Founded 150 years ago, Howard University has been part of the DC area for generations. As it continues its legacy as one of the nation’s top historically black colleges, the neighborhood around the campus is changing.
Once residing in a primarily working-class area of African American residents, an influx of new residents has begun to change the racial makeup of the neighborhood. The area is also changing visually.
Some of the older, more rundown properties that once existed within the community have since been replaced by new locations, including coffee shops and bike shares. The area’s also experienced a rise in property values over recent years.
Howard University is now trying to capitalize on some of those rising prices, leasing land it…