East Capitol Street /
Capitol Gateway



A GEOGRAPHY-DEFINING ENTRYWAY into the District, East Capitol Street is more than its spectacular vistas. The street forms a unifying corridor for the Benning, Lincoln Heights, Fort Dupont, and Marshall Heights neighborhoods, among others. As a commercial and commuter route, East Capitol Street carries up to 20,000 cars daily. With proximity to the Capitol Heights Metrorail Station and a short drive to major highways I-95, I-295, and I-495, the neighborhood offers superior regional access.

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Neighborhood Features

Community Anchors

  • Delivered in 2018, the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center features a music room, teaching kitchen, art gallery space, tech lounge, and ļ¬tness center.
  • In 2015, the University of the District of Columbia partnered with District and federal agencies, local organizations, and residents to convert a three-acre site at East Capitol Street and Southern Avenue into the East Capitol Urban Farm.

$31 Million Hope VI Revitalization Grant

The phased Capitol Gateway redevelopment has already delivered 374 new residential units, with another 700 in the pipeline.

Capitol Gateway Marketplace

An 11-acre site at 58th & East Capitol Streets offers redevelopment potential for up to 150,000 SF of retail space, including 130,000 SF for an anchor tenant, and 312 residential units.

Top Local Industries

2,032 Total Area Employment

  • Heath Care & Social Assistance: 32%
  • Educational Services: 24%
  • Retail Trade: 10%
  • Accommodations & Food Services: 9%