For a few years now, folks have been wondering what would become of the office building that was erected along the Metro tracks on 9th Street NE between Kearny and Lawrence. When construction started in 2014 there were rumors it would be used for medical offices but we never heard anything concrete. By 2016, construction stalled, the Brookland Station townhomes next to it were built, and the building simply sat with no apparent activity.
Recently there appears to finally be tenants: DC’s Child and Family Services Agency, Office Of Youth Empowerment. We stopped by yesterday and the name of the agency is etched on the glass door, there is a security guard and we saw a number of cars with DC Government Fleet licence plates parked in the building’s garage. According to the Child and Family Services Agency, the purpose of the Office Of Youth Empowerment is:
CFSA’s Office of Youth Empowerment (OYE) provides a host of programs and growth experiences for District teens and young adults in foster care. In partnership with social workers, foster caregivers, and the community, OYE’s goals are to teach, train, and guide these young people—and ultimately to help each one begin to recognize and develop his/her unique potential.
At this point we don’t know any more about the use of the building.