Community Engagement

District Towns and Residences at St. Elizabeths

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We Don’t Just Build Structures,
We Enhance Communities

When investing in under-resourced communities, we consider it our duty and privilege to work closely with existing neighbors to spur economic growth, create jobs, and advance equity and inclusion.

We work closely with community and faith leaders, neighborhood groups and elected officials, who are influential and located in the areas in which we construct real estate to ensure our plans are inclusive and aligned with community goals. Our dedicated Community Liaison has eyes and ears on the ground for constant two-way communication.

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Redbrick’s Commitment to the Community

Community engagement is the heart and center of what we do.

“Centering community is key in our formula for success. This means deeply listening to understand the vision and values held by neighbors, developing innovative partnerships for social impact, sharing our resources, and creating career pathways and opportunities that advance equity and inclusion.”

Lindsay Morton, Director of Community Engagement and Corporate Impact


Community Focus Includes

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Creating Job & Career Pathways

We are keenly focused on contributing to economic activity with job creation in the construction phase and after construction as commercial tenants seek to employ residents from the community.We anticipate over 4,000 permanent new jobs to be directly created by the Bridge District at full build-out.

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Partnering with Local Businesses

Early in the construction phase, we plan to invite local and diverse small business owners to utilize our Phase Zero spaces to take a grow-and-learn approach to build their businesses. This could include startups like farmer’s markets, mom and pop style retail booths and food halls to assess restaurant concepts.

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Providing Missing Resources

We intend to bring much needed neighborhood resources to Anacostia and Congress Heights such as a health center, grocery store, pharmacy and restaurants.

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Increasing Access to Affordable Housing

Redbrick is committed to increasing access to affordable housing through its new multi-family developments.

Redbrick staff with Ward 8 advocates at District Towns groundbreaking.

Redbrick interns working with our staff on a construction site.

Redbrick staff and interns engaging with the community.

Redbrick staff and interns engaging with the community.

Redbrick celebrates the opening of the new Frederick Douglass Memorial.

Redbrick staff celebrates the opening of the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. The Bridge District neighborhood will sit at the opening.

Redbrick staff and interns engaging with the community.

Redbrick staff at the opening of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge.