WASHINGTON, DC—The District of Columbia HousingAuthority Board of Commissioners has selected theMRP Realty/CSG Urban Partners team as itsdeveloper for the DCHA Headquarters at 1133 North Capitol St.,N.E.

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“The most important thing about this redevelopment is that wewill be adding affordable housing units where they currently don'texist,” says Housing Authority chairman PedroAlfonso. “We will work with the MRP Realty/CSG Urban teamand other city partners to finance as many units for low- andmoderate-income families.”

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The redeveloped site in NOMA will include office, residential,and retail space. DCHA's headquarters, bounded by North CapitolStreet, M Street, a parking lot about 420 feet from North CapitolStreet, and Pierce Street, translates to more than 1 million grosssquare feet of developable property due to transferable developmentcredits and permitted density.

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“DCHA looks forward to entering into discussions with the MRPRealty/CSG Urban team to create new, energy efficient, vibranthousing communities, but also to create a better businessenvironment for our customers and staff,” says AdrianneTodman, DCHA executive director. “MRP Realty/CSG Urban hasexpressed to us that they share our goals and vision for thissite.”

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Development teams were invited in an RFP to submit concept plansfor a new DCHA headquarters; a mixed-use residential component; a46,000-square-foot off-site client services building; temporaryoffice space; and additional funding for the undeveloped land onthe nearly 107,000-square-foot property.

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The MRP-CSG Urban team bested CityInterests and CIM, the JBGCos., Republic Properties and WC Smith, and Akridge and Capstone,according to the Washington Business Journal.

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The Housing Authority says the selection panel chose the MRPRealty/CSG Urban Partners-led team based on their project conceptand development plan; financial plans; offers and considerations toDCHA; Section 3 resident training and hiring plan; and the equity,development, subcontracting participation with combined,disadvantaged, or small business enterprises.

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The MRP Realty/ CSG Urban Partners team is also comprised ofMidAtlantic Realty Partners, LLC;; TaylorAdams Associates; Habitat for Humanity;Audubon Enterprises; BuzzutoManagement; Hord Coplan Macht;Blue Skye Development andConstruction; and McCullough Construction,LLC.

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John Jordan

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