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ABOUT THE ST. ELIZABETHS EAST CAMPUS IN WASHINGTON, DC
The St. Elizabeths East Campus is nestled in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. The Campus is a historic gem that is being redeveloped into a mixed-use campus with the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Economic Development (DMPED) leading the charge.
The St. Elizabeths East Campus is the largest development opportunity, of the few remaining, in the nation’s capital. The Campus boosts the opportunity to transform a 183-acre lot into an essential commercial and residential hub East of the River.
Our vision is to create a mixed-use development that will serve the neighboring communities in retail demand, commercial spaces and office tenants, top-class healthcare, education and innovation, and cultural programming.
Please see our presentation for more information on the St. Elizabeths East program.
Details about the St. Elizabeths East: Phase II Project
PHASE START: 2020
PHASE COMPLETION: 2024
Rich in history and economic potential, the neighborhoods surrounding St. Elizabeths East form a vibrant tapestry of classic architecture, culture, community engagement, and public and private investment. Many of the neighborhoods surrounding St. Elizabeths East were once farmland and the rural character remains laced between the houses, apartment buildings, and institutions that have replaced the farm buildings and fields.
Nearest to St Elizabeths East, the neighborhood of Congress Heights can trace its history to a billboard placed by a hopeful developer, Colonel Arthur Emmett Randle in the 1890s and reading, “Watch for a Town—Congress Heights.” A Mississippi native who moved to the nation’s capital in 1885, Randle owned a parcel immediately south of the National Race Course and a small frame public schoolhouse that served all the children in this corner of the District. Congress Heights residents (originally truck farmers, nurserymen, bulb growers, florists, and fruit dealers) coupled with travelers from Maryland created a demand for the basic services and eventually the commercial establishments that today populate an area intersected by Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X Avenues.
Ward 8 is also home to several large federal and local institutions, including Bolling Air Force Base and the St. Elizabeths West campus, being developed today as a future home for Department of Homeland Security offices, including those of the U.S. Coast Guard.