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 is scheduled to be completed in the Fall of 2017.


  • 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