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Benning Road/East Capitol Street

A new mixed-use development adjacent to the Benning Road Metrorail Station will bring new affordable housing, neighborhood services and retail/restaurant space to the adjacent neighborhoods of Benning, Benning Heights, Capitol View and Marshall Heights.

The Conway Center

The recently completed $90 million mixed-use building developed by So Others Might Eat (SOME) offers 202 affordable residential
units, 37,600 SF for medical/dental uses and administrative offices, an employment training center, and a sit-down deli.

New Neighborhood Retail + Services

  • The new Benning Ridge DMV Service Center at 4525 Benning Road opened in 2016 and brings a steady stream of daily customers to the area.
  • The newly renovated Shrimp Boat Plaza offers freshly made donuts, locally roasted coffee & espresso drinks, ice cream & sorbet, along with breakfast, lunch & dinner menus.

Demographics

  • 136,000+ residents within a 10-minute car ride
  • 29,000 average daily traffic counts (East Capitol Street)
  • Detailed demographics

New Investment

  • Chapman Development is planning to redevelop the former George Washington Carver Apartments 4.5- acre site (47th & East Capitol Streets, SE) into 138 affordable apartments and 28 for-sale rowhouses.
  • The former home to a KFC restaurant (4401-4407 and 4435 Benning Road, NE) was put on the market in late 2018. The 25,926 SF
    site has a development potential of about 125,000 SF.

Benning Road Streetcar Expansion

The DC Government has funded the 2.4 mile expansion of the H Street/Benning Road line to the Benning Road Metrorail station. DDoT issued an RFQ for a planning & engineering firm in fall 2017.

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