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Last week, Blue Skye Development kicked off its city-orchestrated renovation of a 26-unit building in Deanwood.

This week, it’s more of the same!

This morning, Mayor Adrian Fenty announced plans to build 56 new affordable townhomes on a city-controlled parcel by Dix Street and Eastern Avenue in Ward 7.

According to the press release, “The team will build 56, three bedroom townhomes priced for buyers earning between 30 percent and 120 percent of the Area Median Income – about $95,000 for a family of four. Twelve of the units will be reserved for residents currently living in the Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings New Community, which is located nearby.

Construction is expected to begin by early 2010 and the first units will deliver by Sept. 2010. The entire project is set to be complete by mid-2011.”