Fortitude at Delta Towers is a 179-unit, 100% affordable senior living community in Washington, DC.
The project stands on the undeveloped surface parking of the existing Delta Towers, an aging building at the end of its useful life. The new building not only provides units for the 149 seniors currently living in Delta Towers, but also introduces 30 new affordable units for seniors over 55 with incomes at or below 30% of area median income (AMI). Additionally, 18 of the units will be set aside as permanent supportive housing. A future phase of the project includes plans to demolish the existing Delta Towers and to redevelop the site.
The project also includes over 10,000 SF of amenity space and approximately 5,000 SF of retail atop a below-grade garage.
Housing is key to neighborhood revitalization. The project responds to the neighborhood housing demands by maximizing the density allowed by zoning, with nine levels to the southwest and six levels to the northeast.
In addition to the social challenge, this project responds to the urban challenge posed by the intersection of two zoning districts and five main avenues. A vertical mass marks the intersection, which will become the gateway to the H Street Corridor. In contrast, large horizontal masses respond to the scale and pace of the vehicular environment.
The Fortitude at Delta Towers shows what we can achieve with bold vision and unwavering commitment to a project we know will benel>t our community ... This beautiful building, which will provide affordable, permanent housing for our seniors, is important to ensuring more Washingtonians can continue to call our city home."