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March 22, 2012

Mayor Gray Celebrates the Grand Opening of Eden Place at Beulah Crossing  

Deanwood Development Marks 400th Affordable-Housing Unit Brought Online under Mayor Gray’s Economic-Development Efforts; 460 More Units Are in Pipeline

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(WASHINGTON, DC) – Mayor Vincent C. Gray, government officials and representatives of the development team today celebrated the grand opening of Eden Place at Beulah Crossing – a public-private collaborative project that provides affordable housing for purchase along the northeastern corridor of the historic Deanwood community in Ward 7.

“I’m very pleased to celebrate this opening and welcome new District homeowners to yet another affordable-housing project east of the Anacostia River,” Mayor Gray said. “We thank the Washington Interfaith Network, Dix Street Corridor Revitalization Partners and everyone who worked together to make this project happen. Developments such as this one, which provide residents with opportunities to own their own affordable homes, are representative of my administration’s commitment to enhancing affordable housing options throughout the District."

Principals from the development partnership, Dix Street Corridor Revitalization Partners, were joined by Mayor Gray, Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development representative Mary Ann Henderson, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor Hoskins, Washington Interfaith Network leaders, and new homeowner Juanita Hutchison to celebrate the grand opening of the townhome community.

The project’s first phase was recently completed and five homebuyers have moved into their respective units. When completed, the new construction will contain a total of 63 Craftsman-style townhomes, including three- and four-bedroom units. The project also includes designated replacement units for Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings residents.

Eden Place at Beulah Crossing is part of the over $2.3 billion worth of District-affiliated projects currently under construction across the city, creating thousands of construction jobs and permanent jobs. Today’s opening marks the 400th unit of affordable housing that has been brought online through economic-development efforts under Mayor Gray’s administration. More than 460 additional units of affordable housing are currently in the District’s pipeline through those efforts. In addition, the Department of Housing and Community Development has brought well over 700 units of affordable housing online since Mayor Gray took office, and has broken ground on 583 more.

“Projects like Eden Place at Beulah Crossing serve as a symbol of what is coming East-of-the-River in the District,” said Deputy Mayor Hoskins. “We look forward to continuing our work with developers to build quality, affordable housing and revitalize neighborhood corridors throughout the District.”