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MLK Gateway to Break Ground in Historic Anacostia

by Nena Perry-Brown

Rendering of MLK Gateway from Good Hope Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue intersection. Click to enlarge.

Note: The renderings have been updated since publication.

Groundbreaking is imminent for a new development at one of Anacostia's most prominent intersections. 

DC representatives and MLK Community Partners, comprised of The Menkiti Group and Enlightened, Inc., are holding a groundbreaking ceremony this week for MLK Gateway, a development that will incorporate the façades of the four historic single-story commercial storefronts from 1203-1215 Good Hope Road SE (map).

Newer rendering of MLK Gateway looking toward Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Click to enlarge.

MLK Gateway is expected to deliver a Keller Williams Capital Properties training academy and a new 20,000 square-foot headquarters for IT consulting firm Enlightened. Other tenants being courted include a small-format grocer, a sit-down restaurant, and other neighborhood-serving retailers. Hickok Cole Architects is the designer.

The city awarded development rights for the site to The Menkiti Group in December 2016; the concept for the development received Historic Preservation Review Board approval last January. The project also benefits from Opportunity Zone funding in cooperation with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/mlk-gateway-to-break-ground-this-week-in-hisric-anacostia/16302

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