The highlighted area on the map represents approximately one-third of the 4.8 square mile Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) planning area. The AWI was established in 2000 and is a collaboration of 20 federal and DC agencies that own or control land along the Anacostia River. Over the past 16 years, this area has seen nearly 17 million sq. ft. of development including almost 9,000 residential units and 406,000 sq. ft. of retail space.
The latest addition to DC’s waterfront is the mile-long The Wharf mixed-use development.1 The project features 26 restaurants & bars, 16 retailers, and three entertainment venues, including the 6,000-person The Anthem music hall.
Further east, the Capitol Riverfront is becoming a sports & entertainment destination. It is already home to Nationals Park (Washington Nationals), which drew 2.5 million regional fans in 2017, and in spring/summer 2018 it will welcome the 19,000-seat D.C. United Stadium (Audi Field).
Finally, there is still another 17 million sq. ft. of development yet to come, led by the 1.2 million sq. ft. Phase II of The Wharf which is expected to start construction in fall 2018.
All data as of December 2017.
Project boundaries are estimates.