East Capitol Street /
Capitol Gateway




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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Neighborhood Features

Community Anchors

  • 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%