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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Commemorating African-American families who built their homes in historic neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River by candlelight.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The 11th Street Bridge Park and the Anacostia Watershed Society are thrilled to announce that both organizations have received National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants as part of the Art Works category.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Celebrate the Anacostia River, Anacostia Park and the National Park Service’s 2016 Centennial celebration.

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Economic Impact Study

A key goal of the 11th Street Bridge Park is to serve as an anchor for economic development. Staff retained HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) to estimate the economic impacts of the proposed park as well as annual attendance. HR&A Advisors has led simliar studies for New York City's High Line, Baltimore's Inner Harbor and DC's Southwest Eco-District. We would like to thank the Anacostia Business Improvement District for their support.

Virginia Tech Urban Planning Students Study the 11th Street Bridge Park and Economic Opportunities

Prepared By: Eric Belmont, Kelly Davis, Yasmine Doumi, Aaron Frank, Chris Marshall, Matthew Pfeiffer, Katie McConnell, John Stowe, Nathan Wallingford, and Eric Weisz; Studio Advisor: Dr. Margaret Cowell; Virginia Tech Urban Affairs and Planning Program.

Presentation of the 11th Street Bridge Park

A public presentation by project director Scott Kratz describing the future bridge. View on YouTube.

People, Places and Plans: Demographic Analysis, Neighborhood Site Inventory and Assessment of Policy Relevant to the 11th Street Bridge Park

Prepared by: Priya Desai, Tim Maher, Bradley Rawls & Casey Studhalter; Managing Editors: Eric Childs and Jamie Genevie; Studio Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Morton; Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs

Elevated Parks on the Rise: Six Projects with Lessons for the 11th Street Bridge Park

Prepared by: Eric Brooks, Jamie Genevie and Alex Gonski; Managing Editors: Eric Childs and Jamie Genevie; Virginia Tech School of Public and International Afffairs.

Access, Walkability and Wayfinding: The Experience of Getting to the 11th Street Bridge Park

Prepared by: Ryan Anderson, Eric Childs and Terrah Glenn; Managing Editors: Eric Childs and Jamie Genevie; Studio Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Morton; Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs.

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76,000 residents live within 2 miles of the 11th Street Bridge Park