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Reinvesting in Edgewood Commons


Hope springs to life as the future of Edgewood Commons (formerly Edgewood Terrace) develops over the course of the next five years with CPDC’s renovation plans. Below you can read a bit of history about the Edgewood community, the exciting new changes occurring, and learn about the many ways CPDC is helping Edgewood residents and partners grow and thrive.

Join us in this special journey as we create a mixed income community that is open, vibrant, and engaged!


The Man Behind Our Mission

Learn more about our Founder Eugene Ford and his vision for the Edgewood community which has spanned generations of residents.



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The Edgewood Campus Today

In this section, you can browse our community buildings at Edgewood Commons, learn more about these vibrant properties and see our plans for the future.

Edgewood Commons I
The Vantage and The Parke

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292 Units
Purchased 1994

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Edgewood Commons II
Edgewood Gardens

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42 Units
Purchased 1999

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Edgewood Commons III
The View (Seniors)

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200 Units
Purchased 2001

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Edgewood Commons IV
The Vista

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258 Units
Purchased 2001

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The Concept

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  • Remove barriers and connect the campus
  • Create visibly pleasant open space
  • Create places people want to use
  • Provide more play space
  • Improved security and lighting
  • Brighter, contemporary common areas
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The Next Five Years

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Edgewood Commons IV
Summer to December 2014

Edgewood Commons I
Fall 2014 to Spring 2016

Edgewood Commons III
2017 refinance and renovation

Edgewood Commons IV
2018 refinance and bigger renovation (may include Edgewood II)

Edgewood Commons V
2018 Potential new construction


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Vibrant

Our Edgewood Events

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Creating a Healthy Mixed Income Community

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Very low income
Renew HUD project-based rental assistance contract for 20 years

Low income
Use tax credits to preserve affordability for low income residents for 30 years (up to 60% AMI)

Moderate income
Maintain housing for households who might otherwise be priced out of the neighborhood (up to 80% AMI at both Edgewood Commons I and Edgewood Commons IV)


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The ONE Edgewood Network

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What is our hypothesis?

IF residents connect to each other and CPDC staff in stronger and mutually supportive relationships THEN there is increased capacity for shared responsibility for quality of life

What is the ONE Edgewood Network?

Intentional spaces, practices, and opportunities for mutual exchange, supportive relationships, and collaborative action

A network of residents that connects neighbors to create:

  • Higher quality of life
  • Greater and deeper sense of community through shared resources and mutual support

Why a network?

It is a more open form designed to facilitate multiple paths to collective value. It draws energy from the contribution of the “best stuff” from multiple parties.


How do we measure progress?

What early indicators of progress are we focusing on?

  • Increased participation and quality of interactions at Network Nights
  • More resident led initiatives
  • Increased number of self-directed action steps from residents to improve the physical and social environment
  • Number of residents/property management staff reporting inclusive attitudes and respect between residents, CPDC, and property management
  • Increased number of events


Current & Future Initiatives

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There are a range of activities and events at Edgewood Commons including:

  • Monthly network nights (marketplace & table topics)
  • Community chats
  • Indoor and outdoor hydroponic gardens
  • Mutual support circles
  • Resident led initiatives
  • Flea markets
  • Crochet and knitting workshops
  • Movie nights
  • Holiday events
  • Music in the garden
  • Mural arts project
  • Latino family outreach

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Media Resources

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Edgewood Commons News

CPDC, CNHED, Partners and Affordable Housing Leaders Kick Off First D.C. Community Development Week

CPDC, CNHED, Partners and Affordable Housing Leaders Kick Off First D.C. Community Development Week On October 11, 2016 CPDC along with partners, affordable housing leaders and residents kicked off the first ever D.C. Community Development Week with a ribbon cutting at Edgewood Commons I – a $25 million renovation...

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Nonprofit developer CPDC kicks off second phase of renovations for affordable community in Edgewood

Nonprofit developer CPDC kicks off second phase of renovations for affordable community in Edgewood It’s a new day for Edgewood Commons, the nearly 800-unit affordable complex in Edgewood that for years was known mostly for blight, crime and drugs. READ MORE Nonprofit developer CPDC kicks off second phase of renovations...

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DC Mayor Bowser, Councilman McDuffie, HUD to Celebrate Ward 5 Affordable Community this Wed. June 17

DC Mayor Bowser, Councilman McDuffie, HUD to Celebrate Ward 5 Affordable Community this Wed. June 17 SILVER SPRING, MD (June 17, 2015) – Leading Mid-Atlantic not-for-profit developer Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) today announced plans to transform its Edgewood Commons (formerly Edgewood Terrace) community in the fast-gentrifying Edgewood-Brookland...

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CPDC, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Federal and District Housing Leaders to Kickoff Revitalization of Long-standing Edgewood Affordable Housing Community

UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015, 8AM EST CPDC, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Federal and District Housing Leaders to Kickoff Revitalization of Long-standing Edgewood-Brookland Affordable Housing Community  SILVER SPRING, MD (June 17, 2015) – Leading Mid-Atlantic not-for-profit developer Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) today announced plans to...

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Ward 5 Councilman Kenyan McDuffie speaks with Radio One about changes in Ward 5

Ward 5 Councilman Kenyan McDuffie speaks with Radio One about changes in Ward 5  Ward 5 Councilman Kenyan McDuffie speaks with Radio One about the evolving neighborhood; his plans to create new opportunities for residents and better connect them to available resources; and the importance of affordable housing, specifically...

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