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September 2017 | NCI E-Newsletter 

Important Announcements

Learn About NCI’s Latest Progress

Over the past year, NCI has made significant progress in each of its four communities, helping to further lay the groundwork for the successful redevelopments.  Click below to learn more about what progress NCI has made in regards to development and human capital across its four communities. 

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Residents Encouraged to Update Contact Information

As development activity in NCI neighborhoods heats up, we want to make sure we always have up-to-date contact information for every resident with a right to return. Take our short survey below to make sure we know the best way to keep in touch.


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Featured News

Ward 8 Works Hosts Second Event


In August, the Ward 8 Works team hosted its second participant event for the new cohort of Ward 8 residents that are looking to be employed through some of the redevelopment projects coming to Ward 8. This event was focused on team building, learning what the cohort members need to successfully attain these jobs, and discussing how the Ward 8 Works team can support the cohort. Currently, the Ward 8 Works cohort has 202 participants, connected to 15 service providers who are helping them to become "job-ready." Although many of the jobs won't be available for another six months, some 15 participants have already been hired! For more information, please email Angie Rodgers at


Upcoming Events 

 Barry Farm

  • ANC 8C Meeting | 10.4.17
    R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center, 2730 MLK Jr. Ave SE | 6:30 PM 

Lincoln Heights / Richardson Dwellings

  • Ward 7 Clergy Community Engagement Meeting | 9.12.17
    Zion Baptist Church, 1234 Kenilworth Ave NE | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • ANC 7C Meeting  | 9.14.17
    Sargent Memorial, 5109 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE | 7:00 PM
  • Deanwood Civic Meeting | 9.25.17
    Deanwood Recreation Center, 1350 49th St NE | 6:30 PM
  • NCI Advisory Meeting | 10.2.17
    Riverside Center, 4800 Foote St NE | 6:00 PM
  • SAVE THE DATE! Pennybrew Coffee Shop Pop-Up  | 10.15.17 
    Join the NCI team as we enjoy Sunday coffee and conversation with Deanwood neighbors, provided by Pennybrew Coffee Shop, a local Ward 7 entrepreneur. 
  • SAVE THE DATE! Providence Place Zoning Hearing | 10.19.17 
    441 4th St NW, Ste. 200 South | 6:30 PM 
    View the Hearing Notice here.
  • SAVE THE DATE! Strand Development Zoning Hearing | 11.16.17
    441 4th St NW, Ste. 200 South | 6:30 PM
    View the Hearing Notice here.

Northwest One

  • NOMA BID Public Safety Meeting | 9.12.17
    1200 First Street NE, Ste. 310 | 2:00 PM
  • Northwest One Homecoming Day | 9.16.17
    RH Terrell Recreation Center, 155 L Street NW | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • ANC 6E Meeting | 10.3.17 
    Shaw Library, 1630 7th Street NW | 6:30 PM

Park Morton

  • ANC 1A Meeting | 9.13.17
    Harriet Tubman Elementary, 3101 13th Street NW | 7:00 PM
  • SAVE THE DATE! NeighborUp Park View Campaign Working Session 1 
    9.13.17 @ 6:30 PM
    For location and details, email Aimee McHale at
  • SAVE THE DATE! NeighborUp Park View Campaign Working Session 2
    9.17.17 @ 12:00 PM
    For location and details, email Aimee McHale at
  • Park & Morton Street Block Party | 9.23.17
    700 Block of Morton Street | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
    RSVP for the Block Party Here!
  • Steering Committee Meeting | 9.28.17
    Park View Recreation Center, 693 Otis Pl NW | 6:30 PM
  • ANC 1B Meeting | 10.5.17
    DC Housing Finance Agency, 815 Florida Ave NW | 6:30 PM
  • SAVE THE DATE! NeighborUp Park View Network Night | 10.11.17
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | For details, email Aimee McHale at

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    Neighborhood Spotlight


    Strand Sees Major Progress


    Significant progress has been made on the redevelopment of the historic Strand Theatre located at the corner of Division Ave, NE and Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave, NE. Recently, the Strand Theatre development team, composed of The Warrenton Group and The National Housing Partnership, closed on the acquisition of several adjacent parcels needed to complete the redevelopment. This milestone is significant, as this will add 86 affordable units to the neighborhood, 28 of which will be replacement public housing units for Lincoln Heights and Richardson Dwellings residents. Additionally, it ensures that we see the renovation of the historic theatre as a vibrant and needed commercial space in the neighborhood. We noted in previous newsletters that the project was approved for NCI gap financing from the DC Council in December 2016, and also submitted its Planned Unit Development (PUD) application in June to the DC Zoning Commission. A hearing is scheduled for November 16th. These are all positive steps toward making the long-awaited Strand Development a reality. Click below to view the hearing notice.


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