The D.C. Housing Industry Corp. recently honored developer-sponsors of 12 housing and other community projects at an awards dinner for their "outstanding contributions to the development" of the District.
The non-profit group, composed of members of the local real estate and financial industries, promotes development in inner-city areas.
St. Mary's Court, a high-rise apartment building for senior citizens in the Foggy Bottom area. It was sponsored by a non-profit group formed by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and St. Mary's Episcopal Church.
Logan South, a development of nine town houses in the 1300 block of 11th St. NW that was the first privately financed housing built in the Shaw urban renewal area in more than two decades. Washington Development Associates and Perpetual Realty Mortgage Corp. were the developers.
Crispus Attucks Center, a renovated building at 1st, North Capitol, U and V streets, donated by Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. for use as a community center. Sponsors included the George Hyman Construction Co., Project Build (a training program sponsored by a labor union) and the NUV-1 Community Group.
Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., which provides residents of Anacostia with "unusual opportunities to improve their houses and their community through neighborhood counsel and financial support."
The Gettysburg, a high-rise building for the elderly in the Fort Lincoln new town. Completed in 11 months, the building was constructed from pre-cast sections by Forest City Dillion, Inc. Fort Lincoln New Town Corp. was the developer.
Energy-conscious houses, designed and built by Independence Enterprises, Ltd. These are brick-and-block houses at 1322 Maryland Ave. NE built with energy-saving and extra insulation in mind. Nick Linebaugh and John Norris were project managers.
Student Project, at 1303 Euclid St. NW, a house rehabilitated by vocational training student from D.C. public schools under sponsorship of the Board of Education, the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development and the D.C. Foundation for Vocational Training, Inc.
Shaw Rehabilitation Project, 52 buildings on scattered sites being remodeled by D.C. Development Corp.
4 Logan Circle, housing for moderate-income families developed by Mr. and Mrs. John Ritch with the help of local and federal governments in an historic and changing neighborhood of northwest Washington.
Westbridge, an office and condominium development in the West End section that is a project of developer Oliver T. Carr.
Jubilee Housing Corp., for producing good housing at minimal costs for families that otherwise might have had to leave the Adams-Morgan area. Sponsors included Community of Hope Church of the Nazarene, Church of Our Savior, King Emanuel Baptist Church and others.
Anacostia Professional Building, in southeast Washington, converted by Curtis Properties, Inc., from a furniture retail center into office space. Curtis was cited for its "special courage and faith in the District and particularly its southeast area."