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Community Three Delivers First Phase of Grimke School Redevelopment in D.C.

Real estate development company Community Three has delivered the first phase of the redevelopment of the 134-year-old Grimke School building.

The redevelopment consists of a 133,000 mixed-use adaptive re-use and redevelopment of an 1887 public school property and adjacent parcels. The property, which retains its original red brick façade, will provide a permanent home for the African American Civil War Museum. It also will house new international headquarters for two organizations in architecture and design firm Torti Gallas + Partners and an international nonprofit that advocates for education. The project originally broke ground in 2019.

Adjacent to Grimke School and delivering this summer is The Fold, a new 30-unit condominium building being built on a former parking lot. Sales of the condominium units are currently underway.

“We are very excited to bring this decade-long community-driven effort to fruition,” said Grant Epstein, president at Community Three. “The respectful historic preservation effort has furnished one-of-a-kind workspaces that will only add to the already rich history of this unique property.”


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David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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