21CD twenty-first century development

11th St. Bridge Park

Washington, D.C., , United States

The 11th St. Bridge Park will be Washington, D.C.’s first elevated public park located on the piers of the old 11th Street Bridge spanning the Anacostia River. The park will serve as a new venue for healthy recreation, focusing on environmental education and the arts. 

Size:

Approx. 4 acres when complete 

Dates:

2016 - 2023 (anticipated) 

Project Team:

Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) 

 

Performance levels achieved:

  • Standard

  • Good

  • Better

  • Living

  • Regenerative

Place
Limits to Growth
Food
Habitat
Transportation
Water
Energy
Health + Happiness
Civilized Environment
Neighborhood Design
Biophilia
Resilient Connections
Materials
Material Plan
Embodied Energy & Carbon
Waste
Equity
Neighborhood & Access
Access to Nature
Access to Community Services
Investment
Beauty
Beauty & Spirit
Inspiration

Goals & Strategies:

Place

Food

Goals: Not specified.

Strategies: Programming centered on urban agriculture; Community gardens established, harvest festivals, farmers markets planned; food grown on the bridge could be used by a local restaurant.

Habitat

Goals: Not specified.

Strategies: Elevated pedestrian bridge, watercraft rental.

Transportation

Goals: Standard development.

Strategies: Not Reported.

Water

Water

Goals: Include the history of the Anacostia River, its ecological challenges and plans for a cleaner and more sustainable future. Engage the River.

Strategies: Rainwater capture for irrigation.

Energy

Energy

Goals: Not specified.

Strategies: Not reported.

Health + Happiness

Equity

Goals: Serve as anchor for inclusive economic opportunity; Reconnect neighborhoods on both sides of the river; Improve public health disparities.

Strategies: Community engaged in planning process; Community land trust established to maintain affordable housing; Pre-emptive investments to ensure supply of affordable housing in anticipated gentrification.

Materials

Materials

Goals: Not specified.

Strategies: Not reported.

Waste

Goals: Not specified.

Strategies: Not reported.

Download Case Study (PDF)

Sources: https://www.bridgepark.org/sites/default/files/Bridge%20Park%20Principles_Web_0.pdf

*Note: This case study was developed using found information.