Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Give feedback on the redevelopment of 1125 Spring Rd NW; affordable housing? Market rate? Something else?

Old Jewish Home on Spring Rd As you may recall, the big, vacant Washington Hebrew Home building at 1125 Spring Road has some development plans -- the city wants to fix it up with about 80 affordable housing units. Some local residents have expressed concern, and the city is asking for your feedback.

The survey asks what kinds of housing do you think it should be used for -- affordable, market-rate, senior, workforce (as is for teachers, police officers, firemen, etc.,) for transitional housing for formerly homeless people, or for the mentally disabled.

Read on and fill it out! It's due by Friday, and the information in it will be used at the upcoming ANC meeting. (The percentages don't add up to 100%, I guess they'll average them.)
Knowing that the future of the former Hebrew Home for the Aged property at 1125 Spring Road is of great importance to many, I wanted to share the email and links it contains with you as quickly as possible. Also, the information below includes a survey, as suggested at the June 17th meeting, found here: 
I will continue to share information and updates as they become available. 
Kent C. Boese | Chair, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A | Single Member District (SMD) 1A08
608 Rock Creek Church Road, NW | Washington, DC 20010
202-525-7682 | | Twitter: @KentBoeseDC


  1. Auction it off and let whoever pays the most money decide what to do with it. Then use the money to do something useful like repave roads, fund Metro, refurbish schools, etc.

  2. Colin go back to your Ayn Rand novels.

  3. Anything but affordable housing. We have enough!

  4. I don't agree with that, there's a major housing shortage in DC.

  5. I say we've had enough $3,000 one bedroom apartments/condos. We desperately need affordable housing in the city for middle and lower income residents.


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