Home to the 350-acre Saint Elizabeths East and West Campuses, a new Entertainment & Sports Arena in 2018, the new 3,700-employee U.S. Coast Guard headquarters, and by 2022 the new consolidated home for the Department of Homeland Security, Congress Heights will be an epicenter for future business opportunities.
Great Streets Retail Small Business Grants
Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue is a designated Great Streets corridor. As funds become available small businesses can apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. In 2017, up to $50,000 was awarded per location.
New Entertainment Destination
The 4,200-seat Entertainment and Sports Arena will be the new home for the Washington Mystics, the practice facility for the Washington Wizards and a versatile venue that will host concerts, festivals, and an array of sporting events. It is scheduled to open in Q3 2018.
5 Million SF Redevelopment at Saint Elizabeths East
- Redbrick LMD & Gragg Cardona Partners are the master developers for Phase I and will redevelop 16 acres into 171,000 SF of office, 47,000 SF of retail, 252 apartments and 60 for-sale townhomes, including live-work units.
- Flaherty & Collins and the Anacostia Economic Development Corp. plan to start construction on Phase 1A, the conversion of seven historic hospital buildings into the 252 apartments, in summer 2018 with delivery in 2020.
Gateway DC and the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center offer flexible and innovative spaces for meetings & collaboration and provide a destination for farmers markets and other community, cultural and arts events.
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