The MLK Gateway Project
(1909 - 1913 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE and 1201 - 1215 Good Hope Road SE)
Images courtesy of Menkiti Group, Charles Wilson, and Google Street View
The MLK Gateway Project, located at a main entry point into the Anacostia Historic District from the 11th Street Bridge, will feature offices, a creative workspace, and much-needed retail. The development is also intended to serve as an anchor for a DC-based technology company.
HAPS worked successfully with the MLK Gateway Partners in developing a design for the Project that is compatible and complementary to the existing structures and the character of the Anacostia Historic District.
This included creating a design that was inspired by the facade of the 1909 MLK location, which collapsed in 2015, which was later approved by the Historic Preservation Review Board. The resulting design provides a fresh perspective on the positive impact of preservation coexisting with new development.