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Members of the Park Morton community were given an update on the redevelopment project.

The three-phased project will redevelop the 174-unit Park Morton, a community comprised of 12 three-story buildings, which currently sits on 3.66 acres. It is roughly bounded by Park Road, Warder Road, Lamont Street, and Georgia Avenue in Northwest.

The May 9 meeting focused on preparing residents to participate in the redevelopment plan and relocation process. The District of Columbia Housing Authority will soon submit an application to demolish the existing property with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The first phase will be constructed at nearby Bruce Monroe. It will include a senior building, family apartments, and townhomes. It will include a total of 273 units, including 90 replacement units.

The second and third phases will be constructed to include 189 mixed-income apartments, 57 of which will be replacement units for Park Morton families in a multi-family building and townhomes.

Several new parks will be created. Also, a new street connection will be added at Park Road and Morton Street. Morton Street will be extended to meet Warder Street, as well.

Twenty-seven replacement units were already built at The Avenue.

The Park Morton community will meet this summer to develop their return priority preferences. During the relocation and re-entry phases, residents will be able to return as long as they are lease compliant. They will face no requirements that are more stringent than DCHA’s current policy. DCHA will notify residents three months prior to completion about the availability of units and will cover moving costs for families.

The first of the new units would be delivered in 2021.

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