Kennedy Street



A PROACTIVE COMMUNITY ready to be discovered, Kennedy Street is bolstered by a residential and business population that is fiercely committed to the success of the neighborhood and its commercial district. This DC main street’s rare east-west orientation creates outdoor shopping and dining opportunities that are not easily replicated. In addition to its recent residential building boom, Kennedy Street offers significant new business opportunities, especially for independent retailers, restaurants, and specialty grocers.

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New Development

917 Kennedy St: The 21-unit condominium building offering 1- and 2-BR layouts delivered in 2021.

809–813 Kennedy St: The Todd A. Lee Senior Residences delivered in 2021 with 38 affordable studio and 1-BR units for seniors, as well as retail.

71 Kennedy St: The four-story building will contain 46 residential units and 8,500 SF of retail, including a potential grocer. Anxo Cidery will also house its future canning operations there along with a café.

22–24 Kennedy St: District Properties purchased two parcels that could accommodate up to 70,000 SF of residential and retail development.


Great Streets + Main Streets

Kennedy Street is a designated Great Streets corridor whose small businesses may apply for grants
to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. The corridor also receives support from Uptown Main Street through community-based economic development initiatives.

Business Openings

  • Golden Flour Bake Shop
  • Mita Café
  • La Coop Coffee
  • Zone 365 (smoothie & juice bar)
  • Neptune Room (bar)
  • Everyday Sundae Scoop Shop

Top Local Industries

5,821 Total Area Employment

  • Heath Care & Social Assistance: 36%
  • Retail Trade: 13%
  • Educational Services: 8%
  • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services: 7%