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Joy Development is dedicated to creating distinctive apartments, condominiums, homes and retail spaces in historic urban districts. Our buildings are typically either historically or architecturally significant, and are located in the hearts of their communities.


We are proud to often be the first developer to recognize opportunities to redevelop otherwise underutilized areas. According to both public officials and the news media, the rebirths of a number of downtown districts have been attributed to the visionary redevelopment projects taken on by Joy Development. In addition to projects in our home base of Washington, D.C., we are currently focusing on opportunities in Frostburg and Cumberland, Maryland, and other towns throughout Western Maryland.


Through private funding and use of State and Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives programs, we've revitalized structures and neighborhoods rich in heritage, but which have fallen victim to population shifts, struggling economies, and owner neglect. Our creative adaptive re-use strategies have reversed these tides and, in the process, generated renewed interest and economic vitality for these districts.

Successful downtown renewals require more than financial resources. Our company adds healthy doses of imagination, private and public partnerships, experience, vision, and a "can do" attitude to every project we take on.


We welcome your inquiries regarding historic preservation and rehabilitation opportunities.  Please visit our contact page.

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