The Carlyle submarket is a newer 76.5-acre mixed-use development that was once industrial and vacant land. It is now home to the U.S. Courthouse, the 2.5 million-square-foot U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and other corporate and residential uses. Its proximity to two Metro stations, historic King Street, and Interstate 495 make this submarket appealing for corporate office and headquarters relocations. The Small Area Plan, adopted in 2003, creates a vision for Eisenhower East that maximizes use of existing mass transit, reduces reliance on cars, coordinates design, and integrates public amenities. As a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented environment, this urban village will feature distinctive architecture and a healthy mix of jobs, residences, and retail, linked by a network of plazas and parks. The plan will result in a new urban center incorporating the best attributes of the city’s historic foundations.