Located in the heart of the communities found east of the Anacostia River, the Hillcrest market offers high incomes and direct access to more than 140,000 District residents as well as customers in neighboring jurisdictions. The redevelopment of the Skyland Shopping Center into a new town center, led by The Rappaport Companies and WC Smith, is an exciting mixed-use development planned for southeast DC. In addition, the 98,000 sqft Good Hope Marketplace, anchored by a 56,000 sqft Safeway, has been serving nearby residents since 1997. New residential development such as the Homes at Woodmont, Roundtree Residences and Fairlawn Estates exemplifies the increased demand for new homes as D.C.’s population continues to grow. New transportation improvements have also been added to this commercial district which includes Good Hope Road, Alabama Avenue and Naylor Road. Capital Bikeshare has several locations including one at the Skyland site and the D.C. Circulator has added a new route with stops in Hillcrest/Skyland, Historic Anacostia, and Capitol Hill.
With the area’s high demand for retail, neighborhood services and restaurants, nearby shopping centers are at capacity and new developments such as the Skyland Town Center will offer additional opportunities for businesses to enter the market.