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Mayor Bowser breaks ground on new affordable senior housing in Ward 3

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and community members are breaking ground today (Oct. 25) on the construction of 93 units of affordable senior housing at the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home in Friendship Heights.

The project is the first project west of Rock Creek Park to be partly funded by the District’s Housing Production Trust Fund.

Earlier, Commercial Observer (CO) reported Urban Atlantic Development has closed on $69 million of financing to build a new affordable senior housing development in Washington, D.C. ‘s Ward 3, which will be the first independent senior living development in the Friendship Heights area.

The project supports Mayor Bowser’s goal of adding 36,000 housing units throughout the city by 2025, 12,000 of which are affordable. It will also support the district’s energy and climate goals to transition to zero waste, develop net-zero carbon buildings, and to ensure a low-carbon future that benefits all, a statement from the mayor’s office says.

Once completed, the whole building will include an all-electric heat pump system which will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the building by up to 54 percent and reduce energy bills for the property.

Mark Buckshon
Mark Buckshonhttps://washingtonconstructionnews.com
Mark Buckshon is the publisher and interim editor of Washington Construction News. He is also president of the Construction News and Report Group of Companies. He combines a journalism and business background, and has published construction trade publications for more than 30 years, after an earlier career in journalism, which culminated when he lived through the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe in 1978-80 as a sub-editor for the Bulawayo Chronicle and a correspondent for a Canadian news service.


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