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.
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.
LEGACY COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Beyond Checking a Box
1. PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY
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 246 residential rental units and 4 for-sale live work units.
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 Senior Housing