This article originally appeared on January 20, 2021, published by HillRag.
If the level of COVID-19 and political anxieties make you feel like you need some quiet time, consider a relaxing walk along the Anacostia either alone or with a friend. There are five suggestions.
Nearby the bridge is an area that is undergoing remarkable and long-overdue change. Starting at about P St. SW and heading south is Buzzard Point, a long-neglected and underused part of the city. Among the many stories giving Buzzard Point its bad name is the claim that it is where, in the time before cars and trucks, the dead horses were dragged and left for the buzzards and their friends to dine on. True or not, it has a long history of underdevelopment with a few industrial sites and little more, even though the western portion down to Greenleaf Point is comprised of the very attractive Fort McNair. There are two existing anchors – the new Audi Field Soccer Stadium on the north and the attractive James Creek Marina on the south. Between these is a level and pace of development that is remarkable to see. New apartment complexes are underway with plans to provide over six thousand units. With broad riverside walks and planned “bustling gathering spots”, the new development is being pitched as “The Final Jewel in the Riverfront Crown.