The 8 Large Developments on the Boards From Anacostia to the Bridge District

  • December 5th 2023

by UrbanTurf Staff

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As we head towards the end of the year, UrbanTurf is wrapping up its coverage of large new developments in the works around the city as we look east of the Anacostia River. 

Below, UrbanTurf takes a look at the latest in the residential pipeline from Anacostia to Poplar Point. If you've missed any of the other development rundowns that UrbanTurf has done this year, check them out here:

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Bridge District

Redbrick LMD is behind the massive Bridge District development in the Poplar Point area (map). The first phase of the Bridge District will be The Douglass, a 750-unit development with an Atlas Brew Works and Andy's Pizza already signed on as retail tenants. The expected delivery for this phase is 2025. ZGF Architects is the designer; Cecconi Simone will do the interiors.

The second phase will include approximately 825 residential units, 151 lodging units and about 24,400 square feet of retail. Designed by ODA and BBGM Architects and Interiors, the new buildings will be located along Howard Road SE between South Capitol Street and I-295, about a quarter mile from the Anacostia Metro station (map). 

With the exception of the lobbies, the ground floor along Howard Road will be devoted to retail use that will include three recessed plazas aimed to provide social spaces for retail, outdoor dining, and gathering. A specific emphasis of the building design focuses on outdoor space. 

An aerial image of the development site. 

1603 Good Hope Road 

Developer Hundred Fund has plans for a new 60-unit residential development along Good Hope Road SE. The project, designed by Square 134 Architects, would be built from the ground up on the site of a now-closed laundromat at 1603 Good Hope Road SE (map). The 65-foot tall development would have retail on the cellar and first floors, as well as parking. 

An aerial rendering of the new development. Click to enlarge.

2420 and 2422 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE

A 45-unit residential project has been pitched for a two-story commercial building along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The Square 134 Architect-designed project would adaptively reuse the building and parking lot at 2420 and 2422 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE (map), located in the Anacostia Historic District.

The development will include both market rate/inclusionary zoned (IZ) entitled, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as a 1,500 square-foot retail area, which will be prioritized for Ward 8 small businesses or organizations.

Workforce Townhouses 

A townhouse-style development is in the works at 1004-1018 Howard Road SE (map), across the street from the Anacostia Metro. Howard Road Community Partners is planning to develop 20 for-sale units, with six townhouses affordable to households earning up to 50% and 80% of AMI, and the remainder for households earning up to 120% of AMI. The development team includes ASSET Management Consulting and H2DesignBuild.

The Clara

An 81-unit affordable development in the 2300 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE (map) is in the works. The Clara will include over 5,000 square feet of retail or community space and 28 below-grade and 14 surface parking spaces. The unit mix will span from one- to three-bedrooms; 20 of the apartments would be affordable to households earning up to 30% AMI and the remainder will be for households earning up to 50% of AMI. Medina Living Ideas for Family Excellence Community Development Corporation and Banneker Ventures are the developers and DP+Partners is the architect.

Bethel Christian Redevelopment

Bethel Christian Fellowship just received historic concept approval to incorporate the façades of the buildings at 2200-2224 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE (map) into a five-story-plus-penthouse development, delivering 38 residential units along with new church space. The unit mix will span from one- to three-bedrooms, and the church would have programmatic space and a child care on three floors. There would also be 20 below-grade and surface parking spaces. 


2100 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue

Legacy Real Estate Development, LLC has filed plans with DC for a 21-unit residential development at 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE (map). The three-story building will replace a vacant parking lot. The Bonstra Haresign building is planned as having apartments that are one- and two-bedrooms and affordable at 60% median area income. If all goes according to plan, the developers hope to break ground in the latter half of 2024. 

1615 Good Hope Road

Dilan Homes is planning an 86-unit building with 10,000 square feet of commercial space at 1615 Good Hope Road SE (map)

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