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   The Plaza will be the new place to hangout to meet friends, shop, live, and to         enjoy the Plaza, the canals, the exciting new retail, and the River.

Welcome to Poplar Point Place, a proposed private & public development designed to make Anacostia one of the areas most livable and entertaining destinations in all of Washington, DC. 

Poplar Point Place will include all the uses a neighborhood needs

Our engineers have artfully brought the Ancostia River into the project through the rediscovery of historic Stickfoot Creek. Ultimately containing 6M sf of office, residential, retail and other entertainment venues on 150 public & private acres, PPP will be a new landmark in DC.  Master planned to enjoy all the benefits of a unique location situated on the Anacostia River with some of the areas best views of the US Capitol.  All Buildings have been laid out so the visitor can at all times enjoy the various views, attractions, and amenities offered at Poplar Point. 

Easy Access to the Metro and the areas top retailers

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Places to live, work, shop, play, boat, watch, or just relax


Three levels of open air shopping and dining with beautiful views of the City.

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Park and Waterfront living with spectacular views of the City

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Imagine the possibilities of Poplar Point Place

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That make a great neighborhood

Proposed plans by URBAN-city Ventures, LLC 

A Mixed-Use Village 

We started our site plans with the goal of making a first class park maximizing the recreation of the land and water while being sensitive to the existing wetlands, wildlife, and fauna.  We then set about making a first class pedestrian neighborhood.   Next we set out to create the interest and amenities that would make the area a first class destination for locals and visitors alike.   We then shaped our buildings to create both the volume and uses that were in demand, financeable and sustainable.  Lastly we reviewed the site plan and the buildings to ensure the site lines maximized both views, open space, and sense of place.


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Riverfront Esplanade

Poplar Point can serve as a new destination for both DC residents and those from all over the Mid-Atlantic if not the world!  There is even the possibility of relocating the train under the esplanade.  Enjoy the waterfront like they do in Rome!  Dock your boat a this architectural gem of a marina while enjoying views of the City.    

Trains and Cars

Imagine the middle portion of Suitland Parkway hidden from pedestrians in a new Esplanade at the edge of the Anacostia River.  This new passage way under The Esplanade could also eliminate the need for the existing tracks that currently run thru the City only to cross the Anacostia River and then onto Maryland.  Instead the trains would go from south Alexandria, VA across the Potomac (bridge) then north within existing I-295 to eventually drop into The Esplanade along with thru vehicles as well to eventually resurface to the north.  And a new at-grade District Avenue could be created from existing Shannon Avenue and the existing Railroad easement for local traffic.  Meanwhile pedestrians could stroll along the Anacostia enjoying the Park and the views!   

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                       General Master Site Plan                                     for all of Poplar Point (Nov 07')               

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Building Plans

City Site Plan 2004

AWC Waterfront Plan

Original Anacostia Riverfront BID

Public Agency lands in Red at Poplar Point

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Sample of building models for PPP.

City's concept for Soccer Stadium

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Alternate PPP layout example

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Re-aligned Howard Rd, SE

It’s All in the Details

See the Washington Monument in the distance?  In our model, Howard Rd, SE is re-aligned to be on the same axis of the Washington Monument.  The change results in marvelous vistas to the northwest towards the Mall and Downtown and creates a unique atmosphere for shopping, eating, and relaxing along the new Howard Boulevard.  This changes also greatly increases the visitors experience as to where they are in DC.

Rick Powell, Marion Barry, Jr., Jeff Epperson

Jeffery W. Epperson and Richard M. Powell are the owners of URBAN-city Ventures, LLC, Poplar Point One, LLC  and the most of the private land abutting Poplar Point Park. 

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Tell the City Planners and your Councilman what you think today.

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