The groundbreaking for this project, located at 1330 Missouri Avenue NW, will be this Tues. From a press release:
“VIDA Senior Centers invite you to join Mayor Adrian Fenty, Angel Luis Irene of VIDA Senior Centers, representatives from City First Bank of DC, city officials, friends and neighbors at the groundbreaking for the construction of 36 units of Affordable Housing for Seniors and a new Senior Service Center at the future home of the VIDA Senior Residences at Brightwood located at 1330 Missouri Avenue NW in Brightwood (between 13th and 14th on the south side of Missouri Avenue)”.
More details about the building after the jump.
•First new construction in the Brightwood neighborhood in decades as the surrounding existing housing
stock is all pre 1930-1950 construction
•Layered financing utilizing federal stimulus programs (Section 1602 Tax Credit Exchange),
Neighborhood Investment Fund (NIF), private bank debt and Enterprise Green Communities grant
•Building to feature several environmentally sensitive design elements including:
• Vegetative roofing (Green Roof) will be used for approximately 50% of the roof area
to further reduce the heat island effect, heating/cooling loads, and need for storm water
facilities. It is also a project goal that vegetative roofs be integrated with roof terraces
for use by the residents – given the limited area afforded by the site.
• Use of permeable paving within the parking and drive areas will reduce the size/need
for underground storm water structures, allowing potential re-allocation of financial
resources to other uses such as subsidizing programs, services, or rents, and/or other
implementing more green building measures.
• Use of high-emissive roofing will reduce heat island affect and to reduce cooling loads
and associated utility costs.
• Provision of privately-metered electrical services (per unit) and individual hot water
heaters will incentivize energy conservation and reduction of utility bills.
• Use of non-vinyl and non-carpet floor coverings throughout will promote indoor air
quality and reduce long-term maintenance costs.
• Residential units and common spaces will be designed to receive as much natural light
as possible, minimizing the artificial lighting demand and thereby reducing energy
costs and heating demands – in addition to maximizing the quality of the interior
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