Located near the banks of the Anacostia River, Anacostia and adjacent neighborhoods are enjoying a renaissance with burgeoning small businesses, large-scale development plans, and a thriving arts scene. Cultural destinations in the area include the Anacostia Arts Center, Honfleur Art Gallery, Craig Kraft Studios, and the Anacostia Playhouse. In addition, Busboys and Poets plans to open a restaurant and training center at 2004–2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.
Over the next 10 years, Anacostia is expected to see nearly six million sq. ft. of mixed-use development. The 25.4-acre Barry Farm (a New Communities Initiative) redevelopment plan will be led by A&R Development, the DC Housing Authority and Preservation of Affordable Housing. The master plan includes 1,400 mixed-income residential units, 55,000 sq. ft. of retail space, a redefined street grid and a new central park.
Furthermore, Four Points and Curtis Properties are partnering to redevelop a 9.5-acre site, located between U and Chicago Streets along the western side of Martin L. King Jr. Avenue, SE. The master plan for Reunion Square calls for approximately 1.6 million sq. ft. of mixed-use development. And Redbrick has plans for a 2.4 million sq. ft. mixed-use project, Columbian Quarter, on 6.2 acres along Howard Road.
All data as of August 2017.
Project boundaries are estimates.