DC’s businesses and residents are shaping a new community in one of the largest riverfront redevelopment districts in the United States.
Located just five blocks south of the U.S. Capitol, the Capitol Riverfront offers a waterfront setting with a distinct maritime heritage, multi-modal accessibility, nationally-recognized parks, and vibrant retail.
A Growing Neighborhood
In 2016, the neighborhood delivered 50,000 SF of new retail space and 1,483 residential units. At the end of 2016, there were seven apartment buildings, one condo building, two office buildings, and 250,000 SF of retail under construction. In addition, WeWork will open a 68,700 SF location at 80 M St. in 2017.
As of December 2016, there were 325,000 SF of existing retail & restaurants, including Harris Teeter and Vida Fitness. A Whole Foods will open in 2017 and an additional 325,000 SF of retail will deliver in the neighborhood by 2018, including Showplace Icon Theater and District Winery.
A Growing Restaurant Scene
As of December 2016, there were 36 restaurants open in the neighborhood including Bluejacket Brewery, Osteria Morini, Agua 301, Whaley’s, Due South, and Scarlet Oak.
Home the Washington Nationals, and future home to the new D.C. United stadium, the Capitol Riverfront welcomed three million visitors and hosted 361 community events in 2016.
34,000 / 6,000
Employees / residents in the Capitol Riverfront
Population growth within 0.5 miles (2010–2016)
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*All demographic data is for within 0.5 miles.