LEGACY COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Revitalize Reeves

Let’s transform 14th and U St. into a reference of inclusion, diversity and opportunity

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DIVERSITY, BEYOND CHECKING A BOX

This is a once in a lifetime chance to create a vibrant place with Black and Brown ownership and control of the decision-making; a space for generational success.

Locally

Led & Bred

Legacy Community Partners has assembled a team of Local Black and Brown firms with extensive joint experience and a proven commitment to the District prosperity.
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Development Team

​Architecture & Construction Partners

Community Partners

New Vision Tenants

LEGACY COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Diversity

Beyond Checking a Box 

Five Pillars

1. PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY

HOUSING

At all levels of Area Median Income including affordable homeownership opportunities

BUSINESS

Food Hall businesses provides an opportunity on 14th Street for food enterpreneurs that have been traditionally priced out

JOBS

Our partnership with DC Central Kitchen provides pathways from homelessness to job skills and employment for District residents on the site

2. ECONOMIC IMPACT

4,000+

JOBS

LEGACY

Our team will hold and maintain the site as a beacon of local self-sufficiency and empowerment

$ 108M

IN DISTRICT TAX REVENUE

3. ROOTED IN COMMUNITY

OUR TEAM MEMBERS INCLUDE:

Adjacent historical Black Catholic Church founded in 1858 – St. Augustine Catholic Church

Adjacent land owner and 60 year community builder Horning Brothers

DC Central Kitchen recycles food and uses it as a tool to train unemployed adults to develop work skills

Musicianship changes lives by facilitating music lessons, experiences and opportunities

4. COMMITTED TO AFFORDABILITY

IN THE PAST

10 YEARS

We have executed on a commitment to affordable housing in the District of Columbia

COLLECTIVELY BUILT

5,000+

AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS

WE WANT OUR

WORKFORCE

in the U Street area to be able to afford to live there as well

5. LOCALLY LED & BRED

13 LOCAL BLACK, BROWN AND WOMEN-LED FIRMS

Local firms leading the development and construction of each of the 4 core components of the project

the team includes multiple firms that have build and funded projects as the lead developers

local firms that employ 1,474 local residents

firms have collaborated on more than 10deals in the district

Local firms leading the development and construction of each of the 4 core components of the project

the team includes multiple firms that have build and funded projects as the lead developers

local firms that employ 1,474 local residents

firms have collaborated on more than 10deals in the district

THE BARRY

The Barry is another key component of our proposal and goal to enhance quality affordable housing in the District of Columbia. The Barry sits on the East portion of the site, facing 14th V Streets as well as Marion Barry Way and Black Broadway Plaza. We’ve intentionally created a building in an S-shape to reduce the scale of the building and to create two roof terraces on the 2nd floor.
The roof terraces are accessed from the building’s amenities and have their own distinctive character; the East roof terrace is an extension of the building’s amenities on the ground floor, and offers residents with a place to gather and watch the activity on 14th street. The West roof terrace overlooks Marion Barry Square and a portion of Black Broadway Plaza. The Barry features 250 residential units, with a diverse of dwelling types.

Moxy Hotel + New Reeves Office

Our response includes a 180-key Moxy Hotel, a key component of our development and goal to expand job opportunities to local residents. The hotel is located between the Office building and the Sonnet apartments next door. This allows the development to transition from an active commercial use to the mixed residential and retail use along U Street.
Moxy’s main entrance is located off U-Street, and features a double height lobby that opens up to the hotel’s amenities on the lower levels. The 9-story building is hip and contemporary.

Marion Barry Square

Our proposal features a network of public spaces connecting all abutting streets and converging in a central space, the Marion Barry Square. These series of connected spaces combine to create a new sense of place; a place for people to move freely and safely, but also a place for people to engage. The landscape design emerged as an organically shaped concept, that responds to the movement of people and the uniquely shaped spaces. The pavement patterns create fun and visually interactive forms that spill from space to space. The organic nature of this design allows for unique opportunities for seating, planters, and other elements.
One of these elements is a stage located in the Black Broadway Plaza, which pays homage to the vibrant music scene and culture of street performance currently found on this site and neighborhood. Additionally, we have taken the liberty of designing an abstract sculpture named “Surging Unity”, located in the center space, Marion Barry Square. This sculpture was inspired by struggle and triumph, segregation and unity, and ultimately represents the past and future growth towards a more unified and just society.

The Zora Condominium

Our proposal also includes an affordable condominium building at the Northwest corner of the Parcel. The Zora expands homeownership opportunities and helps transition the use and scale of the buildings in the ARTS-4 zone to the more residential character of Geno Baroni Apartments and other low-scale buildings. The Zora includes 46 for-sale units in a 4-story building with a cellar and penthouse.
The new building sits directly on top of the existing concrete slab above parking level P1. The Zora’s front door faces Marion Barry Way and the Live/Work units at The Barry in order to energize the public realm.

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