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The purpose of this thesis is to create a development that will be a catalyst to revitalize Capitol Height’s dilapidated resources. Like many other predominantly African American towns, Capitol Heights Lacks the resources that it once had, such as fresh food, community education, and healthcare. Capitol Heights is located on the outer edge of Southeast Washington, D.C. The density of Capitol Heights needs to move from a horizontal scale (detached single-family housing) to a vertical scale (mid-rise buildings).The poverty rate in the United States averages 10.5%. Having a small population Capitol Heights averaged 10.7%. The crime rate in Capitol Heights is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America. Which in turn makes it hard for large companies to see the value in investing in real estate and jobs there. Capitol Heights being next to Southeast D.C. allows for a great guide on how to go about development. The development in Southeast D.C. has created jobs as well as brought resources that once were scarce to that area. With an addition to a mix-use development building in Capitol Heights, the attention on the area will increase which may increase the population. The Capitol Heights Transit station’s adjacency to public transportation is a huge driving factor in having people live there. With the station, as well as the new building typology, being the leading factor, this will be a great investment for the town of Capitol Heights. Amenities such as a library, grocery store, and urgent care are crucial to this development. Capitol Heights needs major improvements to the living situation that its residents live in currently. This development will bring higher-paying jobs, increase the population, promote healthier living, and be the blueprint for the future of Capitol Heights.