Henson Ridge
Anacostia, Washington, D.C.

The community of Henson Ridge is located on the site of the former Fredrick Douglas and Stanton public housing projects. Working with the HOPE VI Program, public housing residents, and private developers this deteriorating public housing project was transformed into a mixed-income, transit-oriented neighborhood.  The plan forms a village center of town houses situated around new institutional uses and existing retail. The plan transitions in character as one walks towards the parklands at the perimeter. The formal urban architecture of the village center gives way to the more rustic architectural styles and side yard homes located at the village edge.  The new community includes over 600 dwellings. Services for Torti Gallas and Partners, included master planning, architectural design, Planned Unit Development approvals, and community meetings.