Permit Expediting for Strand Theater Redevelopment

We are happy to share we are providing permit expediting services to develop a new affordable housing community in D.C.’s Deanwood neighborhood. The development will also include the renovation of the historic Strand Theater.

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Since 1928, the Strand Theater has served multiple purposes–a dance hall, pool room, and 600-seat movie theater. Perhaps most significant, it’s been a source of pride for Deanwood residents since it first opened more than 90 years ago.

In 2021, the historic theater will transform once again—this time as a restaurant, community space, and neighbor to adorable housing development, the Strand Residences.

NHP Foundation, the Warrenton Group, and the Washington Metropolitan CDC have teamed up to develop the Strand Residences and renovate the theater. The mixed-use development at 5119-5123 and 5127 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE, will include 86 one-and two-bedroom affordable apartments. Households earning up to 60 percent of area median income will be eligible for residence. Twenty-eight of the units are set to become new homes for nearby Lincoln Heights and Richardson Dwellings residents.

Beyond the 86 affordable units, the residences will also include a multipurpose room, exercise room, bike storage space, outdoor terrace for grilling, and on-site resident services provided by NHP Foundation’s affiliate organization, Operation Pathways. The ground floor will include 2622 square feet of retail space for a neighborhood non-profit and a community-based retailer.

Permitting Services

Would you like to accelerate the permitting process for your next project?

Contact us today at or 703-942-8700 to request a proposal and/or discuss your next project.

About DFM Development Services, LLC.

DFM Development Services, LLC provides development support services to real estate developers, contractors, home builders, property managers, and owners in the Washington, D.C. metro region. With strong connections to jurisdictional authorities throughout DC, Virginia, and Maryland, our experienced team can help you to cut through the red tape of real estate development. Our core services include Bond Management, Permit Expediting, Environmental Compliance, Dry Utility Coordination, and Traffic Control Services.

Contact us today at or 703-942-8700 to request a proposal and/or discuss your next project.

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About DFM

DFM Development Services is the leading Red Tape Consultancy in the DC Metro Region, specializing in navigating complex and time-consuming regulatory processes for Real Estate Development and AEC Industry Professionals.

From expediting complex building permits and the bond release process to ensuring environmental compliance and precise dry utility design, our tailor-made approach empowers you to confidently move forward with your project, knowing you’ve successfully met all compliance requirements.

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