Victory Heights

Washington, DC

"This mixed-use development demonstrates how many community needs can be met with responsible new development, including affordable and market-rate housing..."

Victory Heights Apartments is an affordable, transit-friendly option for senior residents of the Columbia Heights neighborhood. Located immediately adjacent to the Metro Station and several Metro bus lines, this new residential facility offers seniors easy access to public transportation as well as all the new shopping and dining amenities under development in this rapidly evolving neighborhood. In the beginning Torti Gallas, working with our client Donatelli & Klein, submitted a proposal to the National Capital Redevelopment Corporation (NCRC) for redevelopment of a large parcel along 14th Street in the heart of Columbia Heights. As part of the proposal, Donatelli & Klein agreed to partner with Victory Housing, Inc., a non-profit provider of affordable housing, to include a rental apartment building for seniors as one component of a mixed-use development proposed for the property. NCRC ultimately selected our team’s entry in a competitive process, citing the affordable, senior-living component as one of its chief merits. Torti Gallas provided Victory Housing with complete architectural services under a separate contract and the building was the first component of the development to be erected on the site. This mixed-use development demonstrates how many community needs can be met with responsible new development, including affordable and market-rate housing, diversity in age-groups, a mixed-use program, economic revitalization and easy access to multi-modal transportation options. All this was achieved while providing for the financial success of our clients, and contributing a new architectural landmark to this rapidly growing community.

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Project Data

75 one bedroom units
Amenities include:
- large common room/warming kitchen
- television lounge
- library
- beauty/barber salon
- computer center
- wellness center
- covered front porch with benches
- enclosed rear patio/landscaped garden

Services

Comprehensive Planning
Architectural Design
Construction Phase Services
Community Meetings
Feasibility/Yield Analysis
Neighborhood Planning
Programming
Urban Design
Conceptual Architectural Design

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NAHB 55+ Housing Council Award

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