One house at a time: Camp Washington banks on new redevelopment strategy, with Port Authority help
Camp Washington — called simply “Camp” by its residents — isn’t poised to be the next OTR. According to a recent housing study by Urban Fast Forward, nearly 90 percent of Camp’s housing stock was built before 1940, and just more than a quarter of its houses sit vacant. More than half are renter-occupied.
But Camp isn’t trying to become the next OTR. With a young population, an influx of artists priced out of other neighborhoods, and a new, powerful ally, Camp Washington may be on the verge of something exciting.