RFP Released for Redevelopment of 1125 Spring Road

Yesterday, the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development’s (DMPED) Office released the Request for Proposals to redevelop the old Hebrew Home site at 1125 Spring Road. The submission deadline is October 14, 2016, giving interested parties three and a half months to respond to both DMPED’s and the Community’s desire for the site.

For those wanting to know more about what this site could be, you can read my notes from the April 9th and June 2nd OurRFP meetings and read the full RPF below.

1125 RFP


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4 Comments on “RFP Released for Redevelopment of 1125 Spring Road”

  1. Chris Says:

    I support some affordable housing development, but I cannot get excited about this project with 30% of the units reserved for people making under 30% AMI and most of the remaining under 50% AMI. 30% AMI generally means non-working folks because the combination of the standard deduction and housing vouchers count as income. I know some people will get upset about pointing out the realities of condensed poverty and crime, but our city needs to start focusing more on finding real solutions to poverty instead of mass subsidized housing. Job training, building skills, attracting industry to employ blue-collar worker, etc.

  2. OG Says:

    As a nearby neighbor, I’m very disappointed DC let this process be hijacked by political activists with little to no connection to the neighborhood.

    • K Says:

      It seems that OG is correct, the more I understand about this process the reality is that many of the advocates of the high concentration of taxpayer funded subsidized housing were not from the neighborhood which the project is set to impact

  3. […] The District’s efforts to find a developer for the former Hebrew Home for the Aged at 1125 Spring Road are making progress. Two public meetings were held to solicit community input through the OurRFP process, one on April 9, 2016, and a follow up meeting on June 2, 2016. Following these meetings, the RFP was issued July 1, 2016. […]

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