Anacostia Waterfront Initiative: Revitalizing River Waterfront and Urban Neighborhoods

Wed, 2015-06-17 13:47 -- SCC Staff

In an unprecedented partnership among 19 federal and District of Columbia government agencies, the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) is bringing communities together and residents to the doors of new businesses.

AWI is a trailblazing endeavor that is removing physical barriers and opening a gateway to the future by transforming a once disconnected and deficient urban environment. 

Council Associate Partner CH2M is working alongside the District Department of Transportation on this visionary urban revitalization, helping to transform neighborhoods in the nation’s capital and create lasting legacies by amplifying their unique strengths.

Restoring and reconnecting
The 30-year, $10 billion project will restore the long-neglected Anacostia Waterfront, reconnecting neighborhoods and showcasing their historic and cultural identity.

Aimed to leverage private investment in the economy and provide a cleaner river environment, the initiative offers residents and businesses blocks of revitalized urban areas through multi-modal transportation, waterfront parks and recreation areas. Serving as the spine of the economic revitalization, the transportation infrastructure is connecting new mixed-use development areas along key corridors. The conversion of highways to urban boulevards, improved connectivity between neighborhoods and the elimination of regional travelers from local streets is improving development opportunities, commuter traffic flow and quality of life for local residents.

From environmental documentation and preliminary engineering, to overall consulting and program management, CH2M local experts are working side-by-side with the District Department of Transportation to advance AWI’s transportation projects. Specifically, CH2M is overseeing:

  • Planning
  • Design
  • Environmental compliance
  • Financial management
  • Public and community involvement
  • Right-of-way management
  • Constructability reviews
  • Construction management
  • Civic engagement
  • Civil rights and minority business promotion
  • Intermodal planning and support
  • Utility negotiations and agreements

CH2M fingerprints can be found on the South Capitol Street Corridor, the 11th Street Bridge, the Riverwalk Trail and more.

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