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Affordable housing proposed for 8th and T NW

The district’s Historic Preservation Review Board at its July 23 meeting supported with conditions the construction of a residential project at 8th and T Street NW, in the U Street Historic District.

Non-profit developer Manna Inc. proposes to subdivide one lot into three at the corner of 8th and T Streets NW, and to construct two market-rate and four affordable flats in one building designed to look like individual rowhomes. Two larger units would front onto 8th and the smaller units onto T Street. HPRB requested clarification of building heights and design details on the brick facades.

The project dates to 2013 when the District requested proposals for the city-owned vacant lot, then valued at approximately $930,000. 

Read more articles by Barbara Pash.

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