This article originally appeared on April 8, 2021, published by Forbes.
Buzzard Point is buzzing with activity. Situated along the Anacostia River in the southwest section of Washington, D.C., Buzzard Point has undergone a complete transformation. Originally dubbed “Turkey Buzzard Point,” the neighborhood was formerly an industrial outpost and has made a comeback as a vibrant urban area, attracting young millennials as an idyllic spot to reside, work and play.
The talented efforts of numerous developers have put in place the final jewel in the riverfront crown which seamlessly blends together waterfront condos, retail shops, food halls and fine dining establishments, along with numerous nearby outdoor activities.
Buzzard Point’s first luxury mixed-use development, Watermark, launched leasing last summer for its 453 studio- to three-bedroom rentals. Developed by PTM Partners and Douglas Development, Watermark is located within an opportunity zone and was formerly an office building leased to General Services Administration. It remained vacant for years before its revamp, now featuring a rooftop infinity pool, fitness center, kayak & paddle boarding for rent, a dog wash & dog park and more. The project was also just award LEED Golf certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, adding to D.C.’s status as the world’s first LEED Platinum city.