Torti Gallas is pleased to announce the opening of the first 11 homes at The Metrotowns at Parkside, a new neighborhood of 83 for-sale residential units and 42 rental workforce homes, some with integral garages. The units boast high efficiency appliances and windows, open floor plans, and some elevator townhouse units. While Torti Gallas was commissioned by The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA), Enterprise Homes, Inc., and the Abe Pollin Grantor Trust, the new community was the vision of the late Abe Pollin, whose wish was to provide attractive and affordable housing for the City’s residents. Families from 40% of the city’s median income to 100% of the median income will be living at The Metrotowns.
Located within the Parkside-Kenilworth neighborhood of Ward 7, the MetroTowns community sits between Anacostia Avenue and Hayes Streets in northeast Washington, DC. Its close proximity to the Minnesota Avenue Metro Station and the César Chávez public land creates the perfect location for a new neighborhood with a purpose. Paths were created to public areas where residents can enjoy the new neighborhood park, corner park, and walking/biking trail that border National Park Service land. Accessible off-street parking, on-street parking and integral parking are provided. Indigenous vegetation, a mature tree save strategy, innovative stormwater management techniques and the use of rain barrels are but a few of the sustainable features found throughout the neighborhood.
Speakers at the event included Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander and Adrianne Todman of the D.C. Housing Authority. Mayor Vincent Gray and other City officials were also in attendance.