Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Greenleaf Charrette Planned for Saturday - POSTPONED


On Saturday morning, there will be a charrette to discuss the redevelopment of Greenleaf. At this meeting, the public will learn about the latest news regarding the redevelopment of the sprawling public housing complex, which includes the Greenleaf seniors building and mid-rise building on the south side of M Street and Greenleaf Gardens Extension on the north side of M Street. In addition, participants will work with planners to draft the project guidelines of the redevelopment. 


Back in 2013, DCHA applied for (but did not receive) a $500,000 HUD Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant to help plan for the redevelopment of Greenleaf. Despite the setback, DCHA is moving forward with planning since the Greenleaf buildings are more than 50 years old and are near the end of their useful lifespan. Since then, DCHA hired HR&A Advisors and other firms to develop a feasible redevelopment plan for Greenleaf, which will be completed by the end of 2015. Once the plan is adopted, then DCHA will work with a private developer to bring the plan for a mixed income community to fruition. Back in 2013, there was a five-year timeline to redevelop Greenleaf, but that was before DCHA did not receive the HUD grant, which delayed the process. 

The charrette will be held at the Southwest Family Enhancement Center at 203 N Street from 10am to 12pm.

Update 9/10: The charrette has been postponed. Once a new date has been set, I'll let you know...

3 comments:

SWDrew said...

YESSSSSSSS

west156th said...

About time.....!!!

Stacy Cloyd said...

I've gotten word that this event has been cancelled.