Info & Address
1100 Alabama Avenue, SE ,
Washington, DC 20032
Project announced: November 2016
The first phase of the redevelopment of St. Elizabeths East campus redevelopment includes the conversion of seven historic hospital buildings into 252 mixed-income rental apartments.
The $100 million project, from Flaherty & Collins Properties and the Anacostia Economic Development Corp., marks a major step in the effort to transform one of D.C.’s largest developable parcels into a transit-oriented, mixed-used project near the Congress Heights Metro station. Master developers Redbrick LMD and Gragg Cardona Partners have mapped out a 2 million-square-foot, multidecade plan for the 180-acre campus, to include residential, retail and office.
Full buildout costs for phase one, which is divided into three parts, could top $240 million by 2023.
The city has spent $58 million to upgrade infrastructure to make this initial phase possible. Those upgrades will be complete by September 2018, right when Events D.C.’s $65 million sports arena is expected to open.
The first part of phase one will entail renovating seven historic buildings totaling 354,000 square feet into rental units situated in an oval pattern, with one central building surrounded by the remaining six.
Approximately 80 percent of the units will be affordable to families making up to 60 percent of the area median income. Basement spaces in two of the historic buildings totaling approximately 14,000 square feet will be leased for community amenities. Parking for the site will consist of two surface lots.
The apartments are expected to be complete by the end of 2020. The project will be funded through a combination of historic and low income tax credits.
For more information: Mayor Bowser Releases DC Housing Preservation Strike Force Report