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Construction is set to begin this month for Bread for the City’s new flagship center, located on Good Hope Road in Southeast, Washington, DC.
Designed to be a welcoming space and central to the community it serves, the new Bread for the City Southeast Center will feature multiple gathering spaces, areas for work, play, and learning, and greater accessibility for all members of the community. The new Center will bring much-needed primary medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health care to the community. The new clinics, and wellness spaces — including a fitness center and locker rooms, private counseling rooms, classrooms, and kid-friendly spaces — will provide clients with the resources to make a sustained investment in their physical and mental health.
The new Southeast Center will serve clients through 75,000 total center visits each year; serving 13% more clients overall than the organization’s existing, at-capacity facility.
“We are proud to work with the Bread for the City team to design a facility that will help the organization fulfill its mission. The organization’s highly effective process and inclusive culture informed our design, and we are honored to collaborate with Bread for the City to deliver this high-quality facility to its aptly-named Good Hope Road location,” said architect Michael Marshall.
The mission of Bread for the City is to “help Washington, DC residents living with low income to develop the power to determine the future of their own communities.” The organization has provided food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty for the residents of the District for 45 years, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Bread for the City is working with Michael Marshall Design as the architect and Compass Design and Development as the project manager on this project, for a planned opening in 2020. The existing Southeast Center at 1640 Good Hope Road will remain open throughout construction.
Read Bisnow’s coverage of the project here.
Read WTOP’s coverage of the project here.