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Considering the economics, demographics and the background of the site, the vision for its development is an affordable residential project. The area surrounding the site is home to a older housing stock, with little to no new development in the immediate area. The economic makeup of the area is largely low-income and working-class citizens, many of whom likely need a better housing option. Due to the site’s location just outside of Washington D.C, the site could include a mixed-income housing development, and possibly offer both for-rent and for-sale products. Mixed-income projects are becoming more popular in the region; similar projects have been planned for other sites in the area such as Barry Farm in Southeast DC. The Barry Farm redevelopment project will demolish 432 deteriorating low-income apartments and build over 1,400 mixed-income residences, 50,000 square feet of retail and commercial space, and 80,000 square feet of green space.
Final project for RDEV690 (Spring 2018). University of Maryland, College Park.