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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.

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