The Revitalization of Kennedy Street Project will extend from Georgia Avenue to North Capitol Street. The project falls within Ward 4 neighborhoods of Brightwood and South Manor Park.

Map of Project Area

Map of Project Area


Construction will start in October 2016. The project will be completed in spring of 2018.


  • Improve Safety and Security
  • Create Identity - History, Diversity
  • Promote multi-modal Transportation


Design and construction components of the Revitalization of Kennedy Street project include:

  • Sidewalk and curb and gutter improvements, consisting of:
    • New brick and paver sidewalks from Georgia Avenue to North Capitol
    • New ADA compliant wheel chair ramps at crosswalks
    • New granite curbs
  • Upgraded street lighting
  • Improved corridor amenities - benches, bike lockers and trash receptacles
  • Reconstruction of signalized intersections 
    • Missouri/ Kansas/ Kennedy
    • 2nd/ Missouri
  • New trees and landscaping
  • New drainage and storm water structures
  • DC Water Green Infrastructure (GI) improvements, Kennedy Street (100 block)
  • Repaving (asphalt) of Kennedy Street

To improve storm water management and existing vegetation and architectural elements, the project includes several green infrastructure features:

  • Permeable sidewalk pavers
  • Landscape Planters
  • Bioretention areas
  • Pervious Pavement