“As part of a year-long community-led effort, the 11th Street Bridge Park releases an Equitable Development Plan to ensure that nearby residents can benefit from this new civic space. The Bridge Park’s Equitable Development Task Force, formed in the fall of 2014, has worked with community residents, business owners, policy experts and government officials to identify actionable recommendations that the Bridge Park and its partners can take in three areas: workforce development, small business enterprise and housing. The Task Force has developed an Equitable Development Plan comprised of 19 specific recommendations encouraging inclusive development in the neighborhoods surrounding the park.
With the release of the Equitable Development Plan, Bridge Park staff will partner with experts from the Urban Institute to create measureable and detailed outcomes for each recommendation. Implementation of the recommendations has already begun. In early 2016 for instance, the Bridge Park will provide financial support for a new East of the River Home Buyers Club run by MANNA. The Home Buyers Club offers free high-quality financial literacy training and homebuyer education services with the goal of helping low and moderate income persons acquire quality housing and build assets for families through homeownership.
The Equitable Development Plan supports the unprecedented $100 million investment made by the Mayor of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Council in the Housing Production Trust Fund, an effort to create a more inclusive city. (more…)
This house is located at 2336 Payne Terrace, Southeast. The listing says:
“Amazing Renovation in the Heart of Historic Anacostia. Seller renovated this beautiful home as if it were here own!!! Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Counter-tops, SS Appliances Hardwood Flooring throughout the entire home. Spa-like bath with Marble Tile. Great yard space with driveway parking. Quite street on a cul-de-sac”
Hipchickindc is a licensed real estate broker. She is the President of 10 Square Real Estate. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Featured Property: 1509 U St SE
Legal Subdivision: Anacostia
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Anacostia
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2.5 Basement: Unfinished cellar Parking: Driveway/Off Street
Ownership: Fee Simple Original List Price for this listing: $399,000
List Price at Contract: $399,000
List Date: 07/30/15
Days on Market: 11 Settled Sales Price: $368,000.
Seller Subsidy: $11,040.
Settlement Date: 09/24/15
Transaction type: Standard
Ten years ago, in “needing cosmetic updates” condition, this detached single family home in Anacostia, a few blocks from the Frederic Douglass National Historic Site and Anacostia Arts Center, sold for $170,000. In 2009, in what appears from the pics to be about the same condition it is in now, the home sold for net $291,000.
As housing in other parts of the city continues to see a decrease in affordability, prices east of the river remain relatively lower, but have also been heating up. Although there were fewer homes sold in Anacostia in 2015 year to date than in 2014, the total sales volume was up. The current median sales price in the legal subdivision of Anacostia has increased from $190,000. for the same year to date period in 2014 to $267,500. for year to date 2015 (up 41.79%). For the same comparison periods, days on market have decreased from an average of almost two months on market to about three weeks. Months of supply (based on inventory and absorption rate) has decreased from a balanced 5.4 months of supply to a more seller-weighted 4 months of supply.
You can see current active house listings in Anacostia here. This snapshot of available fee simple inventory includes homes listed in a range from $165,000. all the way to $800,000.
The listing agent for this sale was Reginald Francois with Property Specialists Realty. Aty Biswese with Nid Group, LLC represented the buyer.
“I was out in Anacostia yesterday afternoon helping look for Charlotte, the lost hound mix, and I found this sweet little girl. No collar or tags. I took her to the NY Ave shelter to scan for microchip but none was found. Small brown poodle mix, heavily matted but very sweet. I am a coordinator for K9 Lifesavers rescue so I will hold on to her for the 5-day stray hold period animal control suggested, then re-home her.”
“Over two weeks local teens from both sides of the Anacostia River have collaborated to create a 55 foot mural. The underlying energy of the mural will focus on capturing the essence of neighborhoods along the Anacostia River through trans-community dialogue.
Tomorrow, there will be a FREE Mural Exhibition Reception open to the public on August 19th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at THEARC’s ArtReach Community Gallery. RSVP here if you would like to attend.”
More info and photos from The 11th Street Bridge Park:
Roller skates are free to check out with a valid I.D. Call (202) 472-3884 for availability.
The skating pavilion is located at 1500 Anacostia Drive SE, Washington, D.C., near the DC-295 and Pennsylvania Ave. SE interchange. Via DC-295, exit onto eastbound Pennsylvania Ave. SE, take the first right onto Fairlawn Ave. SE, then the first right onto Nicholson Drive SE, right onto Anacostia Drive, then proceed to the parking area.
Metro: Exit at Potomac Ave. station on the Blue/Orange/Silver lines. Walk southeast along Pennsylvania Ave. SE, and cross the bridge. If crossing from the north side of the bridge, immediately after crossing the bridge, turn left to follow the trail to Anacostia Drive and continue straight to the right to the skating pavilion. If crossing the south side of the bridge, immediately after crossing the bridge, follow the path to the right to Anacostia Drive, then turn right on Anacostia Drive and continue straight to the skating pavilion.”
This house is located at 1509 U Street, Southeast. The listing says:
“1906 style 3br 2.5ba home with a completely modernized interior. home sits on a tree-lined street adjacent to Ketcham elementary school. Entry level has hardwood floors and open floor plan.The galley kitchen, stainless steel and black appliancesEntry Level : Living room, dining room, den, kitchen, half bathUpper level: Three bedrooms two full bathroomsLower level: Unfinished cellar, w/d”
“American Moor, a solo play written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb, begins performances Friday, July 17, 2015 with a opening night gala to benefit the Anacostia Playhouse located at 2020 Shannon Pl SE, Washington, DC 20020. Tickets for the opening are $100 for reserved seating and $50 for general seating and include a champagne reception with the actor/playwright.
This DC area engagement will be directed by fellow actor, and regular of the DC theater scene, Craig Wallace.
American Moor is authentic and unwavering in its hope for change and forward progress. Guests are invited and encouraged to come and lend their voices to the dialogue at one of eight performances scheduled with post-show discussions: Friday, July 24; Thursday, July 30; Friday, July 31; Sunday, August 2; Friday, August 7; Sunday, August 9; Thursday, August 13; Friday, August 14. Post-show discussions are presented in partnership with Folger Shakespeare Library and Thembi Duncan.
Special guest facilitators will be announced on social media under the hashtag #MoorToThisStory.
What: AMERICAN MOOR by Keith Hamilton Cobb presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code. When: July 17-August 16, 2015. Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm.
Run Time: 80 minutes
Information: www.anacostiaplayhouse.com Tickets: $25 each; Call 202-290-2328 or visit www.anacostiaplayhouse.com Where: Anacostia Playhouse. 2020 Shannon Place, SE, Washington, DC 20020
Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for East of the River residents, seniors and students.”
This rental is located at 1643 U Street Southeast. The listing says:
“Nice Detached Victorian Home w/Some Original Features 2 Levels 4-Bedrooms 2-Full Baths w/Large Rear Fenced Yard & Front Landscaped Garden Front Porch/Rear Deck Windows/Storage Sitting Rm Off Rr Bdrm Sep Dining Rm Living Rm Bright Eat-In Kitchen Pets: Case-by-Case Basis 2 Car Driveway Close to Metro/Transportation & Routes 695/295/395 Owner: Lic RE Agent Min.Income: $60K Good Credit”