1101 50 percent St. SW is at the moment the internet site of DC FEMS Motor Co. 7. Graphic: Google Street View

There is now an hard work in Southwest to have the DC Fire Unexpected emergency Services (DCFEMS) house at 1101 50 percent St. SW selected as aspect of the Douglas Local community Land Believe in. Advocates say this would give the group more handle in excess of the potential use of that District parcel.

Westminster United Presbyterian Church (400 I St. SW) is hosting a hybrid (in man or woman and on zoom) forum on Thursday evening August 12 at 7 p.m. to hear from the leadership of the Douglas Neighborhood Land Believe in.

The Douglass Group Land Have confidence in (Douglass CLT) is a nonprofit membership corporation centered all over racial and financial equity produced to avert displacement of current and future residents, make group-held property, and develop assets for people today and family members, even though producing guaranteed that decision-earning resides within just the local community.

A group land have confidence in (CLT) is a nonprofit business governed by a board of local community associates, including people and community associates, that handle the have to have for economical spaces while ensuring that the very affordable units ruled by the land have faith in will be preserved at an cost-effective price tag.

CLTs can establish housing – rental or ownership- and commercial spaces to provide local corporations, nonprofits, or arts and cultural areas and even agriculture projects. In preserving any of these styles of attributes, the CLT obtains possession of the land and separate ownership of the land from the structures atop the land.

Douglass CLT initiated a single District project previously this calendar year. On June 9, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and Deputy Mayor for Setting up and Economic Advancement (DMPED) John Falcicchio introduced a partnership in April with Douglass Group Land Rely on (Douglass CLT), a redevelop the former Langston and Slater Schools into Lebanon Village at Langston-Slater (33-45 P St. NW), a 55-device local community of townhouses and residences. Douglass CLT suggests there are 219 forever economical properties presently in the trust.

In March, 2021, the town issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an architectural and engineering agency firm to give specialist style and design companies for a new Motor Firm 7 and DCFEMS Headquarters to be positioned on the website at 1101-1103 Half Avenue, SW.

Designating the the house at 1101 50 percent St. SW for Douglass CLT would involve the relocation of that task. The web site has also been previously proposed as a attainable site for the “build-first” models needed as portion of the DC Housing Authority (DCHA) Greenleaf Gardens (203 N St. SW) Redevelopment Plan.

You are invited to present your views and to listen to from the from the management of the Douglas Group Land Belief at the discussion board on Thursday evening August 12 at 7 p.m. Show up at in particular person at Westminster (401 I St. SW), or join the Zoom meeting (details beneath)

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