The John and Jill Ker Conway Residence

WASHINGTON, DC
The John and Jill Ker Conway Residence
Conway ribbon cutting
John and Jill Ker Conway Residence

The John and Jill Ker Conway Residence is a 124-unit, mixed-income residence for chronically homeless veterans and low-income residents which opened in Winter 2016.

Project Partner and Co-Developer: McCormack Baron Salazar.

Architect: Sorg Architects. 

Photo: Courtesy of Sorg Architects

Overview

  • First mixed income supportive housing development in Washington, DC.
  • Developed by Community Solutions and McCormack Baron Salazar, opened in Winter 2016

History

  • Developed on land owned by the District of Columbia in rapidly developing NoMA neighborhood
  • Designed to aid in ending veteran homelessness in the District of Columbia
  • Financing and support knitted together from over 10 different agencies and funders

Design

  • Designed by Sorg Architects
  • Silvery white metal paneling and distinctive “stacked blocks” shape to create complementary contrast with surrounding buildings
  • Sustainable building materials and extensive glazing system to enliven apartment interiors
  • Building contains 124 units of mixed-income housing:
    • 60 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans
    • 17 units of permanent supportive housing for individuals served by DC Department of Behavioral Health
    • 47 units workforce housing for individuals making no more than 60% of Area Median Income (AMI)