Landscaping for the Monsenor Romero Apartments

August 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Monsenor  Romero ApartmentsOur teams have begun work on the landscaping for the new, $19 million Monseñor Romero Apartment project located at 3145 Mount Pleasant Street in Northwest Washington, DC. The development replaces the previous Deauville apartment building that was destroyed by fire in 2008, the most destructive fire in 30 years in Washington, D.C. The building is named in honor of the assassinated El Salvadorian Catholic Church Bishop who was a champion of the poor and spoke out against poverty and social injustice.

The 58,000-square-foot project involves the substantial rehabilitation of 31 apartments in the south wing. Thirty-two apartments are being constructed in the former north wing of the building behind the facade, the only portion remaining after the fire. Forty-seven of the 63 homes will be available at lower rental rates to former residents who were displaced by the fire. Four apartments are designated to become homes for the physically disabled. The project will meet Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, the nation’s first framework for greening affordable housing, as required by the District of Columbia.

The general contractor for the project is Hamel Builders and Wiencek + Associates are the architects. E-Landscape is responsible for installing the lawns, landscape, decorative stone, brick paving, segmental retaining walls, greenscreens, and site furnishings.

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