Capitol Riverfront

DC’S BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS are continuing to flock towards a new community in one of the largest riverfront redevelopment districts in the U.S.

Located just five blocks south of the U.S. Capitol, the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood offers a waterfront setting with a distinct maritime heritage, multi-modal accessibility, nationally recognized parks, vibrant retail, and two professional sports stadiums.


In 2019, the neighborhood delivered 71,400 SF of new retail space and grew to over 13,000 residents. At the end of 2019, there were 15 apartment buildings, four condo buildings, two office buildings, and 295,000 SF of retail under construction. By the end of 2020 the neighborhood will have grown to 15,000 residents.


As of December 2019, there were 558,400 SF of existing retail & restaurants, including award winning local favorites—Chloe and All Purpose Pizzeria. Eleven new retailers opened in 2019 including Dacha, Hatoba, Schilling Canning Company, Somewhere, Taco City, Bishops, UPS Store, two new bank branches, ABC Pony, and Roy Boys.


  • In 2020 the National Association of Broadcasters will open their new offices at One M.
  • The DC Department of Transportation will move its HQ to 250 M Street in 2021.
  • Chemonics will relocate 1,000 employees to the neighborhood in 2021.


Home to the World Series Champion Washington Nationals and D.C. United professional soccer club’s new stadium, Audi Field, the neighborhood hosted 3.2 million people & 360 community events in 2019. In 2020 the neighborhood will welcome the Cherry Blossom Festival Petalpalooza, Punch Bowl Social and Atlas Brew Works.


44,233 Total Area Employment

  • Public Administration: 40%
  • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services: 14%
  • Accommodation & Food Services: 10%

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