ROBERT STEUTEVILLE    APR. 1, 2002
The Revitalization Corp., chartered by the District of Columbia, has unveiled plans for a redevelopment of the southwest Potomac River waterfront into a mixed-use, pedestrian friendly neighborhood center. Plans call for apartments, shops and cafes, an upgraded fish market, river tour boats, and a cultural attraction (perhaps a children’s museum). Stairs would connect the waterfront with neighborhoods above. The nonprofit corporation is headed by Elinor Bacon, former chief of HUD’s Hope VI program during the Clinton administration. The Hope VI program employs new urbanist design principles in public housing developments across the US, a policy that began in the 1990s.