Also known as “Downtown Ward 7,” substantial public and private investments have created exciting opportunities for new, innovative, start-up businesses at and near the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road.
Major employers such as Pepco, the Department of Employment Services, and Unity Health Care bring a steady stream of daytime shoppers.
Located at the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road, Park 7 delivered 376 apartments and 22,000 SF of retail space in 2014. Retail tenants include Sala Thai, Popeyes, Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robins and America’s Kids.
Great Streets Retail Small Business Grants
Minnesota Avenue & Benning Road are designated Great Streets corridors. 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.
The St. Stephens Apartments, located north of the East River Park Shopping Center on Benning Road, will deliver 71 units of affordable housing in 2017.
- Pepco’s Benning Service Center (700 employees)
- Department of Employment Services (DOES) HQ (450)
- Unity Health Care (~70)
*All demographic data is for within 0.5 miles.