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Learn about CPDC’s major successes and milestones this year in real estate development, community development, Community Impact Strategies and volunteer engagement.


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Randle Hill

Acquired 196-unit multi-family property Randle Hill in Southeast, Washington, D.C. Located in Congress Heights—a neighborhood where CPDC owns multiple properties and is undergoing broad community development efforts—CPDC plans to renovate the property, sustain it as a mixed-income community and connect residents to its existing network of services and programs in Ward 8 designed to improve quality of life. Learn more

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In 2016, CPDC revitalized 292 units at its flagship property, including creating a new community program suite and CIS offices, renovating the parking deck and installing a fitness trail, interactive play equipment, landscaping and exterior water features. The completion of Edgewood Commons I is the the second phase of a five-year, $50 million effort to revitalize the campus into an open, vibrant, engaged and economically diverse community. Learn more

Fort Stevens Place

CPDC was selected via DC’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) to be the new owner and developer of Fort Stevens Place, 59 units in the fast-gentrifying Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest DC. Learn more



Highland Park Senior Apartments

Highland Park Senior Apartments, 77 newly renovated apartment homes for low-income Richmond seniors, welcomed its first residents. This historic preservation of a school is phase one of a three-phase plan to develop replacement housing for 200 Fay Tower residents in partnership with Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority via highlandPark01HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program. Learn more

1218 House

Located across the street from the recently opened Highland Park Senior Apartments, CPDC acquired a single family home at 1218 E. Brookland Park Blvd. The property will be developed as part of a planned mixed-use, community-serving space at the Nehemiah site.

Dove Landing

CPDC acquired and started moderate renovations at its first community in Virginia Beach, VA. Dove Landing is a four-property portfolio of 318 garden style apartments. Renovations are 40% complete. Learn more


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Hollins House

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City and local community leaders joined CPDC for a groundbreaking marking the redevelopment of Hollins House, 130 units for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Baltimore, MD and the organization’s first property in Baltimore. As of the end of 2016 nearly 100 units had been renovated and a new community room opened. Learn more


In 2016, the CIS team at CPDC:

–Released the ” Perceptions of Public Safety” report addressing public safety in Washington, D.C.  


–Expanded the successful network-building model pioneered at Edgewood Commons with the executing of two fee-for-service agreements at non-CPDC communities.

–Established an innovative Seniors Vertical Village with Emmaus Senior Services that offers critical resources to seniors living across CPDC’s D.C. communities. The seniors network includes development of a new mobile app designed to help residents more easily access resources.

–Partnered with University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Center for Community Engagement, UMB School of Pharmacy, Johns Hopkins University and the Virginia Health Quality Center, to offer West Baltimore residents critically-needed healthcare services including diabetes and hypertension management programs, health fairs, free exercise programs and access to fresh, local produce at a reduced cost. Learn more

–Hosted the first-ever Volunteer Leadership Summit attended by nearly 70 residents from 11 CPDC communities.

–Facilitated community workshops in Richmond to get resident feedback on best uses for the development of Nehemiah site near Highland Park Senior Apartments.


–Earned four major awards: HAND Nonprofit Developer of the Year; “Most-Innovative Washington Mixed-Use cpdc-nonprofit-developer-of-the-year-badge-160602-09project” BUILD Magazine; African American Heritage Preservation grant, Maryland Historical Trust; and a grant for a makers space in Ward 8, Capital One.

–Published our annual report highlighting successes in real estate development, asset management, Community Impact Strategies, volunteer engagement and more.

–Conducted a thorough mid-plan assessment of CPDC’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan and published updates.

–Welcomed 10 new full time staff

–CPDC’s People & Culture team implemented findings from a company-wide salary survey, rolled out a pay philosophy, new salary structure and career paths.

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