Mayor Adrian M. Fenty last week announced the District selected a development team led by Urban Matters, Mission First, Mt. Lebanon CDC and the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) to redevelop the former MM Washington Career High School. The Urban Matters/WIN proposal calls for redeveloping the 80 to 90 units of affordable senior rental housing and 15,000 square feet of community space. The development team expects to begin construction on the site next year and expects to complete the work in at the end of 2012.
Last year, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development issued a solicitation seeking development partners to redevelop 11 excess school properties across the District including MM Washington, a 94,000 square foot former school at 27 O Street in Northwest.
“We’re making real investments to build stronger, healthier neighborhoods,” said Mayor Fenty. “This is a great example of how we are using our excess government-owned properties back into productive use and meeting the needs of our seniors at the same time.”