May/June 2011 Journal of Housing article
City Paper: Gibson Plaza's February 2011 Progress Report
The Washington City Paper's HousingComplex took a tour of Gibson Plaza in February 2011 to check on the progress and reported that "construction is moving from the top floors down. The basement, though, represents quite a bit of gained space. They'll add a fitness room and more storage units, as well as a computer-equipped learning center that management hopes will teach Chinese, Spanish, and English language classes "
Washington Informer: Gibson's Green Renovation
The Washington Informer highlights environmentally enhanced featues at Gibson Plaza. [The] the tide has finally turned for Gibson Plaza and its residents. Last month, tenants, city officials, church and civic leaders attended the official groundbreaking on Wed., July 28 to celebrate the building’s complete overhaul.
City Paper: Gibson Plaza Groundbreaking
The Washington City Paper's HousingComplex reported that "Gibson Plaza will be getting a massive gut retrofit to upgrade its 217 affordable units, starting July 28th. The $31 million in improvements, paid for by the federal department of Housing and Urban Development, cover a complete facade upgrade, all new green appliances, plumbing and electrical systems, new windows, and "cultured marble vanity tops" in bathrooms.
The complex opened in 1974–a few years after the founding of its non-profit owner, First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church Housing Corporation, Inc. The church has promised that no tenants will be permanently displaced during construction, and those who remain throughout won't be bothered too much."