On Tuesday, builders and D.C. officials began building a green, carbon-free, affordable housing project.
The Truxton Cycle House on North Capitol Street will house 18 low-income families. It uses solar panels and other technologies to minimize pollution.
The district needs more housing after its population grew for the second year in a row, according to Census figures. D.C. has almost 8,000 more residents, according to figures. For the first time since the epidemic, more people entered the district than departed. About 680,000 individuals live in D.C.
The North Capitol Street building will finish in 2025.
“This is about making sure that as a city we’re doing our part in controlling climate change,” said acting deputy mayor for planning and economic development Nina Albert. I believe what’s uncommon and the unique opportunity to a resident about a net-zero building is that running expenses drop.”