Washington, D.C., riverfront to get $8 billion facelift

07/13/2004 | USA Today

The Anacostia Waterfront initiative is an $8 billion, 25-year effort in Washington, D.C., to clean up the city's "Forgotten River," as well as improve the run-down neighborhood, which includes locating 25 sites for museums and memorials along the river, creating 20 miles of trails and constructing 20,000 new houses, apartments and condominiums. Less than two miles away from the National Mall, Mayor Anthony Williams believes the revitalization plan is imperative to his goal of attracting 100,000 residents to the city by 2010.

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