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December 21, 2021

Torti Gallas is Part of the Winning Team for the Hill East Phase II Development!!!

Torti Gallas is very proud and excited to be part of the winning team selected by the District of Columbia for the Hill East Phase II Development, Bundle 2!

R13 Community Partners, led by Frontier Development & Hospitality Group and BRP Development Corp., also includes H2 Design Build, A. Wash Associates and U Street Parking, former D.C. councilwoman-turned consultant Yvette Alexander, and a 100% CBE master planning and design team led by Torti Gallas, joined by associate architects Michael Marshall Design and Fillat + Architecture.

R13 Community Partners will create a welcoming “Place for People” on this 6.3 acre parcel by integrating a proposed dynamic mix of uses with 1,131 units of high-quality rental and for-sale housing, 115 co-living beds, a 150-room Marriott hotel, and 60,000 square feet of retail space, all flanking the new 1-acre Central Park with the Relisha Rudd Playground, and surrounded by new pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and a new RFK Park that connects the site to the larger neighborhood. The proposed residential unit mix includes 407 deeply-affordable units, 334 middle-income units, 500 market-rate units, and five units reserved for building superintendents.

The R13 team believes that affordable and equitable housing opportunities are the foundation to building a better community, with equity for current and future generations. In creating this new development, they will seek to maximize the availability of affordable housing to low- and middle-income residents by seeking to ensure that two-thirds of their rental units and 30% of their for-sale and co-living units are affordable at various income levels.

This new transit-oriented neighborhood will be built within a network of interconnected parks, pedestrian corridors, and tree-lined streets and with an unwavering commitment to high-quality architecture and landscapes, integrating sustainable and energy efficient designs that create a healthier living environment and lower energy expenses. This winning plan for a vibrant, mixed-use community is grounded in a thoughtful approach to meeting the mixed-income housing needs of residents, while integrating with the contextual fabric of the broader neighborhood, and welcoming the surrounding community into the site.

Congratulations to all – we can’t wait to get started!!!

Laurie Milligan,
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