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This morning, Mayor Adrian Fenty and others gathered at the site of 3910-12 Georgia Ave. to “begin” demolition for the construction of a 130-unit apartment building.*

Most of the units—-119—-“will be dedicated to low-income families,” according to a press release from the city. “Additionally, the property will include space for the Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care. The Mary’s Center, which already operates two health clinics in the District of Columbia, will have a location on the ground floor of the building and serve disadvantaged individuals and families with a wide range of health-related services.”

According to a Washington Business Journal article, Georgia Commons should have opened the summer of 2008, but it struggled to find financing. Thankfully, the government stepped in with $5 million in funds from the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and the Department of Housing and Community Development.”

*From the looks of these photos on Prince of Petworth, the wrecking crews arrived at least a few days ago.