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Anacostia Waterfront Initiative

Framework plans for the Southwest Waterfront and Near Southeast neighborhoods target key redevelopment areas in a visionary plan to revitalize a vast urban riverfront, enabling transformative mixed-use development and public waterfront open space.

The Anacostia Waterfront Initiative, a visionary plan to reconnect and revitalize vast and neglected areas of Washington DC around the Anacostia River, includes two “target areas” where intensive urban redevelopment has transformed the waterfront. The award-winning Target Area Plans provide frameworks for development, infrastructure, and open space for the Southwest Waterfront and the Near Southeast neighborhoods, long-neglected areas that were disconnected from the city and isolated from the waterfront. BBB’s comprehensive vision provides a guide for public and private initiatives which, when woven together through public policy and targeted actions, results in new waterfront neighborhoods. The mile-long Southwest Waterfront plan includes over 800 units of housing, retail, hotel, and cultural uses, integrated with an existing marina and fish market to create an active waterfront esplanade unlike any space that exists in Washington DC. The Near Southeast framework plan has guided the redevelopment of a 350-acre neighborhood surrounding the Washington Navy Yard, enabling over $2 billion of public and private investment and the implementation of two exciting new city parks.

 

Client

District of Columbia Office of Planning (DCOP); National Capital Revitalization Corp.

Location

Washington, DC

Size

55 acres (Southwest Waterfront Target Area); 350 acres (Near Southeast Target Area)

Completed

2003

People

FAIA, AICP
Managing Partner
FAIA
Partner, Director of the DC Office
AIA, AICP
Partner, Director of Planning & Urban Design
AIA, AICP, LEED AP
Associate Partner
AIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C
Associate