|Groundbreaking Held for Lofts at Capitol Quarter
A joyous group of federal and District officials, lenders, developers, and residents broke ground on the Lofts at Capitol Quarter last Wednesday, March 5th.
The Lofts at Capitol Quarter, a 195-unit mixed-income apartment building, is the latest phase in the redevelopment of the Capper/Carrollsburg public housing project and will include 39 units of public housing.
The project, located on the south side of L Street, SE between 5th and 7th Streets, SE, is being developed by the DC Housing Authority (DCHA) in partnership with Urban Atlantic and Forest City Washington.
BID President Michael Stevens commented, "The Capitol Riverfront BID is very excited about the Lofts project and the continuation of the Capper/Carrollsburg rebuild. DCHA and its partners are to be commended on achieving the financing and commencing construction on this significant residential development."
For the full press release, click here.
|Mayoral Candidate Forum on Sustainability, Clean Water and Environmental Health
Would you like to know more about DC Mayoral candidates' platforms on sustainability, the clean-up of the Anacostia River, and environmental issues?
Join a large coalition of community, business, and environmental groups in DC on Friday, March 21st from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for a Mayoral Candidate Forum on Sustainability, Clean Water, and Environmental Health. The forum will be held at Ideaspace, located in the Boilermaker Shops at 300 Tingey Street, SE.
Hosted by former Mayor Anthony Williams, this will be the only meeting prior to the Democratic primary devoted to a broad array of sustainability and environmental health issues. The Capitol Riverfront BID is proud to be a sponsor of this forum on such a timely topic. Click here for more information. To RSVP, click here.
|Enjoy a Drive-in Movie Weekend in the Capitol Riverfront
On Friday, March 21st and Saturday, March 22nd, Grosvenor, McCaffery, and Skanska will present "Groundbreaking at the Capitol Riverfront," a drive-in movie series at the parking lot of First Street, SE and M Street, SE.
Pull into the converted drive-in theater to watch great films and purchase popular DC food truck cuisine. Toy Story will be shown on Friday night, and The Matrix will be shown on Saturday night. Both screenings will begin at 7:30 pm.
This event is free and open to the public. After the movie, enjoy one of the many nearby dining options in the Capitol Riverfront! Click here
for more information.
|Dine at Nando's Peri-Peri to Support Anacostia Riverkeeper
Raise money to restore the Anacostia River by dining locally! Nando's Peri-Peri, located in the Boilermaker Shops at The Yards, will host a fundraiser to benefit Anacostia Riverkeeper on Thursday, April 3rd from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Forty percent of all purchases, both dine-in and takeout, will benefit Anacostia Riverkeeper's advocacy for a clean and healthy river for all of the river's communities. RSVP and print out a flyer here.
Anacostia Riverkeeper is a nonprofit that works to protect and restore the Anacostia River for all who live, work, and play in the watershed. Like a "neighborhood watch" for the watershed, they also advocate for clean water laws that are fair and enforced consistently.
|Potbelly in the Capitol Riverfront Hosts Fundraiser
Join Potbelly Sandwich Shop at the Foundry Lofts building (301 Tingey Street, SE) on Tuesday, April 8th for food, fun, and a great cause!
Dine at this Capitol Riverfront restaurant location anytime between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and Potbelly will donate 25% of sales to support life-saving cancer research and patient services provided by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society National Capital Area Chapter.
Click here for more information.
|Canal Park Receives Sustainable Sites Initiative Certification
Canal Park received three stars based on its model of sustainability, and its establishment as a social gathering and economic catalyst.
The SITES program is a collaboration of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden. The SITES program was created to fill a critical need for development guidelines and recognition of sustainable landscapes based on their planning, design, construction, and intended maintenance.
Congratulations to Canal Park on this achievement!