The Rhode Island Ave NE corridor is finally making it onto the radar screens for retail promotion by the Washington, DC Economic Partnership. According to a recent Washington Business Journal article, the
Partnership added Rhode Island Ave/Brentwood and Rhode Island Avenue/Woodridge to the list.
What are these lists for?
According to the article:
“We initially produced these profiles to encourage retail and housing investment in underserved neighborhood markets across the City,” Keith Sellars, the economic partnership’s CEO, said in a statement. “The demand for knowledge by investors and entrepreneurs at this level has exceeded our initial expectations so we have expanded our reach to include several nascent neighborhoods and emerging corridors ideal for investment.”
The partnership is funded by the D.C. government and its private partners. It has two main responsibilities: representing D.C. during the International Council of Shopping Centers conference in Las Vegas and promoting the District’s retail corridors through meetings, site tours and research.
Here is a complete list of neighborhoods added to the publication for 2013:
- Barry Farm
- Capitol Hill
- Congress Heights/St. Elizabeths (St. E’s was added)
- East Capitol Street/Capitol Gateway
- Fort Lincoln/Dakota Crossing
- Georgia Avenue/Brightwood
- Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings
- Northwest One
- Park Morton
- Rhode Island Avenue/Brentwood
- Rhode Island Avenue/Woodridge
- Union Market
- Union Station/Burnham Place
- West End/Foggy Bottom