Georgia Avenue–Petworth station

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Georgia Avenue–Petworth
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Green.svg WMATA Yellow.svg rapid transit station
Georgia avenue petworth.jpg
Location 3700 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
Owned by WMATA
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: 60, 62, 63, 64, 70, 79, H8
Structure type Underground
Bicycle facilities 12 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code E05
Opened September 18, 1999; 20 years ago (September 18, 1999)
Passengers (2018) 5,889 daily[1]Increase 1.69%
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
Columbia Heights Green Line Fort Totten
toward Greenbelt
Columbia Heights
toward Huntington
Yellow Line

Georgia Avenue–Petworth is a Washington Metro station in Washington, D.C., on the Green Line and Yellow Line. It is located at the border of the neighborhoods of Petworth, Sixteenth Street Heights, and Park View in Northwest.


It opened on September 18, 1999, part of an extension of the Green Line that connected U Street and Fort Totten, allowing trains to travel between Anacostia and Greenbelt.

The station's west entrance closed on December 11, 2006, to accommodate construction of a mixed-use development. Bus stops, bike racks, and lockers were moved, and the entrance remained closed until 2009, a year later than planned.[2]

Like many other Metro stations, Georgia Avenue–Petworth has catalyzed nearby development. The District of Columbia Office of Planning has divided development proposals near the station into four localities:

  • Park View. Composed of three blocks along Georgia Avenue south of the station—3200 West, 3400 East, and 3500 East—Park View development is mainly limited by a 50-foot (15 m) height limit to infill residential or four- to six-story mixed-use development.[3]:34–35,43
  • Pleasant Plains. Further south, sites at 2700 West and 2900 West on Georgia Avenue are also subject to the low height restriction but with more emphasis on apartments and row houses.[3]:36–37,44
  • Petworth-Metro. To the north, this is the largest neighborhood by sites available and height, with a restriction of 65 ft (20 m). It contains a series of blocks on Georgia Avenue from Princeton Place to Shepherd Street, with the 3700 West block already developed as Park Place, containing 148 condos and 17,000 sq ft (1,579 m2) of street-level retail space.[3]:32–33,41–42
  • Upshur. The northernmost of the four regions, it is centered on Upshur Street near Kansas Avenue. As with Pleasant Plains, the Planning Office has focused on residential development for Upshur.[3]:30–31,40

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Southbound WMATA Green.svg toward Branch Avenue (Columbia Heights)
WMATA Yellow.svg toward Huntington (Columbia Heights)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound WMATA Green.svg and WMATA Yellow.svg toward Greenbelt (Fort Totten)


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Georgia Ave-Petworth rail station west entrance to close for construction" (Press release). WMATA. December 7, 2006. Archived from the original on January 10, 2007. Retrieved December 25, 2006.
  3. ^ a b c d "Georgia Avenue–Petworth Metro Station Area and Corridor Plan" (PDF). DC Office of Planning. Retrieved March 27, 2018.

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Coordinates: 38°56′10″N 77°01′28″W / 38.936112°N 77.024395°W / 38.936112; -77.024395