On August 13th, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Development (DMPED) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to announce DMPED’s interest in selling up to 300,000 square feet of development rights in Southwest and Near Southeast. The area in question runs along the Anacostia River from 2nd St. SW to 1st St. SE and includes Buzzard Point, Potomac Ave. SW, Nationals Park and M St. SE from South Capitol St. to the eastern end of the Navy Yard. Responses to the RFP are due on August 31st; selected respondents will be notified on September 3rd. For more information, view the full request here.
Buzzard Point and the “Capital Gateway” area are both designated as mixed-use in the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital, the National Capital Planning Commission’s guiding document for urban planning in and development of Washington, DC. The “Comp Plan” was last updated in 2004. More information on it is available here.
By James Duncan-Welke, editor-in-chief of The Southwester.