Analysis & Planning Award of Honor
Anacostia River Parks Target Area Plan & Riverwalk
Design Guidelines, Washington, DC
Wallace Roberts & Todd,
LLC, Philadelphia, PA
Client: District of Columbia Office of Planning
A beautiful and thoughtful effort. . . A good, multi-agency
effort to produce a badly needed plan with a vision. . . Excellent
process. . . easy to follow and understand from a layman's perspective.
Professional Awards Jury Comments
This project is the keystone of the vision for turning the Anacostia
River from its current condition as the capital region's most underutilized
resource into a new, vibrant waterfront for Washington, DC. The
goal of this plan is to provide places for people to meet, relax,
encounter nature and experience the heritage of the waterfront neighborhoods.
Another consideration is the extension of social and economic equality—an
effort to ensure that benefits derived from a revitalized waterfront
are shared by those in surrounding neighborhoods for whom the river
has nevertheless been distant because of its lack of utility.