The owner of Sursum Corda, a low-income co-op located four blocks north of Union Station, has found a partner to redevelop the 6.7-acre Northwest site into more than 1,100 residential units, six times its current density.

The Sursum Corda Cooperative Association Inc., a private, resident-owned nonprofit, controls Sursum Corda, a 199-unit co-op that opened in 1968 on a site bounded by M, L and F streets Northwest. The housing project was named after the Latin expression, “lift up your hearts,” but in the 1980s and ’90s, Sursum Corda suffered through decline as it was consumed by drug-related violence.

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