Mayor Gray Breaks Ground on Mixed-Use Project, Affordable Housing at Former M. M. Washington Site

On August 14th, Mayor Gray, other government officials and representatives of the project’s development team broke ground on the House of Lebanon, a mixed-use real estate project providing affordable housing for seniors, new amenities and new community space on the site of the former Margaret Murray Washington Career High School in Ward 5.

 


3 thoughts on “Mayor Gray Breaks Ground on Mixed-Use Project, Affordable Housing at Former M. M. Washington Site

  1. From the August 21, 2012 “Mayor Gray Report”:

    š Mayor Gray Breaks Ground on Mixed-Use Project, Affordable Housing at Former M. M. Washington Career High School Site

    On August 14th, Mayor Gray, other government officials and representatives of the project’s development team broke ground on the House of Lebanon, a mixed-use real estate project providing affordable housing for seniors, new amenities and new community space on the site of the former Margaret Murray Washington Career High School in Ward 5.

    “Affordable housing can be a struggle for people of all ages, and District seniors deserve the very best,” said Mayor Gray. “This public-private collaborative reflects my administration’s commitment to ensuring every resident who wants to remain in the District has access to safe, livable, affordable housing that creates a sense of community.”

  2. More on the former MM Washington School at 27 O Street NW — from the Washington Post October 2011: the designation of the building as historic:

    Margaret Murray school named D.C. historic site
    Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 11:29 AM
    [http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-news-in-brief/2011/10/04/gIQAjzNHfL_story.html]

    The Historic Preservation Review Board recently designated the Margaret Murray Washington School, 27 O St. NW, a landmark for the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites. The building will eventually house 82 units of affordable housing.

    The school was originally known as the O Street Vocational School. The main block was built in 1912 from plans by D.C. municipal architect Snowden Ashford. It was renamed in 1926 for the former Tuskegee Institute teacher and widow of Tuskegee founder Booker T. Washington.

    Development will be partially funded through federal rehabilitation tax credits. The building is to retain its basic floor plan and many interior features and trim. For information, go to planning.dc.gov.

  3. And here are some links about the project itself:

    a) http://www.columbuspm.org/Connect_Portfolio_Lebanon.asp
    Adaptive reuse of historic school building
    82 units of affordable senior housing
    Spacious studio, 1 and 2-bedroom units
    10,000 square foot community space
    Designed to qualify for Enterprise Green Communities
    Development cost: $23.3 Million

    b) http://missionfirsthdc.blogspot.com/2012/07/historic-mm-washington-school-to.html

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