This article originally appeared on Feb 17, 2020, published by Bisnow
D.C.’s smallest quadrant has been making an outsized impact on the city’s commercial real estate market. Since so much of its land area is dedicated to military bases, parks and memorials, Southwest D.C. has only about half a square mile of developable area. But within that little arc between the Potomac River and the National Mall are Buzzard Point and The Wharf, two of the fastest-growing districts in the Washington Metropolitan area.
Buzzard Point, once an industrial backwater, is seeing a burst of interest thanks to the opening of Audi Field, the new home of D.C. United, Washington’s Major League Soccer club. The area benefits from its proximity to Nationals Park and developers, who have owned much of the land on Buzzard Point for years, finally seem ready to build.