Your Neighborhood Center on
Top of the Hill


Penn Hill Today

Perched above Capitol Hill, the Penn Branch Shopping Center opened in 1964, serving the residents in Hillcrest, Penn Branch, Dupont Park and Randle Highlands with local and national retailers, community organizations and small businesses.


Tomorrow's center centers on you


Penn Hill Tomorrow

The redevelopment of The Shops at Penn Hill represents the transformation of a long-standing community retail center into a newly-designed, vibrant mix of retail, office and residential. Situated adjacent to the affluent Hillcrest and Penn-Branch neighborhood, this exciting new project is well-located and highly visible along the heavily-traveled Pennsylvania Avenue corridor. The Hillcrest and Penn-Branch submarkets offers high incomes and direct access to more than 122,000 D.C. residents.

New Retail 

Leveraging a location on a major vehicular commuting artery serving Washington, D.C. suburbs, Penn Hill will bring new retail to an area that is substantially under-served for grocery, lifestyle and service uses, with underground parking conveniently located on site.

New apartment living

Located amongst several well-established neighborhoods, Penn Hill residences will be developed to compliment this growing community. New residences will suit active lifestyles as well as those who want to relax and enjoy the freedom of apartment living. 

Modernized office + Shopping

The existing shopping center will be transformed into a contemporary place to work, shop and play. Penn Hill will provide shoppers and employees easy access from the surrounding neighborhoods and many other communities.

Penn Hill
Mini Golf


Join us this summer for Penn Hill Mini Golf

Come play at DC’s newest pop-up attraction, Penn Hill Mini Golf.  Each hole is individually designed and built by local artists After you test your putting skills, vote for your favorite hole!  Bring the family to enjoy a new taste every week from area food trucks and play your favorite games on the “lawn”.

Play 9 holes for $3 per person or $10 for a group of four. Check with your civic association for free passes.
August 6 through October 8, 2017
HOURS: Saturdays, 12pm - 7pm, Sundays, 12pm - 6pm
LOCATION: Shops at Penn Hill, aka Penn Branch Center, 3200 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, at the corner of Pennsylvania and Branch Avenues SE

NOTE ABOUT WEATHER CLOSURES:  If severe weather is in the forecast, please check the website by 11:30 on Saturday and Sunday mornings for an update.

Every hole is designed by artists based in our region:

Calder Brannock is the creator and curator of Camper Contemporary, an innovative mobile gallery that serves as home to his travel-based Adventure Residency program. Brannock earned a degree in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a degree in fine arts from George Washington University. He lives and works in Easton, MD.

Nehemiah Dixon III is a teaching artist, independent curator, art installer, and art director in the DC region. Dixon earned his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and is the President/CEO of Nonstop Art LLC and a resident artist at Red Dirt Studio.

The Holiday Starkillers Strike Back hole was created by Andrew Wodzianski and Jared Davis. These rebel scum enjoy blue milk, nerf herding, and painting in their respective earth studios (Washington, DC).



Katelyn Wood graduated with an MFA in Studio Art from American University in 2016 and participated in the GlogauAIR Residency Program in Berlin, Germany. An interdisciplinary artist, she served as curator for the Union Creative Showcase in Manassas, VA and currently works in Gainesville, VA as an art instructor.

Since moving to Arlington, VA two years ago, Lyric Prince's interests include social justice, visual patterns in the Afrofuturist theme, and the therapeutic applications of art. Her practice is project-specific: it includes digital art installations, paper sculpture, and large-scale drawings and paintings completed in live settings.

Terence Nicholson is a Washingtonian and a native of Anacostia. A graduate of the Corcoran School of Art, he has traveled extensively as a vocalist and musician with his hip hop band, Opus Akoben. As a visual artist, he has shown artwork at Honfluer Gallery. Terence also teaches Tai Chi, Kung Fu, and fronts a rock project called Thaylobleu.


Braxton Congrove attended the Virginia Commonwealth University Summer Studio Program and earned a BFA from James Madison University. Congrove has participated in Ox‐Bow School of Art, the Bread and Puppet Theater apprenticeship program in Glover, VT, and recently Arlington Arts Center present her in the Spring SOLOS exhibition.

Beth Ferraro is a curator, photographer, and creative facilitator with a focus on community engagement. Ferraro’s main focus is how to increase conversations and connections using art and public projects to create strength in neighborhoods. She has lived in Washington, DC for thirteen years. 



Rachel Schmidt is a mixed media installation artist based in the DC region who earned an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. Rachel's work focuses on futuristic visions of post-climate collapse and the impacts urbanization has on our environment. 


Community Input


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3200 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
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