Welcome to The Strand
A piece of Washington, DC history is coming alive again.
The Strand Residences – a new, 86-unit affordable housing development – is being built next to the historic Strand Theater in DC’s Deanwood neighborhood. The Strand will offer one and two-bedroom apartment homes for move-in July 2021. The apartments come equipped with washers and dryers in every apartment and gourmet kitchens including dishwashers and microwaves.
The Strand amenities include a fitness center, a private courtyard with a grilling station, a cyber cafe, and a resident services coordinator. The apartment community also offers on-site management and maintenance services.
Operation Pathways is thrilled to staff The Strand with an on-site resident services coordinator (RSC). The RSC is a trained coach, able to assist residents achieve their financial, educational, or health goals. Operation Pathways can also offer a variety of on-site programs and services to meet the desires and needs of the resident population. The RSC will work to engage residents and support resident leadership to help us define the resident services for the new Strand community.
EXPLORE THE STRAND
The Strand Residences is being built next to the historic Strand Theater in DC’s Deanwood neighborhood. The 6,000 square foot historic theater is being converted into the Deanwood Smokehouse and will be operated by the owners of the Ivy City Smokehouse, Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place, Nick’s Riverside Grill, and The Point. Originally built in 1928, the Strand Theater served different purposes over more than 40 years: a 600-seat movie theater, a dance hall, and a pool room. The building was designed in a “stripped-down version of the Renaissance Revival style” and was the first movie theater built for black patrons east of the Anacostia River. Celestia Tobe grew up on the same street as the Strand Theater. She told Greater Greater Washington that “The Strand was an extension of the neighborhood…We played all kinds of games, hide-n-seek, riding bikes, roller skating, jacks, jump rope. We played in each other’s yards so going to the Strand was an extension of our street we played on.” The Strand Theater was added to the DC Preservation League’s list of endangered places in 2007 and was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. The 6,000 square foot historic theater is being converted into a sit-down restaurant and community gathering space – the Deanwood Smokehouse. The kitchen will be a full-service kitchen. The dining room is designed as a flexible space for more than just dining to allow for theatrical performances, dance parties, and watching sports on big TVs. The corner entrance might even be a little seafood market. The Strand Theater will once again be a source of pride for Deanwood as it was when it first opened in 1928.