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Park Morton is generally defined as Georgia Avenue on the west, Warder Street on the east, Lamont Street on the south, and Park Road on the north.

Well, here’s a bit of news that’s a long time coming.

More than a year ago, in September 2008, the city first began looking for developers to rebuild the Park Morton area into one of four glistening New Communities—-the “New Communities” initiative will transform some of D.C.’s most notorious public housing projects into new mixed-use, mixed income areas.

Today, finally, Mayor Adrian Fenty announced his selection: A team led by Landex Corp., which “specializes in rebuilding distressed urban housing and has successfully completed projects in cities along the East Coast including federal HOPE VI redevelopment projects,” according to Fenty’s press release.

In total, Landex will be building 500 new residential units for people of all income levels. Construction will begin next year.