WDCEP Conducts East of the River Restaurant Tour
Second tour focuses on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Good Hope Road and Alabama Avenue
Director, Research & Communications
Washington, DC Economic Partnership
January 13, 2012
Washington, DC–The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP), in partnership with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), conducted their second restaurant tour yesterday to highlight opportunities to local and national restaurateurs.
The tour highlighted existing opportunities along Good Hope Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, including major redevelopment projects and existing sites. Participants received presentations on the following projects:
- Skyland Town Center (The Rappaport Companies and William C. Smith)
- Curtis Properties at MLK & W (Curtis Properties and Four Points LLC)
- Congress Heights Metrorail Station (City Partners LLC)
- 1115 Good Hope Road (Papadopoulos Properties)
- Saint Elizabeths (DMPED)
- Big K site (Department of Housing and Community Development)
Victor Hoskins, Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development, David Zipper, Director of Business Development and Strategy, and other government representatives informed the tour attendees of incentives and resources available to restaurants that could aid them through the process of opening their establishment east of the Anacostia River, including resources available through the Congress Heights Main Streets organization.
With new investment and development, such as the 3,700-employee U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 344-unit Sheridan Station and 99-unit Matthew Memorial Terrace currently under construction, there are new demand generators being added to the area. The goal of the WDCEP tours is to showcase opportunities in areas that are experiencing growth and new investment.
The WDCEP, in coordination with the DMPED, will be conducting future tours in other neighborhoods throughout the District. For more information about future site tours or opening up a business in the District, contact Keith Sellars, President & CEO of the Washington, DC Economic Partnership, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.661.8670.
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It is the mission of the Washington, DC Economic Partnership, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to promote business opportunities throughout the District of Columbia and to contribute to business retention and attraction activities