IDS DC Inc.

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Project Description

  • $7.8 Million Reconstruction
  • 18 stacked townhomes, 18 flats and two three-story townhomes
  • Partnership with The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA)
  • American Institute of Architects Merit Award for Architectural Excellence

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Kentucky Courts was a condemned property in the late 1990s due to poor site design, serious architectural problems, and criminal activity. As a result, residents had to be relocated.


IDS completed the demolition of the abandoned existing public housing project and created a new mixed income townhome community. Twelve of the homes were reserved for public housing residents while the balance were sold to market rate buyers. Prices ranged from $260,000 to over $1 million.


The site is immediately adjacent to the Capitol Hill historic district and sensitivity to the existing streetscapes and architecture were critical.

Project Highlights

Kentucky Courts