Bixby Housing to Open in Navy Yard

The Mixed-Income Units Mark the 5th Phase of the Capper/Carrollsburg Redevelopment

The Bixby rendering. (Photo: Urban Atlantic developers)

DC is hosting a grand opening for The Bixby mixed-income development at 601 L St. SE near the Navy Yard on Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Local leaders will cut the ribbon for the building’s opening with the project’s key members the DC Housing Authority (DCHA), Urban Atlantic real estate developer and Forest City Washington developer. The Bixby was formerly the Lofts at Capitol Quarter.

The $54 million project offers 195 units — 39 of which are affordable — with studio, one and two-bedroom options featuring walk-in closets; designer kitchens; pet-friendly options; hardwood-style plank flooring; in-unit washer and dryers; efficient appliances; and granite countertops. The building also has a rooftop terrace; a pool and deck; courtyards; a 24-hour gym; a game room; outdoor grills; private parking; a bike repair station; and a pet washing station.

The Bixby is the fifth part of the 23-acre redevelopment of the former Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg Dwellings public housing, which was demolished in 2007. The District received $34.9 million from the federal HOPE VI grant in 2001 to redevelop the project. DCHA in partnership with developers are turning the 707 units of public housing for 707 public housing units and more than 1,000 market-rate, workforce and also affordable units.

DCHA co-developed the site, shouldering about 50 percent of the pre-construction costs, and it also owns 50 percent of the affordable and market-rate units.

The Bixby started taking applications for new residents in the fall of 2016.

Starting in February 2017, DCHA and developers are expected to break ground on the next component in the Capper/Carrollsburg project — Square 769N at the corner of Second and I Streets SE. This project intends to bring about 179 residential units and at least 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. It’s expected to finish in 2018.

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