East Capitol Street /
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. 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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- Delivered in 2018, the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center features a music room, teaching kitchen, art gallery space, tech lounge, and fitness 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.
Capitol Gateway Marketplace
An 11-acre site at 58th and East Capitol Streets offers prime redevelopment potential for retail space and a full-service grocery store in the neighborhood.
Top Local Industries
1,847 Total Area Employment
- Heath Care & Social Assistance: 30%
- Educational Services: 20%
- Retail Trade: 10%
Washington DC Economic Partnership
SVP, Neighborhood Development