This Date in History

June 22, 1964: Ground was broken for construction of 527 living units in the District’s Southwest Urban Renewal Area. Three nine-story apartment buildings and 14 town house complexes on an eleven-acre site bounded by M Street, 4th Street, Delaware Avenue, and N Street.

The target date for complete was set for October, 1965. The development brought the total living units under construction in the Southwest Urban Renewal Area to 2,000. Another 2,000 in the area south of Independence Avenue, SW, had already been completed and occupied.Southwest urban renewal

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