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Nonprofit developer CPDC kicks off second phase of renovations for affordable community in Edgewood

Ceremonial groundbreaking for Edgewood Commons

The plan for opening Edgewood Commons

It's a new day for Edgewood Commons, the nearly 800-unit affordable complex in Edgewood that for years was known mostly for blight, crime and drugs. The buildings have been on the upswing for years, especially after a renovation of one of the buildings that completed last year, but this morning city officials and nonprofit developer Community Preservation and Development Corporation kicked off the next phase of redevelopment--$50 million of renovations for another of the parcels (292 units) including new flooring and cabinetry, lobby improvements, and major exterior improvements.

According to a release from CPDC, part of the renovations include adding a water feature, community gardens, and a half-mile fitness trail with exercise stations throughout.

The units--a mix of studios and 1-4 bedrooms--were previously affordable, restricted to anyone making 80% or less of the area median income, which is $107,500 for a family of four. After the renovation they will be separated into a wider range of affordabilities: 114 units, with Housing and Urban Development vouchers for residents at or below 50% of the area median income, 91 units for residents at or below 60% AMI, and 87 units for 61-80 % AMI.

Read more articles by Rachel Kaufman.

Rachel is the managing editor of Elevation D.C. She also covers tech, business and science for publications nationwide. She lives in Brookland.
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