Barry Farms Development Continues to Push Through

November 13, 2017

Last week, the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA) filed raze applications for the Barry Farm residential community, located in the Southeast quadrant of Washington, D.C., near Anacostia. The planned $400 million redevelopment was first approved by the D.C. Council in 2006 with the Zoning Commission approving the plans in 2014.

This past summer, a group of Barry Farm residents and advocacy group Empower D.C. filed a 65-page, class-action lawsuit against the DCHA and its two private developer partners, A&R Development Corp. and nonprofit Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc.

According to Christy Goodman, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Housing Authority, the lawsuit doesn’t prevent applications for raze permits. She told Curbed DC that demolition activities are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2018.

(Curbed)

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