Programs and Initiatives
A key component of the revitalization of the Anacostia waterfront is the Riverwalk Trail. The Anacostia Riverwalk shared-use path is located along the west and east sides of the Anacostia River.
The District through the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and the Office of Planning are in the process of planning the area along the west bank of the Anacostia River known as Boathouse Row.
Diamond Teague Park is situated on the Anacostia River at Nationals Park in Ward 6. The $8 million project is one of three District-funded parks in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Together these parks represent a commitment to a world-class network of urban parks and beautiful public spaces.
The District plans to redevelop this site into a new, world-class, waterfront community that connects the surrounding Hill East neighborhood to the Anacostia River via tree-lined public streets, recreational trails, and accessible waterfront parklands.
A District-funded restoration project, Kingman Island and Heritage Island represent an opportunity for residents and tourists alike to enjoy an environmental learning and observation experience.
The District seeks to make capital improvements to Marvin Gaye Park. Stretching nearly two miles across Northeast Washington, the park occupies a green stream valley along Watts Branch—the largest tributary to the Anacostia River within the District of Columbia.
Matthews Memorial Terrace is a development opportunity as part of the Barry Farm New Communities Initiative that will provide high quality affordable housing options for District residents and that will expand mixed-income communities in Ward 8.
Poplar Point is envisioned to be the home of a variety of different uses including residential, retail, office entertainment, cultural, and park/open space uses. Currently, there are no specific figures for the actual allotment of space for the different uses.
Sheridan Station is a development opportunity as part of the Barry Farm New Communities Initiative that will provide high quality affordable and market-rate housing options for District residents and that will expand mixed-income communities in Ward 8.
A new vibrant urban waterfront destination that blends maritime activity, commerce, culture and residential housing. The project will include restaurants, shops, hotels and new cultural attractions. The redevelopment plans, approved by the DC Council in 2003, include 14-acres of parks and open space, as well as an expanded pedestrian promenade, new public piers and an improved marina to increase public access to the Washington Channel and the water.
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