Photo credit: C. Cort

Tenley View reused an existing building to create 60 apartments, 7 of which are below market rate, only 1 on-site parking space, close to the Tenleytown Metro station.

We can make Ward 3 a more welcoming place

A long and ugly history of housing and land use practices and regulations have segregated neighborhoods by race and class in the District, particularly in Ward 3. These ‘invisible walls’ impact us to this day. 

The legacy of institutionalized practices of discrimination is our present lack of choices in housing types, limited range of home prices, lack of affordable housing, and limited diversity among the people who live in Ward 3 neighborhoods.

Take Action: Tell the DC Council to pass the DC Comprehensive Plan in 2020

Updating the Comprehensive Plan is an important step in turning the tide against racism in the District. Send a letter to Chairman Mendelson and the DC Council to urge them to help take down the ‘invisible walls’ around Ward 3 by passing the Comprehensive Plan Amendment Act (B23-736) in 2020.

Click here to send a letter to Chairman Mendelson and your DC Councilmembers

Event: Help Take Down the Invisible Walls Around Ward 3

On September 29, 2020, we hoste an event, Help Take Down the Walls Around Ward 3, to learn how we can address our history of segregation and open up Ward 3 to a greater diversity of housing options. View recording here.


  • Hon. Mary Cheh, Ward 3 Councilmember 
  • Andrew Trueblood and Anita Cozart, DC Office of Planning
  • Neil Flanagan, architectural designer and researcher, on Greater Greater Washington
  • Dan Reed, urban planner, writer, and contributor to Greater Greater Washington and the Washingtonian
  • Matthew Bell, moderator, FAIA, Professor of Architecture, University of Maryland and Principal, Perkins Eastman

W3V Invisible Walls Slides

DC Office of Planning Presentation

Dan Reed Presentation

Co-sponsored by Coalition for Smarter Growth and Cleveland Park Smart Growth.