High-quality execution and vigilant oversight.
We apply a rigorous methodology to ensure that MidCity’s values and interests are aligned with our fiduciary responsibilities to our partners and the communities in which we are invested.
Unlike many development and investment firms, MidCity has a long-term investment focus that shows in our commitment to the communities where we are invested and also in the relationships that we maintain. Among our partners we are proud to count a range of public and private organizations, including investors, lenders, housing associations, and trade groups.
An optimized approach to quality mixed-income housing.
Our portfolio includes a blend of market-rate and affordable housing. We proudly carry on the tradition of strategic public-private partnerships established by our founder, Eugene F. Ford Sr., utilizing best-practice methods and public programs.
MidCity was founded in 1965 by Eugene F. Ford, Sr., an engaged leader and community advocate with a visionary approach to delivering quality multifamily housing to support the diverse needs of local communities. The company has developed more than 15,000 apartments across the country, primarily in the District of Columbia and Maryland.
In the 1970s MidCity was actively involved in urban renewal initiatives that stabilized many city neighborhoods – most notably in Southwest DC, Shaw DC, and Baltimore, MD. By the 1980s, the company focus was directed towards acquisition-rehabilitation projects in the Washington region.
Since the 1990s MidCity has repositioned its portfolio, making strategic acquisitions and recapitalizing the company for future opportunistic growth. Our 20-year pipeline positions us to continue our mission-driven tradition in the context of modern and best-practice thinking for healthy and vibrant communities that are also strategic, solid investments. RIA, a mixed-use, mixed-income redevelopment of the 1940s era Brookland Manor Apartments and Brentwood Village Shopping Center on Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast DC, is a prime example of MidCity’s focus. This 20-acre, transit-oriented redevelopment, expected to break ground late 2019, will transform a community while remaining committed to the residents who live there.
Aerial view of Lincoln Park, looking northwest (photograph enlarged from a 4×5 negative) – Lincoln Park, Washington, District of Columbia, DC.” Boucher, Jack E., photographer. Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey, Library of Congress.