The Cultural Development Corporation Announces 30 Affordable Artist Apartments in NOMA

By Editorial Team on April 21, 2010


The Cultural Development Corporation (CuDC) has partnered with The Cohen Companies and Union Place Phase I, LLC to develop 30 affordable live/work  housing units for artists and their families at the Loree Grand — 250 K Street NE, in the NoMa (North of Massachusetts Ave) area of Washington, DC.  These dwellings are (arguably) at the western end of the H Street Corridor two blocks from the NY Ave Metro station and a few blocks away from Union Station.  In the near future, residents will also be two blocks away from the H street NE streetcar line.

Live/work artist housing are apartments that are primarily designed for living, with studio/work space as an ancillary use. Employees and walk-in trade are regulated by a Home Occupation Permit. 

The building, the Loree Grand at Union Place, with move-in beginning June 2010, features 30 affordable live/work apartments designated for artists, arts administrators and educators. Unit sizes include: studios, 1-bedrooms, 2-bedrooms and 2-bedrooms with dens. Amenities include: in-unit washer and dryer, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and entryways with direct street access (on select units). In addition, the building houses a state-of–the-art gym, courtyard, roof garden and retail. Units range from 596 to 1362 square feet. Nine of the units, located on 3rd Street, feature entryways with direct street access as either walk-down or walk-up units. Units are priced to be affordable to households earning a maximum of 80% ofArea Median Income (AMI). Area Median Income (AMI) is the annual median income level for the Washington, DC metropolitan area, as calculated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The 2009 AMI for the DC metro area is $102,000 for a four person household.

The CuDC will lease units on a first come, first served basis. Interested households may begin submitting applications at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2010. CuDC will continue to accept applications until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2010. Applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to 916 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. CuDC’s offices are open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

On Saturday, May 8th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. the CuDC will host an Open House at the Loree Grand. To see the units in person, send your RSVP to

All apartments will be leased to eligible households on a first come, first served basis. Prospective tenants may download applications here (NOTE: The CuDC will ask you to fill out a short survey before the download begins and Adobe Acrobat Reader will be required to view the document).
Applications will be accepted beginning May 17, 2010 at 8am until 5 pm on Friday, May 28, 2010. 
Update via the CuDC

Please note the deadline change:

Applications will be accepted beginning May 17, 2010 at 8am until 5 PM Monday May 24, 2010.

Applications sent via facsimile or email will not be accepted. Applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to CuDC’s offices at 916 G Street NW during regular business hours. Regular business hours are: Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturdays from 12 to 6pm. Standard postal mail is generally received by 4 pm.

Contact the Cultural Development Corporation:
phone 202.315.1324.
916 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001