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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


292 Units
Purchased 1994

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Edgewood Commons II
Edgewood Gardens


42 Units
Purchased 1999

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Edgewood Commons III
The View (Seniors)


200 Units
Purchased 2001

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Edgewood Commons IV
The Vista


258 Units
Purchased 2001

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The Concept


  • 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

The Next Five Years


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



Our Edgewood Events



Creating a Healthy Mixed Income Community


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)



The ONE Edgewood Network


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


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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Edgewood Commons News

Our Foundation: The Birth of CPDC

CPDC’s Formative Years (1989-2004) Tribute #1 – Our Foundation:  The Birth of CPDC Real estate developer, operator, financier, community servant, and champion are all words used to describe Eugene F. Ford Sr., the visionary and founder of CPDC.  Ford has a long, rich history of commitment to housing after...

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CPDC Prepares for New KaBOOM! Playground Build at Edgewood Terrace

CPDC Prepares for New KaBOOM! Playground Build at Edgewood Terrace   CPDC has teamed up with KaBOOM!, the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, Marriott International, and Beacon House to build a new playground at Edgewood Terrace on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.  This kid-inspired play space reflects an...

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Get Out, Get Moving, and Get Engaged: CPDC and Edgewood Community Partner for MBT 5K Run/Walk

Get Out, Get Moving, and Get Engaged: CPDC and Edgewood Community Partner for MBT 5K Run/Walk CPDC is proud to sponsor, for the second year, the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 10, 2014.  CPDC’s support for the MBT aligns with the organization’s Resident Services community...

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Edgewood Community Embraces First One Edgewood Campaign Event

Edgewood Community Embraces First One Edgewood Campaign Event By Khyati Desai-Seltzer, Regional Resident Services Manager On September 7, 2013, a team of Edgewood Terrace resident leaders, with support from CPDC Resident Services Manager Yerodin Avent, held the first “Music in the Gardens” community event. The event was one in a...

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