The Capitol Riverfront is the first new mixed-use neighborhood arising from the larger Anacostia Waterfront Initiative, a partnership between the District of Columbia and federal agencies to revitalize neighborhoods, enhance and protect parks, improve water quality, and increase access to Washington's Anacostia River. The Capitol Riverfront neighborhood forms the core of this new urban waterfront. Visit the Capitol Riverfront website for more information.
Significant real estate development has occured and is continuing around the Canal Park site. Immediately to the east, the Capper-Carrollsburg Hope VI project represents 750,000 square feet of office space and 1,800 new housing units. The Federal Gateway II office building will have 234,000 SF of office space and 13,000 SF of ground floor retail.Immediately to the west, the Federal Gateway I building provides 300,000 square feet of office and retail space. Capitol Hill Towers consists of 344 units of housing and a Marriott Courtyard hotel. Directly across M street, the U.S. Department of Transportation houses 6,750 federal office workers. The redevelopment of the Southeast Federal Center (now known as The Yards) will provide 2,800 units of housing, 1.8 million square feet of commercial space, 400,000 square feet of retail, and a five-acre waterfront park.
With over 60 percent of its land currently in various stages of redevelopment, Washington's Capitol Riverfront neighborhood represents one of the country's largest urban waterfront transformations.
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OLIN led a multidisciplinary team on consultants in the creation of this catalytic urban park.
Government of the District of Columbia, Vincent Gray, Mayor