The District of Columbia Housing Authority has partnered with Greenleaf District Partners, a team comprised of developers Pennrose, EYA and Bozzuto Group to begin negotiations on the redevelopment of the greater Greenleaf community, including Greenleaf Gardens, Greenleaf Senior, Greenleaf Additions, and Greenleaf Extension.
“DCHA is pleased to be moving forward with Greenleaf District Partners to create a new, mixed-use community with a commitment to one-for-one replacement for all 493 units and to provide build first options for residents” said DCHA Executive Director Tyrone Garrett. “We look forward to working hand in glove with the residents of Greenleaf and collaborating with the community to shape a future that we can be proud of together.”
Greenleaf District Partners was selected from five submissions for being the most aligned with the criteria set forth in DCHA’s request for proposal to redevelop the 10-acre community. Built in 1959, the Greenleaf community consists of 493 public housing units across 23 separate buildings, including garden-style apartments and two high-rise buildings. It occupies five blocks near the M Street SW and Delaware Avenue SW intersection, about a quarter-mile from the Waterfront Metro station.
“Greenleaf District Partners is honored to have been selected by the District of Columbia Housing Authority to work with the residents and DCHA to reimagine and redevelop the Greenleaf community. Our team has a longstanding commitment to developing high-quality, mixed-income communities in the D.C. region. We understand the significance of this endeavor to the residents of Greenleaf, the surrounding community, DCHA, and city leadership. Of critical importance is ensuring one-for-one replacement of the existing public housing and providing “build-first” housing options in the Southwest community for existing Greenleaf residents. We look forward to rolling up our sleeves and working with residents and DCHA to move this project forward,” stated Ivy Dench-Carter, Regional Vice President of Pennrose, LLC.