Economic Development

Get Ready for Art All Night 2023


Mayor Muriel Bowser in partnership with the Pennsylvania Avenue East Main Street Pennsylvania Avenue East Main Street(PAEMS) will host the 3rd annual ART ALL NIGHT 2023 along Pennsylvania Avenue, SE on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2023!!! Be sure to join us for live music, fashion, beauty, vendors, food trucks, musical performances and much more at three locations including:

FT. DAVIS PARK (3800 Pennsylvania + Alabama Avenue SE)

DC Dream Center / Southeast Whitehouse (2826 Q Street SE)

DINE ALL NIGHT @ HIGHLAND’S CAFE + GRILL (The Shops at Penn Branch )

Be sure to visit us at: for all the updated artist listings, performance times.

Jair Lynch Proposes Phase II Apartment Development at ‘The Shops at Penn Branch’

The owner of The Shops at Penn Branch (Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners) recently made public their plans to develop Phase II, an apartment building that will be built over the rear parking lot of the renovated shopping center located at along Pennsylvania and Branch Avenues.
Their current building design and plan includes:

  • Four stories plus penthouse
  • 175-185 single and family size rental units
  • A parking lot underneath the building (73 spaces)
  • Landscaped transition sections where the site borders single family homes on O Street
  • 10% of the units designated as “affordable” at 60% Area Median Income (AMI) as required by zoning regulations
  • 90% of the units are at market price at 80% AMI
  • A possible retail space at 5000-6000 square footage on the ground floor



Download Jan 13th PDF

New Food Options Coming to Penn Branch Shopping Center


Our next general body community meeting guest will feature Anthony Startt, from Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners will speak about new developments at Penn Branch Shopping Center.  Please click the link below to view /download  Jair Lynch Real Estate recent presentation for more information.  Join us at 7:00PM via Zoom. to ask your rquestions.

Penn Branch_ANC Presentation_2021_10_21-JAIR LYNCH PRESENTATION

Remember to join our PBCA Community meeting on 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9th @7:00 – 8:30PM

Zoom Meeting ID: 875 614 7925   Passcode: 766049    Dial-In: (301) 715-8592


Public Comment Period for Penn Ave SE Small Area Plan to Start Soon


The DC Office of Planning is continuing its work on the Pennsylvania East Small Area Plan, an updated vision and implementation plan for the Pennsylvania Avenue SE corridor east of the Anacostia River. The Office of Planning conducted a Town Hall on October 30, 2021 and presented a summary of recommendations they collected from previous meetings and conversations with community members.

  • Residents and other stakeholders may weigh in on the draft vision statement and recommendations online at
  • There will be a public comment period, mayoral hearing, and DC Council review and approval. Implementation of the Small Area Plan begins in spring 2022.
  • For additional information, please refer to the Pennsylvania Avenue East Small Area Plan website: . The planners involved in this process are very responsive.If you have questions, email [email protected] or call 855-925-2801 (pin: 9252) and leave a message.

Economic Development Along Penn Ave SE (Parts I & 2)


On Tuesday, March 9th and April 13th we discussed economic development in our area

During our General Body Meeting on Tuesday, April 13th, PBCA will host part two of our discussion about economic development in our community. Our guests this month will be, Anthony J. Startt from Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners, owners of The Shops at Penn Branch and Faith Broderick from the DC Office of Planning (OCP) will be returning.

About the OCP Small Area Plan

Also don’t forget to attend the upcoming OCP community townhall on Wednesday, April 14 at 6:00pm to address the development of a Small Area Plan for the Pennsylvania Avenue East corridor.

The plan will focus on enhancing a safe, accessible, and vibrant public realm; encouraging economic development and retail opportunities; improving transportation access and connectivity; and exploring housing opportunities to improve access for upward mobility.


April Meeting Agenda

MEETING ID:  834 4076 4341
PASSCODE:      766049


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Economic Development Part 1

PBCA General Body Meeting, March 9th 2021

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APRIL 13, 2021