As the gateway to D.C.’s redeveloped Southwest Waterfront, the Maine Avenue Fish Market is set for some upgrades. The changes aim to preserve the history of the 212-year-old market and offer some new food options.
The District’s busiest road, the Southwest Freeway, has towered above the Southwest Waterfront for decades. But the cluster of oyster shacks and fishing piers below it hasn’t been a popular driving destination — until now. Here’s what drivers and pedestrians should expect when the 24-acre redevelopment called District Wharf opens next month.
When the first phase of The Wharf opens next month, Washingtonians will have access to new restaurants, retail shops and riverfront activities. One local chef said the new development is “going to change D.C. forever.” Here’s what’s planned.
See photos of the cobblestone streets and waterfront promenade, the apartments, and the views from The Wharf, the District’s newest neighborhood.
Development doesn’t always bode well with the environment, but experts say newer projects like The Wharf could do more good than harm. Here’s how.
After three years of construction, The Wharf, the mile-long redevelopment of the District’s Southwest Waterfront, is preparing for its Oct. 12 grand opening. WTOP’s special report, Destination Wharf, goes inside the new development for a sneak peek at the new housing, dining and entertainment options, as well as the traffic concerns and the environmental impact surrounding the project.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.