The Capitol Gateway Marketplace Groundbreaking


The Capitol Gateway Marketplace is an exciting new project that will be anchored by a 135,000-SF new urban-format Walmart with a substantial grocery department. A 312-unit apartment building will include ground-floor retail with spaces ranging from 1,500 to 7,700 SF available for lease including several restaurant opportunities. A free-standing pad site, targeted for a sit-down restaurant is also available for lease.

On March 24, there was a groundbreaking ceremony that took place, at which SEM staff was in attendance.

“One of my top priorities as mayor is to build a pathway to the middle class,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “Part of that effort is providing residents with affordable, high-quality housing. But that is only half of the equation, residents also need jobs and retail options in their own neighborhoods. Capitol Gateway Marketplace will help make that goal a reality. I look forward to working with the development community and Ward 7 neighborhoods to ensure this project benefits D.C. residents and working-class families for generations to come.”

Councilmember Yvette Alexander, who recently visited Southeast Ministry and took the CASAS exam, was also in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony.

“This is a great day not only from Ward 7, but for the entire City of Washington. We are turning this area into one of our city’s premier neighborhoods, one where residents and visitors alike can work, shop, play, make convenient use of mass transit, and enjoy safe streets and high-quality homes. I’ve participated in countless community meetings regarding this effort, and I can tell you that everyone is excited about the future here,” D.C. Councilmember Yvette Alexander said.

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