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Mayor Bowser to Celebrate Transformation of MLK Gateway in Historic Anacostia

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, January 8, at 10:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will celebrate the groundbreaking of MLK Gateway, a renovation of the historic retail buildings at the intersection of Good Hope Road and Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE that will bring office, retail, and other neighborhood amenities to Ward 8.

Phase One of the project includes the renovation of the historic retail buildings at 1201-1215 Good Hope Road, SE and the addition of a two-story office above the retail. Phase Two of the project will include construction of a new building at 1909-1913 Martin Luther King. Jr. Avenue, SE, with street-level retail and multi-story office above.


Wednesday, January 8, at 10:30 am


Mayor Bowser
Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5
John Falcicchio, Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Bo Menkiti, Founder and CEO of The Menkiti Group
Antwanye Ford, President and CEO, Enlightened
Duane Gautier, CEO, Arch Development
Emeka Moneme, Senior VP, Managing Dir, Capital, The Menkiti Group
George Ashton, Managing Director, Strategic Investments, LISC
Maurice Jones, President, LISC
Brian Burke, Executive Vice President, The Menkiti Group
Richard Bynum, Regional President, Greater Washington, PNC


Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road, SE
*Closest Metro Station: Anacostia Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected] To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).