next to 1290 Alabama Ave, SE rendering via WMATA
“Metro joined with minority-owned Standard Real Estate Investments, Trammell Crow Company, and non-profit affordable housing developer National Housing Trust, to announce a transit-oriented development made possible through the sale of Metro’s vacant land adjacent to Congress Heights Metro Station.
The land, which is just under an acre, is located at the southern entrance of the station. The lot will become part of a larger two-acre mixed-use development with plans for a 240,000 square foot office building and 179 affordable housing units at 30-80 percent of area median income levels that are supported by the District’s Nonprofit Affordable Housing Developer Tax Relief program.
“Mayor Bowser has carefully led the transformation of St. Elizabeth’s East, so it reflects the interests and needs of the Congress Heights neighborhood,” said Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio. “This mixed-use development across Alabama Avenue SE will complement that work and ensure that both entrances to the Congress Heights Metro Station bring vibrancy to the neighborhood while also advancing DC’s goal of 36,000 new homes by 2025.”
Metro is a national leader among transit agencies in fostering private sector development on transit properties. To date, joint development projects at 27 stations have delivered more than 13 million square feet of office, residential, hotel and retail space. Metro’s transit-oriented developments contribute more than $42 million in annual tax revenue to local jurisdictions and have increased property values within a half mile by more than $160 billion.
“We are pleased to be a part of this project that generates new economic vitality to the community and affordable housing, as well as new ridership,” said General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld. “The sale of this land will support reinvestment in our core business and provide more access to transit in the communities we serve.”
By expanding housing and job opportunities near transit, projects like Congress Heights increase ridership, reduce traffic congestion and its environmental impacts, and create more affordable housing options by reducing expenses associated with auto ownership.
“Through this intricate transaction we take a giant step toward unlocking the benefits of this extremely well-located site through the office project we’ve planned with Trammell Crow Company and the affordable housing units that National Housing Trust will develop,” said Jerome Nichols, President of Standard Real Estate Investments.
Development of the land will support efforts by the District to enhance and stimulate growth at the former St. Elizabeth’s Hospital site, which is immediately adjacent to the Congress Heights Metro Station.
The sale delivers about $3.1 million to Metro to support its transit operations. Metro will retain full operational control of the station including the entrance, tunnel and related facilities. The main entrance to Congress Heights Station, bus loop and Kiss & Ride areas located across Alabama Avenue from the development site will not be affected by the project.”
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You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
Get your tickets now!
Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Join the Terrells and many other local artists for a holiday party at The Fillmore School in Georgetown from 6-8pm on Saturday, December 16th. There will be open studios, live music, chair massages, and local businesses with holiday specials. This