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Rhode Island Avenue, NE / Woodridge

A PEACEFUL, FAMILY-FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD of sturdy, vintage houses line Rhode Island Avenue, one of Pierre L’Enfant’s original streets, and serves as a major commuter corridor, linking the heart of downtown to Maryland’s suburbs.

Woodridge is bisected by Rhode Island Avenue and bounded by Eastern Avenue, South Dakota Avenue, Michigan Avenue and Bladensburg Road, NE. The neighborhood is characterized by an abundance of two-story single-family homes with large lots, beautiful tree- lined streets, and wide sidewalks for outdoor seating & programming.

A NEW DESTINATION FOR SMALL + LOCAL BUSINESSES

  • 7 Days Market—2018 opening
  • Blue Print Barbershop—2019
  • Eat & Smile Catering—2013
  • Provost—2019
  • District Floor Depot—2017
  • Good Food Markets (grocer)—2015
  • Material World Boutique—2017
  • The Public Option (brewpub) – 2015

INFILL DEVELOPMENT ALONG RHODE ISLAND AVENUE

  • The Violet (1515 Rhode Island , NE): A new 20-unit apartment building was built in 2018.
  • 2027 Rhode Island Avenue: Plans call for a 43-unit residential building with 4,770 SF of retail space.
  • Woodridge Library: The new 22,500 SF library was built in 2016 and is the first DC library to have a roof terrace for programming.
  • Mills Place (1736 Rhode Island Avenue): A new 61-unit residential project with Q3 2020 delivery.
  • 1700 Rhode Island Avenue: A new 46-unit residential property that opened in 2019.
  • The Hamlin (1715 Hamlin Street): An 18-unit residential project that delivered in 2018.

GREAT STREETS AND MAIN STREETS

As a designated Great Streets corridor small businesses can apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs as funds become available. In 2019, up to $50,000 was awarded per location. The corridor is also supported by the Rhode Island Avenue, NE Main Street through community-based economic development programs.

TOP LOCAL INDUSTRIES

16,462 Total Area Employment

  • Transportation & Warehousing: 23%
  • Construction: 17%
  • Health Care & Social Assistance: 11%

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