Projects that will Transform Southeast DC
Homeland Security Headquarters St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, located two blocks from Asheford Court, is going to become the new headquarters for Homeland Security. Construction on the facility is scheduled to begin in 2011. When the project is completed, 14,000 federal workers will work two blocks from Asheford Court, adding to the vitality of this area by creating a need for new housing and retail. Read Story
Steetcar in Anacostia Construction has begun for the Anacostia streetcar line in Southeast Washington between Bolling Air Force Base and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Anacostia is one of two pilot locations for a new street car system which will ultimately run throughout the city. Read Story
Poplar Point Poplar point is the mixed-use development of 110 acres of land along the Anacostia River into 3,200 units of residential housing, approximately 2 million square feet of commercial space, and a 70 acre park. Poplar Point will feature a waterfront cultural park serving as a green gateway to the Anacostia River and River Parks. The parkland will have gardens, memorials, museums, outdoor performance areas, trails, wetlands, a day-lighted Stickfoot Creek, ball fields, and an amphitheater. View Website
Skyland Town Center is located on a 16-acre site at the intersection of Good Hope Road and Alabama Avenue in Southeast Washington, DC. The development of Skyland Town Center will transform a disjointed retail area with limited offerings into a cohesive, well-designed, prominent living, shopping and gathering place. With 280,000 square feet of retail planned along with three above-ground parking garages and 470 for-sale condominiums, Skyland Town Center will provide residents of Ward 7 and nearby Ward 8 with expanded living and retail opportunities. Web link: View Website
Sheridan Station involves the large scale redevelopment of a vacant transit-oriented site one block from the Anacostia Metro Station. Development plans are approved for 344 new units of mixed-income housing consisting of 179 rental units and 165 for-sale homes. Phase I of Sheridan Station will break ground in the first quarter of 2010 and will consist of 114 rental units. This phase will include a solar photovoltaic power system, a vegetative green roof, an onsite medical clinic and fitness center, and structured parking. The project will be Green Communities Certified and will seek certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for HOMES program.
Four Points is 1.5 million square feet of new development in the heart of Anacostia's business district. The project will include 855,000 square feet of offices, 500 residential units, 165,000 square feet of retail, an eight- to 10-screen movie theater and a grocery store. The project envisions development of 9.5 acres -- nearly eight city blocks -- on the west side of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue around the Big Chair, a neighborhood landmark since it was installed in 1959 and whose survival over the decades has made it a symbol of the area's resilience.
Education and Recreation
The Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Campus (THE ARC) offers recreation, health care and cultural arts in a gleaming new 110,000 square foot facility. The 365 seat state-of-the-art theater hosts local and national artists. It is home for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Children's Health Project of D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Covenant House Washington, Levine School of Music, Parklands Community Center, Trinity University Adult Learning, Washington Ballet, Washington Middle School for Girls and Washington School of Psychiatry. View Website
Southeast Tennis & Learning Center has four outdoor and six indoor tennis courts, computer facilities, a learning center, and a large multipurpose room. The center provides athletic, tutoring, and educational enrichment opportunities for area residents.
Oxon Run Park In 2007 William C. Smith & Co. led 800 volunteers in a $750,000 improvement effort to rejuvenate 25 acres of the park two blocks from Asheford Court. Improvements included a new playground, amphitheater, regulation-size horse shoe pits, pathways, woods clearing, repair of a pedestrian bridge, and refurbishment of basketball courts. A second phase of Oxon Run Park revitalization is planned for Spring 2010.
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and Anacostia Park: with over 1200 acres, Anacostia Park follows the Anacostia River and is one of Washington, DC's largest recreation areas. Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens and Kenilworth Marsh offer beautiful nature walks and exhibits. There is an 18-hole course, a driving range, three marinas, and a public boat ramp. The parks are within a short drive of Asheford Court. View Website
Nationals Park, Home of the Nationals. Located two Metrorail Stations away or just a short drive across the river, the stadium is located in Southeast Washington along the Anacostia River.
Fed Ex Field, Home of the Redskins a quick 20 minutes to the game either via the Maryland 495 beltway or take I 295 to East Capitol St.
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (RFK) pleases crowds with its outstanding facilities and has been the home turf for pro sports, college athletics, and high school games. Currently it is the home of the DC United professional soccer team. It is only a few minutes away from Asheford Court.
Capitol River Front Spanning seven square miles along the District of Columbia's southern coastline, the Capitol Riverfront is an instrumental part of DC's Anacostia Waterfront Initiative. Development is expected to add more than 9,000 residential units and 12 million square feet of office, 800,000 square feet of retail space, 1200 hotel rooms, four parks, and the Riverwalk Trail. View Website
The Shops at Park Village boasts Washington's newest prototype Giant Foods grocery store, a restaurant, banking services, administrative offices and retails opportunities. View Website
The Eastern Market is a public market housed in a 19th century brick building. It is located on 7th Street SE, a few blocks east of the U.S. Capitol between North Carolina Avenue SE and C Street SE.
National Harbor will be the premier destination for an exciting retail community that includes fine restaurants, unparalleled shopping, stunning office space and Gaylord National, the largest hotel in the Washington, D.C. area. View Website
Convenient Access to Downtown
Easy access to Asheford Court from Downtown DC can be obtained by taking the Anacostia Freeway/I-295 to Stanton Road via Suitland Parkway. Neighboring public transportation options include the two Green Line Metrorail stations of Southern Avenue and Congress Heights.