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Phase 1

The Phase One Land Disposition Agreement has received DC Council approval and has been signed.


Definition of Property Surplus: Property that is not required for a future government purpose. In order to support community development, the creation of affordable housing, and increased job opportunities, the Council has authorized the Mayor to dispose of District-owned real property that the Council has determined is no longer needed for public use; known as ‘property surplus’. Before the property can be defined as such, the District requires analysis, justification, public comments and formal surplus and disposition resolutions be prepared and presented to Council before such resolutions may be granted. The surplus resolution is used to determine that the real property is no longer required for public purposes. (D.C. OFFICIAL CODE §10-801)

Surplus Meeting Presentation: Click Here



Disposition Presentation: Click Here



The Government of the District of Columbia (the “District”), through the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (“DMPED”), released a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the first phase of St. Elizabeths East (“Phase I”).  The District sought proposals from developers or development teams interested in serving as a Master Developer for select parcels of St. Elizabeths East, located at 2700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Phase 1 Master Developer can be found here: RFP St. Elizabeths East Phase I



Detailed submission guidelines and requirements for developers and development teams are outlined in the RFP.  Questions regarding the RFP should be emailed to

Release Date:  Monday, March 31, 2014 (Passed)

Submission Deadline: June 27, 2014 at 3PM (Passed)

Pre-Response Conference and Site Visit: (Passed)

Respondents to the Phase One RFP:

  1. Partnership for Collaborative Innovation, Thoron Capital (Managing Partner)
  2. Anacostia Economic Development Corporation and Flaherty & Collins Development
  3. Redbrick, LMD
  4. Friedman Capital Advisers
  5. Four Points, LLC


On  September 30th, 2014, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development held a public meeting in which members of the public had an opportunity to learn about the proposals, meet the development teams, ask questions of the development teams, learn about the District development process and provide comments to the District.


Responses to Community Questions:

Redbrick, LMD Community Q&A

Phase One Redevelopment Proposal Event Attendance List


General Handout

Redbrick Handout


Master Developer Presentation: Introduction

Master Developer Presentation: Redbrick, LMD


St. Elizabeths East Phase One Redevelopment Proposal (Presentation)

St. Elizabeths East Phase One Redevelopment Proposal (Questions & Answers)

Additional Background Information:

List of Architects

Phase One RFP Form of Letter of Credit

Phase One Notice of Intent to Respond

Responses to RFP Questions

Phase One RFP Pre-response Attendance List

Phase One Presentation

MIC Information Session Attendance List

MIC May 13th Presentation


The proposed Phase I parcels offer:

  • Proximity to the Congress Heights Metro Station, allowing for the creation of a Transit-Oriented Development;
  • Relatively condensed area allowing for proximity of diverse uses and pedestrian–oriented scale;
  • Re-use of historic buildings that allows a possible distinctive residential component of Phase I that is within walking distance of the Congress Heights Metro Station;
  • Ground-up development pads for potential office and retail uses adjacent to the Congress Heights Metro Station; and
  • Opportunity to take full advantage of existing surface parking areas to serve Phase I until commencement of future development phases.

Documents for Council Submission are Listed Below


Surplus Package

Phase I Surplus Declaration Introduction by Chairman Mendelson at Office of the Secretary

Disposition Package

Phase I Disposition Resolution Introduction by Chairman Mendelson at Office of the Secretary

Historic Preservation Presentation

Historic Preservation Schedule

Historic Preservation Update


Ward 8 Home Buyers Education Cohort

This program will incorporate an extensive home buyer’s curriculum that will afford participants counseling services in repairing credit to ultimately purchasing a home. Identical sessions will be held on one Saturday morning and one Wednesday evening of each month.

April 9, 2016 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Home Buyers Cohort Orientation and Participant Knowledge Assessment
  • Financial Management

June 8, 2016 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

  • Home Buyers Cohort Orientation and Participant Knowledge Assessment
  • Financial Management