Development is slowly but surely coming to Rhode Island Avenue NE, so it is great to see that there is a project on the horizon at 18th and RIA (across from the Woodridge Library) that will provide some much needed affordable senior housing. Here is what it will look like when complete.
The location was recently a used car lot, that by now has been closed and surrounded by construction fencing. The developer is Lock 7. From the project page:
1736 Rhode Island Ave NE is a 63-unit affordable housing project located in Brookland. The project is selected to receive funding from the Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) through DC’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Over half of the units (32) will be set aside for senior tenants and 13 units for Permanent Supportive Housing.
The project is supposed to be completed by Fall 2019. We are always happy to see affordable housing projects, hopefully all goes well.