Prime Property

By Jim Foster, AWS President

View of the Anacostia River and RFK Stadium from August 2017.

As communities around the country scrambled to pitch themselves to Amazon for a potential second headquarters (HQ2), the District of Columbia submitted four potential sites to the ecommerce giant – two of them on the banks of the Anacostia River.

Both sides of the soon-to-be-remodeled South Capitol Street Bridge near the mouth of the Anacostia offer Amazon the chance to bookend the Anacostia River.

Further upriver, the area around the former D.C. General, near East Capitol Street, is a massive riverside site already being primed for redevelopment.

The Anacostia River is in a real estate boom, and we need smart development to protect how healthy it has become

By: Jim Foster, AWS President

Nationals Stadium, August 2009

Yesterday's Washington Post reported that the area of the Navy Yard and the Southwest Waterfront, both on the Anacostia River, is the 5th-busiest submarket for rental development in the entire United States. 

We are so excited to see improvements coming to the Anacostia River! An excellent article, linked below, from the District Source highlights several plans for land and river access developments.

Development Means Positive Attention for the Anacostia Riverfront

By: Shaun Courtney, District Source



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