Mid-City Financial advances plans for controversial Northeast D.C. redevelopment

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 The redeveloped project would eliminate all 4 and 5 bedroom units and a significant number of 3 bedroom units. It would additionally reduce the overall number of affordable units. Photo from Washington Business Journal website

The redeveloped project would eliminate all 4 and 5 bedroom units and a significant number of 3 bedroom units. It would additionally reduce the overall number of affordable units. Photo from Washington Business Journal website

"We're Already in Jail:" Evictions and Private Policing at Brookland Manor

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 Ahrown Jones, his older brother Christopher Jones, and Marcus Robinson (left to right) visit friends and family at Brookland Manor. All three grew up in the complex; Christopher has since served in the Navy and started a local non-profit agency. All three had stories about seemingly arbitrary rules and aggressive conduct by the complex’s former security employees. Image by the author, Pete Rodrigue.

Ahrown Jones, his older brother Christopher Jones, and Marcus Robinson (left to right) visit friends and family at Brookland Manor. All three grew up in the complex; Christopher has since served in the Navy and started a local non-profit agency. All three had stories about seemingly arbitrary rules and aggressive conduct by the complex’s former security employees. Image by the author, Pete Rodrigue.

Would plans for Brookland Manor mean fewer affordable apartments? Yes, if you look closely.

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 Shanell McNamee has lived at Brookland Manor since she was 11, and lives there now with her mom and sister. She’d like to see 535 affordable units in the redevelopment.  Image by the author, Pete Rodrigue.

Shanell McNamee has lived at Brookland Manor since she was 11, and lives there now with her mom and sister. She’d like to see 535 affordable units in the redevelopment.  Image by the author, Pete Rodrigue.