Focus on Ward 6
Council Member Sharon Ambrose is not shy in touting the successes of her ward- “Ward 6 is the hottest place for economic development in the city.”
She points to the restaurants and retail that line the streets of Barrack’s Row as an example of what Ward 6 has to offer. With more than 152 businesses located in Barrack’s Row and a strong merchant’s association, it’s easy to see why it was named one of the 2005 Great American Main Street Award Winners.
Council Member Ambrose also invites people who haven’t seen 8th Street, and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE in the past three years to come by and have a look. “This corridor is a great model of what happens when a neighborhood comes together.” The area has experienced a revitalization with landscaping, streetscape improvements and new retail and restaurant development. The same can be witnessed in the North Capitol area with its new offices and emerging retail sector.
New and infill residential projects continue to add housing supply to Capitol Hill, such as the Jenkins Row condominium project on Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, which will also include a new Harris Teeter grocery store.