The National Park Service is planning to redevelop Buzzard Point Marina into a park to serve the residents that will be moving there in the near future. They're seeking comments, but they're due by the end of the day today.
DC has always intended that the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail would pass through the park (part of section 16 on the map below), and luckily both planning concepts on the table include the trail. The trail would be 20-feet wide and a 10-foot wide pedestrian promenade would be included in both concepts. The trail would extend from just south of 1900 Half Street to the southern end of Buzzard's Point between 1st and 2nd St SW, in front of the Riverpoint development.
Concept 1 has the trail passing through the park.
Which integrates the trail into the park, but might also leave to more conflicts with pedestrians. It also creates a more circuitous route and separates the trail from the water.
Concept 2 moves the trail out onto a causeway over the water with three connections to land.
This will likely be the more dramatic (and expensive) option, with a straighter connection and less conflict, but will make the trail isolated. It will also provide no shade in the summer an probably windier in the winter. It would be cool to see the kayaks pass underneath though.
Like I said, comments are due today. WABA supports both designs by the way.