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St. Elizabeths East Campus Redevelopment

St. Elizabeths East rendering

A Campus Brought To Life
St. Elizabeths East is a unique place to cultivate globally-significant economic opportunities in security, including critical infrastructure, energy, and sustainable technologies and practices – a place where our nation’s brightest minds can think, create, educate, and live. St. Elizabeths East and its unparalleled opportunities for creating commercial success from innovative ideas rest at the virtual heart of the region. Located in Ward 8, just under three miles and a couple of Metro stops from the U.S. Capitol, this historic campus is adjacent to the Congress Heights station of Metro’s Green Line, a short drive from Ronald Reagan National Airport, and easily accessible from the region’s newly renovated Interstate highway system, including I-295, I-395, and the Capital Beltway.

The Saint Elizabeths East Master Plan is intended to guide the city, the community, and the private sector in the revitalization by providing detailed development goals and design principles to shape future development and historic preservation. The Master Plan intends to create a framework that renews historic and cultural resources on the campus while ensuring that new development creates dynamic urban places that reflect innovative and sustainable design solutions.

St. Elizabeths East Campus Parcel Map

Parcel 2 - Cedar Hill Regioanl Medical Center (Winter 2025)
1200 Pecan Street, SE 

  • 136 inpatient beds ( can expand to 196 in the future)
  • Verified Trauma Center, ICU, Surgery and Operating Rooms
  • Newborn Delivery and Women's Services
  • Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Adult and Children's Emergency Department
  • $375 million allocated

Parcel 6 - Parking Garage
2750 13th Street, SE

  • 750 Parking spaces
  • Completed January 2022

Parcel 10 & 14 - District Towns at St. Elizabeths East
13th Street, SE

  • District Towns
  • The Knutson Companies
  • Homebuyers Club in partnership with Manna, Inc. 
  • 88 for sale housing units - 30% of the units are affordable
  • 3-bedroom 2.5-bathroom townhomes w/optional loft and ground floor room
  • 77 or 88 sold - 68 have closed
  • Affordable Units - 26 ADUs sold
  • Project to be completed Fall 2024

Parcel 11 - The Residences at St. Elizabeths East
1201 Oak Drive, SE

  • Project Delivered October 2020
  • 252-unit adaptive reuse project
    • 202 affordable units for households earning up to 50% of the median family income (MFI), which is $58,600 for a family of four
    • 19 units available up to 30% of the MFI,
    • 13 permanent supportive units,
    • 183 units available for 31-50% of the MFI; and
    • 50 units market rate units 

Parcel 12 - Entertainment and Sports Arena
1100 Oak Drive, SE

  • Owned and Managed by Events DC
  • Ribbon cutting September 2018
  • 4,200 seat arena
  • Washington Mystics' home stadium, practice stadium for Washington Wizards and Capital City Go-Go

Parcel 13 - 391 Apartments/Ground Floor Retail
1100 Alabama Avenue, SE (project address must be established)

  • Mixed-use: Residential and Commercial, including retail and office space
  • 421 Units, 126 affordable units from 30%-50% of AMI
  • Letters of Intent from: A Wider Circle and Halfsmoke

Parcel 15 - Sycamore & Oak Interim Retail Villlage
1110 Oak Drive, SE (temporary project - 3 years)

  • 23,000 sf of retail, educational and gathering activation uses plus a greenhouse
  • Incubator space for 13 Ward 7 and 8 resident owned businesses
  • The Retail Village also offers a "Chefs-In-Residence", program where the food and beverage operators will receive operational support and mentoring from the Jose Andres Group
  • Ribbon cutting celebrated - June 2023

Parcel 16 - DCPL Library 
1100 Alabama Avenue, SE (project address must be established)

  • New 20,000 sf DCPL Library to replace the current Parklands-Turner Community Library. 
  • Currently working on a lanp swap with WMATA so that the new library can have frontage on Alabama Avenue, SE - WMATA 1.21 acres
  • Compact Hearing held on September 25, 2023
  • Currently negotiating a Joint Development Agreement and Project Coordination Agreement with WMATA.

Parcel 17 - Whitman-Walker Health  -  Max Robinson Center
1201 Sycamore Drive, SE

  • Ribbon Cutting - September 2023
  • 118,000 SF - New Max Robinson Center
  • Provides primary, behavioral, dental and substance misuse treatment services, a ground-floor pharmacy, youth services, and administrative office spaces. 

Parcels 7, 8 & 9 - Awarded to The St. Elizabeths Legacy Partners December 2022
2730 MLK Jr. Avenue, SE (project address must be established for Parcels 8 & 9)

  • DC Department of Behavioral Health
  • Relocation of the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
  • 18 - Townhomes (this number may change)
  • Ground Floor Retail 
  • Potential Grocery Store
  • 277 Apartments - 100% Affordable (this number may change)

On the Horizon
13th Street Connector - Scope includes the relocation of the St. Elizabeths Hospital guard booth, the continuation of 13th Street, SE to Alabama Avenue, SE and the reconfiguration of the Congress Heights Metro Station bus loop - RFP responses were due on May 31, 2024.



Bowser Administration Hosts Annual March Madness  
Mayor Bowser Breaks Ground on 202 Affordable Housing Units at St. Elizabeths East  
Mayor Bowser Announces Next Steps in the Transformation of St. Elizabeths East, Bringing Jobs, Affordable Housing, and Retail Opportunities to Ward 8  
As Part of March Madness, Mayor Bowser Announces Latrena Owens as the Executive Director of the St. Elizabeths East Campus Redevelopment  
Mayor Bowser Announces Whitman-Walker Health to Locate on St. Elizabeths East Campus, Delivering New Facility to Ward 8  
Mayor Bowser to Celebrate Move-In of First Residents to St. Elizabeths East Campus   
Mayor Bowser Kicks Off a New Year with Call to Action to Achieve #36000by2025 Housing Goal