The John and Jill Ker Conway Residence in Northeast has just been named one of the D.C. metropolitan region’s most innovative developments by ULI Washington.

The building, created by a collaboration between a host of federal, local, and non-profit partners including the District of Columbia Housing Authority, was among the winners of ULI Washington’s third annual Real Estate Trends Conference Awards Program. The 124-unit mixed income building is among the first of its kind in the country to have full-time, onsite Veterans Affairs case managers and it has received the award for Excellence in Housing Development.

“DCHA is so proud to play a part in this first-of-its-kind building’s existence,” said DCHA Executive Director Adrianne Todman. “Not only have we helped to make this building home to 60 formerly homeless veterans, but we also have more than 60 lower-income households that we are able to keep in the District.”

Located at 1005 North Capitol Street, NE, 10 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the building was made possible through a partnership between Community Solutions, a national non-profit organization; McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc., a leading property development firm; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; several D.C. government departments; and DCHA.  The goal was to diversify and contribute to the ongoing revitalization of the booming NoMa neighborhood, while preserving affordability for residents.

All six of ULI Washington’s award categories recognize innovative projects, policies, and initiatives that enhance vibrant neighborhoods, exemplify creative problem solving, and celebrate visionary thinking.

“This year’s 54 applications for the Trends Awards reflect the best of the Washington real estate community’s creativity and dedication to creating livable, sustainable places,” said Bob Peck, Principal at Gensler and Jury Foreman for the Trends Conference Awards. “The jury did not find it easy to narrow the field, but we are sure that the finalists are the best in their categories, providing models for vibrant housing, commercial and mixed-use development in our region’s communities.”

The winners of the other five categories are: 5600 Fishers Lane in Rockville, MD for Excellence in Office Development; Lot 31 in Bethesda, MD for Excellence in Mixed-Use Development; Dunbar Senior High School in Washington, D.C. for Excellence in Institutional Development; Octave 1320 in Silver Spring, MD for Excellence in Adaptive Reuse; and The Wharf in Washington, D.C. for the Impact Award.

During a special presentation Hotel Hive in Washington, D.C. was also awarded the 2017 Juror’s Choice Award. The award recognizes the project team’s dedication to creative place making – employing art and culture, in tandem with great design – to deliver a refreshing, affordable, creative new face to a project in the heart of Washington, D.C.


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