When Neighborhood Development Company envisioned a new residential development, we focused on bringing housing opportunities to the community in a way that could integrate with and enhance the area. The Eads Street Project is located in NE Washington DC in Ward 7. Just blocks from the Anacostia River, this property will feature 49 affordable units in a low-rise four-story building. NDC will maintain ownership over the apartment building. Designed in partnership with the architecture firm, Torti Gallas + Partners, Eads is being built with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability.
Realizing a Vision for Green Construction
Using the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) standard for energy performance, the goal of the Eads Street Project is to be the first LIHTC Passive House new construction, multi-family project in Washington, DC. NDC Senior Vice President Michaela Cancel, focusing on Passive House “was a critical factor in getting community support for the project because it showed our commitment to both affordable housing and environmental responsibility.” When completed, the project will realize significant savings in utility costs as well as minimize its carbon footprint.
A Design With Community in Mind
The Eads Street Project will use building materials and a look and feel that is consistent with a traditional Washington, DC, design. According to Michaela, “We wanted a design that captures the uniquely beautiful features and dimensions of DC.” The low-rise profile will fit in with the assortment of single-family dwellings and smaller multi-unit dwellings on Eads Street, which will integrate it smoothly into the skyline of the neighborhood. The building units range from 1 to 3 bedrooms with on-site parking for the residents.
NDC takes pride in developing real estate in the Washington DC area that brings innovation and opportunity to the community.