The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
ROBERT STEUTEVILLE    JAN. 1, 2000
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $571 million in Hope VI program grants to redevelop public housing in 21 cities. A number of these projects will use new urbanist design to create new, mixed-income neighborhoods with civic buildings, and in some cases, retail. Hope VI grants generally tear down or refurbish barracks-style and high-rise public housing apartments. One of the new Hope VI projects, the Frederick Douglas and Stanton Dwellings in Washington, DC, will create a new neighborhood of 600 bungalows, duplexes, townhomes, and single homes designed by Torti Gallas/CHK of Silver Spring, Maryland. The project also will feature some retail development. Torti Gallas/CHK is one of the most active new urbanist firms working on Hope VI projects.