Washington, DC – A formal groundbreaking ceremony was held at Sheridan Station Sheridan Road, SE, Washington, DC for the third phase of construction Friday, September 27, 2013. The Mayor Vincent Gray was joined by the DC Housing Authority, the DC Housing Finance Agency, and developer WC Smith.

Sheridan Station is the redevelopment of a vacant public housing site in Washington’s Ward 8 and is significant for the preservation of affordable housing in the District of Columbia. At completion, the development will provide 327 units of mixed income, transit-oriented rental and for-sale housing built to green building standards.

The first phase of Sheridan Station is the first multifamily development in the District of Columbia to achieve a status of LEED Platinum. In addition to a full-service health and wellness clinic, community meeting room, and exercise facility, Phase I has a 100 kilowatt roof-top solar array which will produce enough electricity to offset up to 40% of the annual electric costs for the 114-unit building’s common areas. The 125,000 square foot building also has a vegetative green roof and an underground rainwater cistern that collects storm water run-off.

The second phase of development consists of 80 for-sale townhomes and condominiums. The first 18 to be completed have been sold and settled with the next 20 under construction and pre-sold. Phase three will consist of an additional 133 multifamily units.

Earlier this year the project was named Multifamily Development of the Year by the Washington Business Journal. The project has also just recently received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Project of the Year Award for the Homes Award of Excellence.

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