Landscaping for House of Lebanon Adaptive Reuse Project

November 17, 2012 at 12:22 pm

House of LebanonThe team here at E-Landscape is excited to once again be working with Maryland-based Mid Atlantic general contractor Hamel Builders, this time on the House of Lebanon in Washington, DC. House of Lebanon is an adaptive reuse project involving redevelopment of The Margaret Murray Washington Career High School (MM Washington), a historic school building located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington DC. Built in 1912, the school is part of a cluster of African American schools constructed around the same time as middle class African American families, who were restricted from living in other sections of the city by restrictive covenants, moved into the neighborhood in the late nineteenth century.

In 2009, MM Washington was closed and deemed surplus property by the District of Columbia Public Schools. As a result, the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development issued a competitive bid for redevelopment of the property, and ultimately awarded the contract to Mission First Housing Development Corporation and its partners, Mt. Lebanon CDC and Urban Matters LLC.

The House of Lebanon project will preserve the historic integrity of the MM Washington building while bringing much needed affordable housing and community space to a transforming neighborhood. The project, which was designed by Cunningham Quill Architects, features 82 units of affordable senior housing and 12,000 square feet of community space, and will comply with Enterprise Green Communities criteria.

E-Landscape’s scope of work includes landscape installation, pavers, and structural soil.

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