Though the District is moving forward with plans to build its new Ward 1 transitional housing facility at 10th and V streets NW, that wasn’t the only site it considered.
According to information released by Mayor Bowser’s office yesterday, the city also considered building its new shelter in Park View (625 Park Rd. NW; 3619 Georgia Ave. NW) and Adams Morgan (1724 Kalorama Ave. NW). Additionally, the city also looked at constructing its Ward 2 shelter for women in Dupont Circle (1606 17th St., NW).
Ultimately, those plans fell through due to a variety of reasons that included sites not being large enough and unsuccessful negotiations with developers.
“We were looking for roughly 30,000 square feet per site, preferably close to public transportation and other services and amenities, and sites that are economically feasible – and able to be developed within a 24-30 month timeline,” Bowser’s office said in a press release. “Once we had exhausted that inventory, we looked for properties to purchase or lease. . . . In total, we reviewed 28 responses from all eight wards.”
Click here to view a map of every location the city considered, courtesy of the Washington City Paper.
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