Reunion Square Looks to Revamp Historic Anacostia

A slideshow of Four Points Development and Curtis Investment Group's Reunion Square, which is transforming Anacostia.

The 71-unit building already received approvals and the developers are going before the Historic Preservation Review Board this month to seek the necessary approvals for the 130-unit. Stan Voudrie, principal at Four Points, said they hope to start construction in 18 to 24 months.

In addition to building apartments, the developers plan to build several townhouses, and to revitalize the strip of retail on the ground level while also razing and rebuilding the Anacostia Playhouse Theater.

Once the two residential buildings are complete, the developers will reach the halfway point in their planned project. Reunion Square hopes to eventually bring 500 residential units and 1.1 million square feet of commercial and office space to the area. This month, the partners will file papers for a second office building which would be 275,000 square feet.

Marshall Moya Design will be the lead design architect on the project. Michael Marshall, AIA, NOMA, design director and principal, told MHN, “We are excited to be part of the renaissance of historic Anacostia.”

Curtis Investment Group has had a history in Anacostia since 1926, when the Curtis family built the Big Chair, a neighborhood landmark at V Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, as an advertisement for their furniture company.

Renderings Courtesy of Marshall Moya Design