Redeveloping the Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood
April 18, 2017
The Capitol Riverfront tour showcased the neighborhood's rapid growth through residential and office construction, as well as parks, community facilities and retail offerings. Tour participants visited both Canal Park and Yards Park, saw the ongoing rebuild of the Arthur Capper HOPE VI housing complex, and visited the mixed use Yards development, discussing its relationship to Yards Park and the river.
The tour also highlighted the impact of Nationals Park and the newly emerging Ballpark District/Half Street project that will contain 3 million SF of new development that is currently underway. Topics covered included public financing and public/private partnerships, environmental sustainability through design, the DC Clean Rivers project, and the new DC United soccer stadium and its impact on the redevelopment of Buzzard Point.
The larger economic development "positioning" that has catalyzed redevelopment in the Capitol Riverfront was also be discussed.