A 67-acre tract called Reservation 13 in
A 67-acre tract called Reservation 13 in the District of Columbia, the site of the former DC General Hospital campus, is off the traditional street grid and constitutes a barrier between southeast Washington neighborhoods and the Anacostia River. A plan by the city planning office and Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut & Kuhn Architects is designed to extend the city’s grid through the tract and build a waterfront park. This would open up the waterfront and transform the site into a mixed-use neighborhood. The site, served by transit, is expected to be developed over the next 20 years with a variety of uses, including health care, civic, residential and educational functions. The plan shows buildings of town center/core densities, forming street walls along the sidewalks. In addition to the waterfront park, a square provides open space.