Friday, October 20, 2006

Anacostia Waterfront Corp. Reveals Poplar Point Plans

The Anacostia Waterfront Corp. (AWC) is keeping itself quite busy these days, first with selecting a development team to work on its $800 million redevelopment of the Southwest waterfront along the Washington Channel, and now announcing at a recent community hearing its preliminary plans for its 110-acre Poplar Point project, located across the river from the Washington Navy Yard at the eastern foot of the South Capitol Street bridge in Southeast DC. The AWC expects the federal government to transfer this land to it in November. In addition to the site possibly hosting a new DC United soccer stadium and a hotel, initial plans also call for townhouses and mixed-income rental developments to be built, along with new retail and parks. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP has been assigned the task of creating a design for Poplar Point.


otavio_dc on Oct 20, 2006, 7:41:00 PM said...

Again, it is great that the AWC is so ready to go with these plans. Unfortunately, no development will occur at Poplar Point until the federal government officially transfers the land to DC. There is still a chance that it will not occur in November or maybe at all. Wouldn't it be a great disappointment if AWC gets us worked up, then the Federal Government does not go ahead and do the transfer. AWC could have waited another month or two before it made its development plan splash!

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