Massive Eckington Yards project earns zoning approval, but at the expense of some affordability

By August 16, 2016October 28th, 2020No Comments

Originally published: The Washington Business Journal  |  August 9, 2016  |  by: Michael Neibauer

The D.C. Zoning Commission on Monday unanimously approved a massive new development planned for Eckington, but not before curtailing the project’s level of affordability.

Eckington Yards, from The JBG Cos. and The Boundary Cos., will bring 695 apartments, 80,000 square feet of retail, a central plaza and promenade to a 3.1-acre site near the New York Avenue NE intersection with Florida Avenue.

As I reported last month, a dispute between members of the Zoning Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development over affordability, and JBG-Boundary’s participation in D.C.’s Inclusionary Zoning program, delayed the project’s final approval by several weeks.