The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) hosted, on May 14, 2010, by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, other city officials and community activists today as they broke ground on Phase I of the Sheridan Station HOPE VI redevelopment project. Sheridan Station, DCHA’s seventh HOPE VI redevelopment, is a Gold LEED property.

“Phase I of the Sheridan Station development is on track to become the premier green, transit-oriented mixed-income housing development in the District of Columbia,” said Interim DCHA Executive Director Adrianne Todman. “It includes a solar power array, vegetative green roof, bio-retention facilities, Energy Star© appliances and sustainable building materials.”

Anchored in a 2007, $20 million HOPE VI grant, and spurred on by an additional $5.8 million through The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Phase I of Sheridan Station creates a green, holistic model of redevelopment.

Phase I consists of a five story loft-style apartment building with 104 units, two adjacent 4-unit manor buildings and two townhomes. The 114 units will all be restricted to families at or below 60% of AMI and 45 of the units will be public housing replacement units, with housing priority going to former Sheridan Terrace residents.

There will be a 6,000 square foot vegetative green roof on the multifamily building as a place for residents to relax. This roof will be on top of the concrete parking garage and be accessible through the second floor of the multifamily building. All roof drains and gutters will feed directly into a 3000 gallon rainwater collection system, allowing the water to be re-used for irrigation. Additionally, a solar array will be installed on the roof of, which will power the building’s core energy needs, including common area lighting and elevators.

“The start of this new development demonstrates our continued commitment to growing and improving our inventory of high quality affordable housing in the District of Columbia,” said Mayor Fenty. “A top priority is to provide housing for former Sheridan Terrace residents and it marks an important step forward for the Barry Farm New Communities Initiative.”

In addition to the green initiatives, a portion of the funding will go towards jobs for low-income residents through DCHA’s Section 3 Program. Numerous pedestrian connections have been made to bring residents from the site down to the public sidewalks onto Sheridan Road and towards the Metro station. The name “Sheridan Station” was given to the project to reflect its future as a transit oriented development near the Anacostia Metro Station.

Upon completion, Sheridan Station will be a 344 mixed-income community with 183 rental units and 161 units for homeownership. This redevelopment replaces Sheridan Terrace, a 183-unit public housing community demolished in 1997.

William C. Smith & Company, the developer for Sheridan Station, is a DC-based firm with four decades of experience providing integrated real estate services to the Washington DC Metropolitan area and has developed over 5,000 units of housing for families in all income categories throughout the city.

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