We recently learned that local real estate and development firm the Menkiti Group is planning to build an affordable housing building for senior citizens on an empty lot at the corner of 16th and Girard NE. For this project, Menkiti is teaming up with Dantes Partners, another developer. As a “matter of right”, the current commercial zoning for the property, C2A, allows development of up to 50 feet in height. This is not the first time the two companies collaborated, they also worked together to transform an abandoned building in Eckington into the Metropolitan Overlook condo building. There will be a public meeting to discuss the development this Saturday, March 15th, at 11:30 am at the Menkiti Group’s headquarters at 3401 8th Street NE.