Public Reservation 13, 67-acres of public land along the eastern frindge of Hill East neighborhood and the western bank of the Anacostia River, is comprised of the existing DC Jail and DC General Hospital. There has been an ongoing community-based planning project for the vision of Reservation 13.
The Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) is one of the most ambitious development plans in the history of the District of Columbia. Spanning 30 years and comprising $10 billion worth of investment, the AWI pledges to restore and revitalize the Anacostia River. Led by the District of Columbia government, and embraced by 19 regional and federal agency partners through the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding, the AWI vision is to reconnect to the river, so that widespread access to the Anacostia River and its new parks, recreational, cultural, residential and commercial centers is possible.