, if approved, will eliminate 535 mostly affordable housing units and will create over 2,000 residential units and over 200,000 square feet of retail, including a supermarket. The developer is committed to 20% affordable housing in the new Brentwood Village, which is double the amount required by the DC Zoning Commission. It is unclear what will happen in the interim to those currently living in Brookland Manor’s affordable housing units.
If you are interested in testifying at the hearing, or would like more detailed information, click here for the Notice of Public Hearing. For images/renderings of the proposed development check out this link. The hearing will take place on Monday, March 16, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Due to Section 8 HUD agreements with the property owner, construction could not begin until 2017.