Please NOTE: Renderings are for commercial leasing reference only and do not reflect actual tenants for the project,
nor do they reflect the final appearance of the building(s) as the design process has not been completed.

About MLK Gateway


The MLK Gateway has been designed to be a hub of office, retail, and community activity at the most prominent intersection in Historic Anacostia.

Our vision is to build on the inherent existing valuable assets in the Historic Anacostia neighborhood to create a dynamic destination.

We envision a project that serves as a catalyst for a thriving, diverse, and economically vibrant commercial corridor among a vibrant mix of commerce, culture, technology, and the arts.


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MLK Gateway Neighborhood Map


Our project includes 100% retail and office space to best serve the needs of the community. These buildings will house 150 new high tech jobs, will encourage economic development and are designed to attract much-needed neighborhood-serving retail and services.

Our proposed mix of tenants and uses includes:

  • Tech office anchor tenant with tech jobs incubator space

  • Accessible neighborhood-serving retail and a sit-down restaurant

  • Fresh food market

  • A real estate educational and career training academy


The Menkiti Group has partnered with Washington, DC-based Enlightened, Inc. to create a true gateway at the most prominent intersection in Southeast DC.

Together, the two minority-owned companies are committed to delivering a project that engages local residents in pathways to opportunity in this rapidly evolving market. 


In an unprecedented move for DC's tech sector, Enlightened will relocate company headquarters from the downtown CBD to MLK Gateway. The company will also operate a technology incubator and jobs training center at 1909 MLK Jr Ave.

Learn more about the partnership companies below. 

From Left: Antwayne Ford, CEO of Enlightened, Inc, and Bo Menkiti, CEO and Founder of The Menkiti Group


Enlightened, Inc. ("Enlightened") is an award-winning, HUBZone certified, Information Technology (IT) and Management Consulting firm dedicated to helping our clients achieve success in meeting their objectives and solving their problems.


Enlightened, Inc. partners with clients to solve their toughest problems and protect their most valuable assets. They take pride in providing intelligent solutions that address the needs of the evolving business space.

With decades of expertise in providing agile cybersecurity, management consulting and software development integration, success for Enlightened, Inc. is about discerning and responding to clients’ unique challenges, then designing high-impact information technology solutions to empower business success. Their experienced leadership team is always responsive and accessible, and all employees are empowered to take rapid and responsive action to resolve emerging needs.

The Menkiti Group is an integrated real estate services company dedicated to enhancing the fabric of life in America’s urban neighborhoods through the strategic development, management, and sale of residential and commercial property.


A minority-owned Certified Business Enterprise headquartered in the District of Columbia, The Menkiti Group was founded in 2004 with a mission to transform lives, careers, and communities through real estate.


The company’s approach to urban neighborhood transformation and investment is centered upon residential and commercial development, residential sales, and commercial brokerage. The Menkiti Group builds and sells high-quality housing and invests in commercial properties along emerging neighborhood corridors, and transform abandoned and underutilized properties into exciting and affordable homes and workspaces. 


Menkiti Group projects range from single-family residential renovations to new condominium projects, the development and tenanting of main street commercial properties, to large-scale mixed-use transit-oriented development projects.


Leasing Opportunities


  • Prime signalized intersection

  • Fantastic branding opportunity at the ‘Gateway to SE’

  • 14,000 SF of new retail available Q4 2019

  • 20,000 SF of office pre-leased to Enlightened, Inc.

  • Additional retail SF at retail sites nearby

  • Short walk to Metro (0.6 mi)

  • Area primed for revitalization

  • Neighbors include: DC DHCD, Anacostia Arts Center, Busboys and Poets, future Starbuck's, and US Social Security Office

For commercial leasing
information, please contact
Brian Burke at 202.808.8705


Click on a plan to enlarge. 

1201-1215 Good Hope Road SE

Commercial Retail/Restaurant or Other Service

MLK GATEWAY Floorplans updated SF 6.12.j



Please send us a message or inquiry and someone will respond promptly.


Brian Burke
MG Commercial


The Menkiti Group
3401 8th Street NE
Washington, DC 20017


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